Christmas Aftermath

I got an awesome beverage maker for Christmas from my bf's parents... and I can't get it to work! :( I was thinking that would be the way to wean me off of my weekly craving for Starbucks (saving me a good chunk of change in the process), but I got so frustrated tinkering with it last night that I think I'm just going to have take it back. (Though if anyone has any experience with Tassimo machines and knows some kind of trick, I'm open to hearing it! I followed the instructions carefully and got my bf to help, but the cup only gets filled a tiny amount! And the cleaning process would only work 2 times, not the recommended 4). Well, at least I have the Starbucks gift card that my mom gave me to fall back on. ;)

I also got a Borders gift card, so I was able to buy a new calendar and some books (Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, #24 on the "books to read before you die" list). His parents said they wanted to get me a Kindle (which was a very sweet thought), but they were all sold out... I think I'll have to buy one for myself sometime next year (either a Kindle or a Sony Reader). At first, I was opposed to the idea, because I love the feeling of a paperback in my hands. But wow, would that clear up a lot of room! No more books on the shelves! Instead, 100s of books all in the palm of my hand. :)

I got a lot of other really wonderful gifts... and I ate a lot... talked a lot... It was nice, but I just feel really exhausted today. I'm going to spend the day helping my relative move some heavy things into her new place, and then hopefully I can spend tonight cleaning... and relaxing. I'd prefer just relaxing, but it's hard to do that when you're surrounded by clutter. It's driving me crazy!


Canadian Saver said...

I have a Tassimo machine and LOVE it!! Are you just using an espresso disc? that one only gives a tiny amount...

I wouldn't worry too much about the cleaning process, make sure the container at the back is washed well.

Sunflowers said...

@Canadian Saver: I was using an espresso disc!! So a tiny amount is normal? Also, have you tasted the chai? I was reading reviews on Amazon and they said it was made with splenda and wasn't good.

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