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!