Monday, August 19, 2013

Coffee and Glitter Nailpolish

Good news everyone!  My cupboard overfloweth with coffee!


I swear, if I get a single comment about how "overfloweth" is not really a word, I'm going to facepalm myself so hard that I'll leave a bruise on my forehead.  And I have to work this afternoon, so that really would be highly inconvenient.  But back to the coffee.  This is the beauty of having a blog and having a birthday.  I blogged about how the shenanigans that take place around here on a regular basis become enough to send me to the loony bin if I don't have coffee.  Mere days later.....boom.  Coffee.  Like magic, it was appearing in gift bags, in my mailbox, and one bag was even brought to my doorstep by Roxanne the Caffeine Stork.

But now a practical question, can I freeze any of this stuff?  I mean, I love my coffee for sure, but the harsh reality is that the boys don't really allow me enough time to drink enough in one day to put a dent in this stash in a timely manner, so I need an action plan to keep the non-vacuum sealed stuff fresh.  Thoughts?

And for the record, my first day of living in a re-caffeinated state was a lovely relief....until I got the shakes and my depth perception was so out of whack that I kept running into things at work and nearly set a wine glass down on top of somebody's water glass because I thought I had more clearance.  On the bright side, I was very VERY chipper.


Can we please talk about this?  My son, my darling oldest boy.  Light of my life, fruit of my loins, joy of my existence.  (Sorry I just said "loins.")  He came back home from playing at a friend's house with neon glitter fingernails.

Neon.
Glitter.
Fingernails.

And then I came home from volunteering in the nursery at church on Sunday to find that his Daddy had given him a mohawk to go with his neon glitter fingernails.

If he thinks he's going to Kindergarten like that, he's nuts.  I'm just quite ready for this phase just yet.

Oh, and then I asked Micah to help his brothers pick up the toys before bed and this is what I walked in to find:

Thank goodness I have plenty of coffee.

Off to buy nail polish remover and underwear,
Sarah



14 comments:

  1. At first I laughed about Isaiah's nail polish, but then I started seriously contemplating what I would do if Mariel had a mohawk!

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    1. Mariel would need to grow some hair first, so I think you have some time to think about this one yet. :)

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    2. True. :) She already has a propensity for daring hairstyles. :) Luckily she has a nicely shaped head.

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  2. Three things:

    1) This was funny. Very nice.

    2) Please don't put a bruise on your forhead. People always think the worst and I'd be getting calls.

    3) I defend Isaiah getting nail polish put on. It will serve him well when he's in his teens to remember that if a girl asks if you want them to do something girly to you, you just say yes. Two reasons for this. A) They see you as not just some macho dope who can relax. B) you have a girl holding your hand for an extended period of time.

    No negatives there.

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    1. You didn't seem quite as thrilled about the nail polish when he first showed up with it!

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    2. True, that thought came upon further reflection and after hearing that they didn't do it to themselves.

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  3. Yes, you can freeze coffee. Put it either in some other form of container or a Ziploc bag so it doesn't take on other flavors from the freezer.

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    1. And by the way, Maribeth....thank you so much for the coffee and chocolates!! The chocolate may possibly be gone already. :)

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  4. My daughter and I paint our nails together and my 3 year old son usually asks too. My husband doesn't like this so much, but I paint my son's nails too. When he gives me that cute little innocent face, how can I say no when I'm painting his older sister's nails. On the upside, from a male perspective of approving of males painting their nails, when I give him a choice of the different colors of the rainbow nail polish I have in stock, he always chooses blue! :)

    And I love your hubby's comments of having a girl hold his hand...sweet thinking! :)

    Tiff

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    1. I think it was the combination of the multiple neon colors and the glitter that sent my hubby right over the deep end. Not in an angry way, of course. More in a "roll your eyes and let him wear it that way a day or two before you wash it off" kind of way. :)

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  5. Question for you. I see you received bags of different flavored coffee. We only use Folders. Do you need a different type of coffee maker for that kind of coffee you use? I've only been drinking coffee for a year so bare with me...just curious on trying different flavors. Wasn't sure if you had to grind it, ect... :)

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    1. I use a grinder, so I actually prefer to buy my coffee in whole bean form. My coffee maker is by Kitchen Aid. I encourage you to venture out beyond Folgers because there are so many amazing coffees out there! I tend to prefer the medium roasts, but a good bold roast is great for making iced coffee. There are some great flavored coffees too, like hazelnut and caramel. Experiment and have fun!

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    2. You don't need a different coffee maker. The same coffee maker that makes Folgers will make other coffees. You will just need to buy ground coffee, not whole bean like Sarah. Or invest in a grinder. Freshly ground coffee has the best quality and flavor.

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