Well, I had a bit of a scare this morning. As you know Fred, my espresso machine, is near and dear to my heart in a way very few other objects are. And the grinder that goes along with Fred is just as important to me. Fred takes a very special grind to make my espresso, and the grinder is set to that and only that.

So I go in the kitchen this morning, looking to make my typical quad shot latte, and I realize I have to grind more beans. I pull out the coffee and pour it into the grinder, and then I set my container underneath the spout, and I press the switch and nothing happens. Not even an rrrrr.

Talk about panic!

I make sure the grinder is plugged in and I try again. Nothing. Nada. So now I’m starting to get a little worried and Sam is noticing that slightly frantic tone in my voice that happens when I realize I’m needing caffeine and there’s none to be found. Of course, the man teases me about it until I glare him into silence. Lucky for him, he knows when to stop.

I try again. Nothing. I haul the grinder out of it’s corner in order to look at it — the damn thing is heavy — and then I see a switch on the bottom side. That’s right, there is another switch on this grinder besides the one in front that starts it up! Hoping, hoping against hope, I flip the white switch and then try again. My grinder begins its run, I cheer, and Sam breathes a sigh of relief that we don’t have to go to Starbucks at seven in the morning so I can get a quad shot espresso. So that just goes to show you: double check all the switches on your appliances when something refuses to run.

AUTUMN THORNS continues to run crazy like a juggernaut through my head. Kerris is about to meet Penelope—guardian of the Veil, and Veronica—queen of the Unliving. Both scare the hell out of me, though Veronica more-so, and I have a feeling Kerris isn’t going to be overly thrilled with the meeting, either.

I’m also working on a couple other side projects and waiting on some news from my agent. You’ll know more about both when I know more about them.

This past weekend I watched Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy. Unfortunately I watched Guardians right after I watched Maleficent and my mind just couldn’t keep on the second movie. I really loved Maleficent, though I would have done a few things differently of course, but Guardians of the Galaxy was too hard for me to get into, primarily because my mind was still lurking back in a dark and beautiful fairyland. So I intend to watch Guardians of the Galaxy again in a few days when I am in a more lighthearted mood. Because I know that I can enjoy it, I just have to be in the right frame of mind.

Tonight’s dinner is going to be spaghetti squash with a faux Alfredo sauce — in other words I’m making a sauce of coconut milk and smoked salmon to go over the spaghetti squash and it should be really good. Obviously I cannot have any dairy, so I will be adding a little bit of fake cream cheese as well. I guess that’s it for now, I hope you had a great day and I will talk to you guys later.

OH…by the by, Mercury has now gone retrograde. Be cautious of miscommunications, accidents, and back up your files, for the sake of the gods. Electronics, communications, and this time of the stars do NOT get along.

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9 thoughts on “Espresso Flail, Writing, Movies & Chitchat

  • 01/30/2015 at 4:14 am

    Oh goodness do I know what that’s like! Not with coffee, exactly, but with my beloved computer or cell phone…I press a button and it doesn’t do what its supposed to do its instant panic LOL. Glad it all worked out and I can’t wait to read the new series. Now back to Panther Prowling…I’m almost finished. 😀

  • 01/22/2015 at 10:49 pm

    Looking forward to hearing about the future projects and glad you didn’t have to go to Starbucks.

    • 01/23/2015 at 9:39 am

      I love Starbucks, but damn, I do NOT want my espresso machine or grinder to go on the blink! LOL

  • 01/22/2015 at 1:28 pm

    I don’t think that scare can be turned into a horror movie.
    ‘Day of the Unworking Coffee Grinder’
    ‘On this day, the grinder wouldn’t churn out ground coffee for espresso’.

  • 01/22/2015 at 6:46 am

    That dinner sounds good. I LOVE baking spaghetti squash and right now my favorite topper is a roux and scallops. Mmmm, seafood! <3

  • 01/22/2015 at 5:34 am

    EEEE!!! The hints you drop about Autumn Thorns is so tantalizing, I cannot wait to get my hands on it when it comes out. This is my most anticipated new series. Seriously CANNOT wait 🙂



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