After CrossFit last night, Mal and I came home, made ourselves protein shakes, and then exchanged presents since he picked “buy each other a small gift” for our 24 Days of Togetherness.
I ended up buying Mal a copy of Men’s Journal. He loves magazines, but rarely ever buys them for himself (unless we’re at the airport). This particular issue had a big “Gear of the Year” section as well as an article called “The Case for Primal Living,” which I thought he’d really enjoy—and he did! He got into bed a little early last night so he could read his new magazine, and he said “this is a really good issue” a few different times and even made me read an article he thought was especially interesting. Success!
Then, it was time for Mal to give me my gift. He had a little fun with it and made me close my eyes and hold out by hands…
I knew what it was immediately! Marylou’s Coffee!!!!
Mal apologized for going over-budget, but he thought a bag of decaf Milky Way would be a lot more exciting than a $5 gift card to Marylou’s. And he was totally right! I was psyched and immediately went to brew a pot for iced coffee for the morning. Yessssss!
Well, a few minutes later, our coffee marker shut off after brewing only about a 1/4 of a pot. Weird. There was still water inside, so I turned it on again to see if it would continue brewing. No luck. It shut off just a couple of minutes later.
At this point, Mal came over and took the whole thing apart and cleaned it out the best he could. When he tried to brew a pot of coffee, no liquid came out and then we started to smell something burning. Not good. And then the coffee maker shut off again… and again. Wah. We’re devastated. Just kidding. It’s almost 5 years old and we use quite a lot, so I guess it’s time for a new one.
R.I.P. coffee maker.
Once we determined that our coffee maker officially bit the dust, I took a shower and then threw together a quick dinner with leftovers from the refrigerator. In the mix: spaghetti squash, ground Chorizo, roasted broccoli, potatoes, and pesto.
And, for dessert, I ate a sugar cookie and then finished drinking the rest of my protein shake.
Question of the Day
Which small kitchen appliance can you not live without?
P.S. You still have time to enter the giveaway to win a entry to the upcoming fitmixer Boot Camp. I’ll pick a winner this afternoon!