Yesterday I tried out a new topic on the blog ... and had a great response. So, today I am going to try another something new.
I haven't ever done a Blog Carnival (and don't really know what it is). I've never done a Blog Meme. (I think that means a Theme for the Day). And, I've never done a Blog Linky either, which links your post to other posts in Bloggy World. But ... today I am going to step out and try something new. (Hope it works.)
I have a new Bloggy Friend, who writes over at Living By Faith. I've read quite a bit of her blog in the past week or two, and am excited to find a young woman who passionately loves the Lord and loves her husband, despite some serious trials that they have walked through.
Lauren writes a Meme (I think that's what it's called): To Love Their Husbands ... Tuesdays. Therefore, every Tuesday she writes a post about a specific way that she shows love to her husband. Isn't that great? And, she adds the Linky to these Tuesday posts ... so that we can read each other's posts ... so that we can be encouraged to always be finding new ways to love our husbands.
I thought this was a great way for me to jump into the world of Blog Linkys; because I, too, am passionate about showing love to my husband ... and encouraging others to do the same.
I hope you will be encouraged, and I hope you will write a post and link up, too.
Today, I would like to share with you how I like to show Papa ...
Yes ... I like to show Papa that I love him through our daily (or twice daily) ... LATTE TIME. I like to make his favorite drinks. In the winter it was a White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha. Recently he has preferred an English Toffee Latte or an Irish Cream Mocha. I need to keep his foam very low, as he's a "no foam" kind of guy. But, I put just a tad bit of foam on the top, in order to dust the top with Chocolate Powder. Mmmmm ... just right.
When we got the new Espresso Machine last December, I studied up on how to make quality espressos. Papa mentioned a few times that he would like to make his own (not wanting to bother me), but he really didn't want to study up on it. He was hoping I would be able to give him "Push A Button" directions. However, in order to make a commercial quality espresso, I prefer the semi-automatic style of machine, rather than the automatic, push-button variety. I want to be able to control the quality of the shots.
After Papa realized that I really didn't mind making him his Morning Mocha, and hopefully realized that I actually enjoyed it, he relaxed and let me do my work.
Now, I had purchased this little alarm clock for 2 reasons:
#1 It was CUTE.
#2 I needed something to time my shots with.
It never crossed my mind that the alarm feature of the clock would come in handy; but Papa found a use for it.
One day, when Papa was ready to ask his favorite Barista to make his Morning Mocha, he decided to "Sound The Alarm". Yes ... the little bells started ringin' and Papa said, "Could you make me a drink, please?" This quickly became our morning custom ... when Papa was ready for his Morning Mocha, the bells would start ringing. So sweet!
Not only do I take time to make his drink "just right", but I also take time to choose just the right mug for the day.
If the two of us are going to chat during our Morning Mocha Time, I may pick out our 16 oz. Valentines mugs ... fun reminders of our deep love for one another.