MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Taco Tuesday and Coffee

There is a steady rain against a backdrop of dull, gray skies and 61 degrees which intends to climb only two more notches by the afternoon.

I promptly woke at 6:50 AM after seven hours of uninterrupted sleep – save when Bailey rose to get comfortable while burrowed next to my chest. The dogs were fed and pottied within ten minutes and then I was Zooming with my son in London over my breakfast and his lunch.

I asked Josh’s view on how to improve my coffee’s flavor. I vacillate between Folgers and Maxwell House simply because they are affordable and not fluffed up with various flavors.  Now, don’t get me wrong; I do love flavored coffee that’s not an astronomical expense as I tend to avoid branded coffee stores. Aside from a few specialty coffee purchases at Tuesday Mornings, I am a basic coffee guy. However, my coffee just never has an uplifting flavor.

Several years back, the Melin family gave me a pour-over that I love and use once or twice throughout the week. They also gifted me a Braun coffee maker which is wonderful. I just need to find the right coffee. I am not interested in a French press like Josh and Dave have, nor any of their luxurious coffee. I am not knowledgeable enough about the art of coffee making and it’s not a topic I wish to embed myself. I just want my coffee, like many of my home-prepared meals, to be more enjoyable. I suppose I need to be more passionate about coffee making and cooking. Alas, I am not as I find both to be uninteresting and a waste of time.

This morning, I am working on purging and reorganizing my study. I have a Zoom appointment/interview at 11 AM, and then I will join Mama Kay and several others for Taco Tuesday at El Toro, our weekly haunt. I had exchanged a holiday-schedule night off from teaching for December 20th so I could be at The Park for the last push to Christmas; therefore, I will get to see some regular Tuesday students this afternoon and evening. I won’t Zoom with my Wyoming and California students as I was home early enough on December 20th to have lessons.

On with the purging and organizing… and figuring out how to enjoy my own coffee.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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