March 18, 2010

soothes the soul

The mornings have been chilly... and the afternoons lovely. And it is just the perfect weather for me. And today... after three and a half days back to work, I have a day to catch up. It isn't likely to happen... but at least I have the opportunity to maybe check a thing or two off this to-do list I have written in my head. No, not on paper. That would lend far too much accountability to this day. And I'm just not up to it. Not yet.
This morning I am awake hours earlier than what has become my new normal... and I kind of like it. I have missed these quiet hours and the hour when two are rushing about, getting ready for their Friday. Thirty more minutes, a quick drop off at school, and I'll have another hour... just for me. To sit and think and let the spicy warmth of a cup of tea clear my soul of the cobwebs.

I like both... coffee and tea. But while my frothy sweet coffee gets me moving and motivated, a hot cup of tea soothes the frustrations from the inside out. Prepares me for the next step in a different way. And I need both. Not often during the same morning. But it is good to have options... and as long as it's sweet, the options make me smile.
But just opening the cupboard makes me smile... when I see my tea all lined up and waiting for me. I happened to glance at the bottom of the canister this morning and noticed that my tea is best enjoyed before August 2010. I'm thinking that a tea party just might be in order...

But who can resist 90% off... when it is something that you love?

Hillary is hosting Friday Favorites... and this Spicy Chocolate Mint tea is definitely a favorite of mine. Happy Friday!
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14 comments:

Jen @ Little Bit This n That said...

I'm much more of a coffee person myself, but I am intrigued by the spicy chocolate mint tea. What is the spicy part? Good for you, carving out the extra time for yourself in the morning. It happens sometimes for me, but not often!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You and your sweet stuff....maybe that is why you are so SWEET?
I think you can finish it off before August, I just have a feeling.

Tina said...

a tea party would be lovely. Don't forget the petit fors!

Remember the tea I had with Laura so many years ago. That makes me smile. xoxox

Michelle said...

This reminds me, time to put some coffee on this morning for my blog reading time. My husband would absolutely LOVE chocolate mint tea. What a yummy combination. And don't forget to {virtually} invite us all to your tea party!

Richella said...

Can I come over for a tea party??

Oh, I guess that would prevent you from getting to much on that list, wouldn't it? But oh, the fun of sitting with you, cups of tea in each of our hands, our hearts and tummies all warm. . . now that's a picture that makes me smile. :)

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Mmmmm. All sounds dee-lish!
I love it! And it better not be the kind of tea party where things are thrown in the ocean- and more like the kind where I could come over and chat. :)

Sharone said...

I too am a sometimes coffee and sometimes tea girl. Definitely coffee in the morning, but I love me a cup of earl grey vanilla tea with a couple of mini-scones while I'm reading after dinner. Ha, which maybe is why people wonder if I'm really a little old lady...

togetherforgood said...

I would love to come over for a tea party. We could wear fancy hats too. :)

Suz said...

ooh! Chocolate mint tea?! That sounds delicious.

Kay said...

YUM! Sounds deee-lish! : )

Corinne said...

Let me know when to be there for the tea party :) You know I love a good cup of tea... and that stuff looks delicious!
Glad you're enjoying your quiet time, and are finally feeling better!

Kelli said...

A girl after my own heart!! Coffee and tea are what I dream of when asleep!!

JoAnn said...

Ok now I'm off to make some coffee. You have a LOT OF TEA girl. Good luck drinking all that.

Shelley said...

I am envying your beautiful tea collection! And I love that tea maker (is it a coffee maker too?)