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Tuesday November 20th 2018

Time For The Hot Chocolate

mom says

I woke up this morning in a house that was freezing cold. I had heard it was going to get cold this weekend but the numbers were low 60s. I could handle low 60s, that was nothing, I wouldn’t even need the heater on. With all the Florida sunshine by mid-day it would be in the 70s and awesome. I am not going to call anyone a liar here (ummm Mr. Weatherman) but I woke up to a house that was 44F/6C. That is not low 60s. If I am lucky the Florida sunshine might get it up to the low 60s.

I didn’t bother to turn the heater on last night so we are all freezing waiting for the heater to catch up. It is currently 49F/9C outside as I am writing and it is already 10:30am. I know people in other places think I am making a fuss over a little cold weather that really isn’t that cold but this is Florida! Florida is the sunshine state which gives you the impression that it is going to be warm and warm all the time.

If you haven’t figured it out, I am not all that keen on cold weather. I grew up in Florida, Texas and Saudi Arabia not exactly cold weather places. Now I did spend two years in boarding school in Vermont but I had cold weather clothes so it wasn’t a problem. Living in Florida, cold weather clothes aren’t readily available for purchase. We have stuff but it is not made the same. The sweatshirts are thinner down here, the jackets not as heavy and the selection of mittens, scarves and hats(yes I am that cold) is limited.

As you can see from the forecast below it is going to be cold for today and tomorrow until we return to better weather.

[forecast]

Best Invention on the planet

Cocomotion hot chocolate maker with hot chocolate

Mr. Coffee Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker

I will survive though because I have the best invention on the planet…ok maybe not the best but it is pretty darn neat to me. Four years ago, I was up in Connecticut with my boyfriend at the time. On a trip to Wal-mart I spotted a Mr. Coffee Cocomotion hot chocolate maker. I already loved hot chocolate so this was the best thing on the planet to me. I got so excited over a hot chocolate maker that I am pretty sure my then boyfriend thought I was nuts. There was no way for me to buy it and bring it home but this was Wal-mart and we have Wal-mart in Florida. To my dismay, when I returned home I found out that even though we have Wal-mart, we didn’t have a Wal-mart that was selling hot chocolate makers. Seems Wal-mart didn’t see a need for people in Florida to have a hot chocolate maker. It didn’t get cold enough in Florida to sell hot chocolate makers. Stupid Wal-mart. It has snowed in Florida, all the way down to the Keys (which is at the bottom of the state).

Side note: While I am writing this post I am thinking I need to include a picture of my hot chocolate maker. Now it has been stored on top of the fridge all year and probably needs to be cleaned first. So I call my oldest son in to go take a picture of it. I fail to mention the it needs to be cleaned part first. He agrees to take on the task of taking the picture before checking it out (bless him) and then comes back and tells me it needs to be cleaned. I acknowledge that I was aware of that and that is why I asked him to take the picture because I knew he would have to clean it. I did tell him I loved him and he was my favorite child so he has wandered off to do it while I keep writing. See kids are good for something.

It would be another 3 months, on a return trip to Connecticut, before I would get my hot chocolate maker. I also bought an amazing long winter coat and a beautiful black wrap that were both on sale while I was there. Those three items while commonplace up north and in typically cold states and countries are not commonplace here in Florida. All three items are used every winter, I am little, 5’2 and petite, so I get cold easily what can I say.

Another side note: The oldest just came back and asked what I was really doing with the hot chocolate maker. I told him, taking a picture of it and he said, “we are both smart enough to know you could just get a picture from the internet.” I agree but told him that would be stealing. He then comments as he is walking out of the room “everything is either stealing or racist now”. I have to laugh because of late there have been two big conversations going on with my oldest and his friends. 1) downloading stuff from the internet is stealing if it doesn’t explicitly say it is free to download and use and 2) they need to stop calling their friend a racist nickname and telling racist jokes.

Another, another side note: I didn’t even finish the last one when he comes back in with a picture that is not working for me (pic #1) so I send him back out.

Mr. Coffee Cocomotion appliance

umm where is the lid and the hot cocoa packs I asked for...try again

Then he comes back with another one that again is not working for me (pic #2).

Mr. Coffee Cocomotion appliance with hot chocolate packs

ummm can't really see the hot chocolate maker...try again

After the second picture it is clear he is starting to get annoyed with me. It is pretty amusing actually…oops he just realized I was writing about his picture taking task. He is saying, “delete that delete that” but I am not listening. He does finally return with a picture that works (the one used at the start of this post).

I think the cold is effecting everyone. The kids have pulled their comforters off their beds and are wrapped in them on the couch while watching T.V. Now that the hot chocolate maker is down and cleaned they are going to make hot chocolate. The heater is finally starting to catch up and although it is 49F/9C outside it is now 68F/20C inside my house. Oh and don’t feel bad for the oldest one, the first thing he did this morning was steal “my” slippers because “his” feet were cold. Like I don’t have cold feet too. Well I actually don’t because I am smart enough to put socks on to keep my feet warm but that isn’t the point. Payback is sweet and maybe next time he won’t steal my slippers.

The hot chocolate is done and I need to go get some before they drink it all. I have to say if you are a family that likes your hot chocolate, the Mr. Coffee Cocomotion hot chocolate maker is worth it.  Ok it was worth it.  Seems Mr. Coffee is no longer making the Cocomotion (please don’t break please don’t break).  It appears you can find used ones on Ebay but that is about it.  I would still highly recommend it if you come across one to purchase.  It is not just limited to hot chocolate, you can blend coffee drinks, teas and other hot beverages as well.  I am so sad now to see that it is no longer made.  The Mr. Coffee Cocomotion was one of the first hot chocolate makers on the market and it consistently got rave reviews.  I guess the sales weren’t worth it for Mr. Coffee to keep making it.  Instead they continue to make 500 different types of coffee makers (that all do the same thing) and ice tea makers while cutting out production of my beloved Cocomotion 🙁

Stay warm. I know if it is cold in Florida then it is really cold everywhere else.

Unrelated Note

On a completely unrelated note. My oldest son made his first official post on the site. Thankfully it was a teacher that upset him and got him writing and not something I had done. Whew. My kids will sell me out in a heartbeat and I already told them, they could post whatever they wanted and I wouldn’t mess with it except for spelling and really bad grammar (I suck at grammar though so theirs is probably better than mine). I might come to regret that later on down the road but so far the task of actually writing the post has kept them from actually posting anything.

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