Tuesday, December 24, 2013


All I want for Christmas is my own personal barrista.  Someone to make a special cup for me whenever I want one.  While on Anna Maria Island, I found a perfect cup of cafe con leche at a place called the Olive Oil Outpost.  They didn't do flavors or anything fancy.  They just made a very good cup of cafe con leche, which, apparently, is a Cuban drink.  It's just coffee with cream but they sweetened the cream, heated it and then mixed it with a shot of espresso - yum!  They only served one size:  small.  So I sometimes had to visit twice in one day (especially if I was sharing with Sweetie who won't drink anything until it becomes tepid).

Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own personal barrista - or chef - or trainer - or shopper?  Someone you could say, "Could you please get this for me?" and off they'd go and get it - or make it - or whatever.  

So that's all I want for Christmas this year:  a personal barrista with a great espresso machine; someone to make me a small, hot, creamy, sweet, delicious cafe con leche whenever I wanted one.  That's all.  

What do you want this year?
Anything special?  Something important like world peace - or something small like, well, a personal barrista?  (We can't all dream big.)  
How about a moratorium on neighbors' dogs that do their business in your yard - or just a moratorium on those same dogs barking at every single moving and non-moving thing in their vicinity?
What about the perfect pumpkin pie?
Or a New Year's Eve dress that makes you look fantastic, sexy, 2 sizes smaller and shoes that do the same AND make you want to dance all night?
Or a whole bookshelf of books you want to read - and the time to read them without interruption?

Come on, fess up!  Tell us your wishes - if you don't get them out there, how will Santa know what you really, truly want?

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Great 2014!


Carol Blackburn said...

Merry Christmas Rhonda and a happy and healthy New Year to you and yours.

Katherine Harra said...

Christmas is nice, but I do like "ordinary time" best, so that's what I wish and wait for every holiday season. Only person I know who LIKES January, with time to paint and think and be my normal slightly grouchy self!
Meanwhile, happy holidays to all you Christmas-y folks, enjoy the joy! Rhonda, wishing you many wonderful coffees, even if you end up making them yourself.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Merry Christmas Rhonda and you hope you get your barista!

I think I could use a personal masseuse. (I don't know if I spelled that correctly.)

LOL! Have a wonderful day.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Wishing you and Jerry a most wonderful Christmas. My wish? That my children, my grandchildren, my sons-in-law, and Michael would stay safe and healthy always.

debwardart said...

Too funny! I'll take a full time maid!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I'm with you--I'd like an assistant, not for coffee, but for all those pesky little jobs. There was no assistant wrapped and waiting for me this morning--maybe next year. Merry Christmas, Rhonda.

RH Carpenter said...

Well, it's the day after Christmas, the presents were unwrapped and fittingly appreciated by all. The food was consumed and I watched myself carefully. I figure why am I working so hard on my Pilates just to ruin it with overeating every time I have a chance, right? ha ha
I hope your New Year is special, except to Katherine and then I hope it's very ordinary! ha ha I know what you mean :) Back to the usual and staying in warm and creating and no more parties! ha ha

Carol, I did not get a barrista under the tree but did get a brand new fancy Keurig. Now I just have to find a coffee that doesn't taste like brown water when I brew it!

Have a great New Year, Sherry, Deb, Hallie, Carol B. and Carol K. and Katherine :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - I hope Santa was good and just maybe Jerry could learn how to make that delightful drink!!

As for me the gifts of the season are having my loved ones safe and healthy. Take care friend and God Bless You.

RH Carpenter said...

Debbie, I'm getting the hang of the Keurig machine but do like the stronger brands in the variety pack so will buy more of them - plus the little cup where you can add your own coffee and make some :) I do seem to have more energy than usual with the caffeine - I told someone about the machine and the caffeine and she smiled and said, "Yes, don't worry about frying your adrenal glands." I'll have to research that - I thought caffeine (in moderation) was good for you this year? ha ha