But We Don't Drink Espresso...

Right before Christmas we got a call from an old friend letting us know he was sending us something. A few days later we got a Espresso Machine delivered to our front door! It was beautiful - even in the box - I immediately fell in love. I was so excited! I wanted to open it right away and then the GID reminded me... "We don't drink espresso"

I was deflated.

Then I reminded him of all the money we have laid out for Starbucks
[or was that mainly me?]

Well, apparently that means I like espresso.

[or maybe I just love the IDEA of espresso, served in those cute little petite cups and saucers, in a cozy little coffee house, looking a giant coffee-table books on a crisp cool evening...]

So there it sat, as it was left to me to ponder the possibility of returning it for an exchange.

I pondered.

All through Christmas I pondered. It waited for me to open it to hold it and love it and use it. It still sat there after the Christmas decorations came down and were packed away.

After a couple weeks I said to the GID let's just keep it, it'll be fun! I can make lattes. He frowned. "We don't really drink espresso, I thought you wanted a juicer?"

It sat there longer. Let's see, a big stainless steel, veggie and fruit juicer that I could make lots of yummy mixed juices to feed my family and and add to smoothies. Mmm, greens and oranges mixed with reds and blues... but exchanging it was not settling well with me.

I said again, let's just keep it. He frowned. [or so I felt] Once again, I deflated. "Do you want to go and do an exchange?" I suggested. No, he didn't. I didn't think so...

So that was that, it was coming out of the box! The BIG, BEAUTIFUL ESPRESSO MACHINE IN ALL IT'S COMMERCIAL-LOOKING GLORY was mine!

Can you feel the love I'm feeling here...

It's so shiny and new! I just want to hug it!

Oh baby, Look at that latte!

Yah, a juicer would be nice, but sometimes it's all about ME!

The Big Reveal!

Here it is, my new creative space...and a blog to boot! Now if I only had the time for both of them. Hmm. One step at a time.

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I'll be populating this blog with more of my non-Harrison musings, thoughts and experiences without imposing such musing on loving family that doesn't give a hoot about a picture of a stump.

wood stump closeup

I like the stump.

My Space - No Pun Intended

Expanded from Pierce Baby Project

January 2008 has me pondering a lot of things. It seems that a lot of fellow bloggers have talked about simplifying - their life, their home, their corner of cyberspace. I've been busy doing a lot of things around here.

"Simplify" & "Organize" are great New Year's resolutions to take on, they are short-term goals more easily achieved.

Our church's theme for the first part of this year is "Transformation". How apropos for what I have been thinking about; what is going on in my own heart. Transforming my life inside and out on a spiritual level. Time to take back the land - so to say.

Finally, I wasn't able to go to my church's Women's Retreat again this year, but the theme was Beauty from Ashes from Isaiah 61:

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

I know all in attendance were very blessed; just meditating on Isaiah 61 is refreshing in it's self.

So I started here:
the beginning
And Here:
The middle

I have a new space now, and if all goes well, I will find my "happy place" once again.

In 2008 I hope to:

And Create Beauty for myself and my family.

Welcome to the adventure.

It's a New Year!

And a New Adventure!

More Coming Soon!
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