We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King Jr.
This is the quote I wrote in my calendar to greet me this morning. An excellent reminder when the finite disappointment seems more like endless disappointment and I have lost sight of infinite hope. This week, I am going to be refocusing on hope.
An update from last week: I shared my Bialetti pots and Karen mentioned that what coffee you use is important. This is most certainly true! I have found that a darker roast beans brew a better pot of coffee and my favorite is one we can find at our local Costco… Mayorga Café Cubano. How you grind the coffee is also important… you can’t grind it so finely that the water cannot “perk” through the grounds. I have found that an “auto-drip” grind works very well.
Just when I had begun to wonder if winter would ever arrive… it did and then some yesterday! We have about 8 inches of snow (which shuts all of Pittsburgh down!) and it is still coming down this morning. My thyme that will not die is blanketed in snow this morning… still green and I will be picking some to make some breadsticks to go with dinner. (I think it is telling me that it has infinite hope!)
But yes, it was a morning that required all.the.handknits for Sherman’s morning constitutional! Ha! (Although, all the hand knits was probably overkill considering that Sherman was out for less than 3 minutes!)
If you too are in the path of this momentous storm, stay safe and warm! It is a morning for an extra cuppa and a good book!
See you all back here on Wednesday!
That Mayorga looks like excellent coffee! I use a lot of Cafe du Monde (which is a mix of coffee and chicory). Yum!! I may need to brew a second pot this a.m. We had some snow – not much – and then it turned to rain and now it is back to snow. The only thing I need to go out for is an eye appointment at 3:15 and I’m hoping by then everything has stopped. Stay warm!!
That is an interesting and appropriate quote. Disappointment has felt infinite and it’s easy to lose sight of any hope, but this week I’m focusing on the small wins and celebrating them. The first one is the delivery of my Bialetti pot on Wednesday!
It was definitely a day for an extra cup of coffee! I surprised myself by sleeping in until almost 8 this morning, so breakfast became more like brunch and I sipped my coffee for a while. I can imagine that, being a small dog, Sherman was not a big fan of all the snow. I hope you can all stay warm and cozy inside today!
Enjoy your snow day, Kat! 🙂
Good to know about the Mayorga – our Costco has had Starbucks French Roast on sale lately and I’m loving that! …also love the photo of the snow on your thyme!
I hope you enjoyed your snowy days. We had a warmer weekend with a polar plunge coming early Wednesday morning.
You have me so tempted! I’ve been eying Bialettis since you published this post on Monday. I’m trying to resist, but what a lovely afternoon coffee treat for my husband and me. Hmmm…
I hope you’ve got the snow all cleaned up and that Sherman’s walks are a bit more comfortable. Our snow turned to rain on Monday and our driveway is pure ice. Yikes!
I cannot function unless I have coffee in the morning 🙂 Then I switch to herbal tea or green decaf as my hot brew of choice. The older I become the pickier I become!!