Taking time to smell the
Life has so many wonderful things to offer. Each daily thing can be taken for granted, or enjoyed for a moment or two- like the alluring aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. How relaxing it is to take in the hints of citrus, floral and woody notes before taking the first sip. There are so many things to be thankful for, and to remember them as well as enjoy each day. As a mom of 5, if there is one thing I have learned with having a larger than average family, it is important to fill ourselves up so we can pour out to others. If momma is running on empty then what is there to give, but impatience and frustration. What has worked for me is starting the day off right with an amazing cup of coffee, I mean good coffee! Let me just rave a little bit about my coffee heaven.
This past Christmas, my hubby knowing my love for a rich cup of coffee and full well knowing the chaos each morning brings as we serve up breakfast to all the kids, blessed me with a Delonghi Nespresso OriginaLine Machine
The patented technology has the 19 bar system, forcing the water out at great pressure which creates the wonderful crema on top (which is that famous hazelnut colored foam). Just like the Barista’s make it with freshly ground beans. I mean we are talking a smooth coffee. This mean machine can make the perfect Café Latte, Macchiato, Americano (my morning ritual) to just a plain ole good cup of coffee. My kids often get me to froth them some milk and a flavor shot from one of the specialty syrups I have. They tell me it is better than hot cocoa, I will trust them on this- I will stick to the caffeinated beverages. In fact I had a friend over this past week and we each enjoyed a salted caramel macchiato with all the fixings just like Starbucks mmm…
My hunny and I were fortunate to get away on a 3 night/4 day stay in Calgary this past winter. We spent much of our time in Banff and Radium hot springs –
It was during our stay at the Fairmont Palliser that I was introduced to the most delicious cup of coffee at the touch of a button. We had a Nespresso OriginaLine in our room and the private penthouse lounge also featured Nespresso’s Vertuoline, where we enjoyed Fairmont GOLD treatment. Waking each day to our own private buffet as well as enjoying a variety of canapés every evening.
These days I reminisce about going back and recreating our stay, and every time I brew a gourmet cup of coffee I have fond memories of our time. Just the two of us. That does not happen very often- in fact it had been since we were married almost 10 years ago that we had been away for more then 24 hours (without kids that is).
As it is, this precious gift I received this past Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving! It is in the little things where happiness and contentedness is found, because together they are what make up the big things. Now to go and place my order for coffee online and have it delivered to my door within 48 hours! (How awesome is that?) I don’t even have to step outside my house to keep enjoying this dark rich beverage! Until next time-
Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content.
Philippians 4:11 KJV