I got myself an early Christmas present yesterday – a new coffee maker with a timer. It was so wonderful to wake up this morning and have my full coffee pot waiting for me. The smell of the coffee just about lifted me out of bed and dragged me by the nose to the kitchen. I felt like one of those cartoon animals being led around by the nose by a little cartoon “arm” of scent. It was a great way to start my day. The best part, the coffee maker was a brand I have used and trust, and it was on sale for less than $20. Nice early Christmas present! Yippee!