Friday, January 20

9:30...


Every day at 9:30, we start brewing coffee for the men. Lessons are wrapping up, laundry is whirring in the machine, dishes are washed, and we are ready for a little break. The children help insert the coffee, add the water, dip the spoon into the sugar (twice!), and pour in the cream (or usually, milk). Once each cup is made, I tip it into travel mugs while the children put on their boots and coats. They happily deliver the warm mugs to the guys, who stop work for just a few minutes to rest. We go into our cozy house and settle down with some books, blankets, and mugs of tea, listening for the sound that work has begun again. I love this routine and the smell of coffee brewing. What will we do when the work is over?

8 comments:

elizabeth said...

that's really nice; well; cross the new routine bridge when you come to it. HUGS. change is never fully easy.... but sounds like a lot of blessings too!

Anastasia said...

Surely something new will take place that will be so enjoying and such a blessing as this. May you all have a blessed weekend!

Mat. Emily said...

Oh, I know that there will be something just as nice to take it's place! There is so much to do that it will take until April or May and by that time, I am sure that I will be ready to do something else!

Kate said...

I am sure the men appreciate it. I can picture the men hearing the activity in the kitchen, working along while waiting for the smell of coffee to come wafting their way, knowing beautiful smiling faces will deliver soon.

I don't own a coffee maker anymore, but I do have a stove top perk. Funny thing is, whenever I serve coffee made from it, people think I did something extra special for them! It's not any harder than making coffee in a maker, but it does take longer!

Cynthia Berenger said...

A lovely act of charity!

matushka constantina said...

I loved the description. Makes me want more coffee... and I'm already drinking one.

"Health to your hands" as they say here in Greece! (And to the workers!)

Holly said...

You know, Emily, I've been following your beautiful blog for as long as I've been blogging myself. Other blogs have come and gone but yours has remained. :)

This post is one of those that I just have to sigh and say you are amazing. You have such an amazing ability to stick to your routines.

I am not like you. That used to bother me, but I'm getting used to myself. Your blog is a constant reminder that I can do better.

Thank you for that.

Holly

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