Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Early Christmas

Denis and I are very excited because each of us just acquired a new toy! Here's mine:

I have completely fallen off the exercise bandwagon since about March! After I went through that wonderful 6 week period of going to the gym really regularly, I just haven't been able to get motivated to organize my stuff, drive to the gym and use the equipment. It never seems to be convenient to go during the off peak hours and I find it annoying that I can't watch what I want to on the TV or listen to my own music. SO, I'm very excited to have a piece of equipment that I can use at home. One of my coworkers had this unused and offered it to me for FREE! yay. It obviously takes up a lot of space, but it can be folded up if we need to get it out of the way.

Here is Denis' new toy:

The espresso machine that he has had for several years now seems to be giving up the ghost. So we went to Starbucks and found they had this very last unit of last year's espresso machine. It had a clearance tag on it and then they took even more off because it was not clean at the time... (I think it had something to do with me being a regular customer who they know by name) This machine is so pretty and it is a step up from the old machine. Denis is still working on getting it to give us a perfect shot of espresso, but we have faith that he will. The reviews on coffee lovers' websites are good.

12 comments:

Martha said...

Very cool! Your new toy reminds me of cross country skiing.

Kim said...

If I had to choose, I would go for the espresso machine. Hmmm . . . I have one. I think I better pull it out of storage! Enjoy getting into shape!

joeks said...

For free? That's great!
Enjoy your coffee, but I'll pass.

gmj said...

Oh how cool is that!! Love the expresso machine, I wouldn't know what to do with yours, anymore just putting one foot in front of the other is a challenge!

kristina said...

I had a nordic track, but lived in an apt and it annoyed my neighbors. At least that is the excuse I use for letting it collect dust.

That is a very pretty Expresso Machine. I hope it brews a great cup or shot of coffee.

Priscilla said...

I remember that the resnters upstairs had a nordic track. It was quite loud...but I'm not the complaining type. I learned to live with it and it wasn't so bad. I liked my neighbor too much to complain anyway.

Hope you have lots of luck staying on course in exercise. It's hard being motivated. I am a member of Curves...which is good for me.

I'll take a cup of espresso!

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Martha said...

Merry Christmas!

kristina said...

Merry Christmas!

joeks said...

Merry Christmas!

Nixter said...

How totally cool. That coffee machine looks awesome.. I just brought SP a 'Domestic Barista' course. It's 2.5hours learning how to use our machine to make better coffee. I benefit from this present too you know ;P

Hope you had a great Christmas, miss you!

Kim said...

So did you figure out how to use the exercise machine? I hear they work great if you're coordinated enough to figure them out. I don't think I am. Happy New Year!