Friday, December 29, 2017

Ending the year of teacups

I posted all of last year and some this year about my collection of teacups, mostly at the behest of my friend Susan, who essentially challenged me. I still have cups to share, but since the end of this year draws to a close, didn't want to continue with individual posts featuring my mugs. So I am presenting the remaining ones in this last blog post of 2017. I am hoping next year to post more on tea sandwiches and recipes using tea as an ingredient.

Here they are, the last mugs not yet featured. And, you can be certain I will still be buying mugs!

This brings my grand total - so far - to 219 (for those of you who have asked). Still not the 365 that Susan was certain I own. And, yes, I do use each and every one of them.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Breakfast for supper

Hubby surprised me the other evening by offering to make breakfast for supper. It was a cold night and decided upon our usual favorite pastime of watching old movies with supper. Because it was evening and I always like a cuppa with breakfast, I didn't want to do my usual caffeine. I settled upon a creme caramal decaf tea. It was perfect!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Preparations have begun

We've never been ones to rush Christmas. Some folks around us have everything up by Thanksgiving, but we've always tended to wait until around the 15th of December. I couldn't wait, tho, so started a little early. And an early start, of course, means breakfast. Irish Breakfast it is!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Will wonders never cease

It actually snowed where I live. Honest to goodness snow. Enough to build a small snowman and certainly enough to throw a snowball. Which I did. It is indeed a rarity here for such an event, conditions have to be just right.

Naturally I put on sweatpants and a sweatshirt and curled up with a cuppa. This time is was a holiday chai with gingerbread and rum. Delicious!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Feeling Peaceful

I like to end my evenings on a peacful, calming note. Toward that purpose I like to drink an herbal tea. I curl up in my recliner, sip my herbal tea, and read. It winds down the day and helps to prepare me for sleep. No tv. Sometimes I will cross stitch. Regardless, it leads to contentment and peace.

Last night it was an herbal blend of apples, linden, ginger, marjoram, lemongrass, and lime. Lovely!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fall? Where Are You?

Living in the south definitely has some benefits, but the weather isn't one of them. Oh sure, people flock down here because our summers are hot and our winters aren't snowy, but because of that, our weather in the fall and winter can go from needing the ac one day to needing the heater the next. It's frustrating.

Yesterday I wore shorts and today I'm wearing sweat pants. But regardless of what the weather decides to be on any given day, I'm drinking tea. Today it is a key lime green tea. Yeah, that's right, I'm mixing something particularly summery, but in a hot beverage. It's called coping.

And I'm feeling wicked, so... :)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hello Hallowe'en!

October is one of my favorite months. I get to wear all my witchy shirts without weird looks, and all the ghost shows run month long. Yep, my kind of heaven! Naturally my witchy tea mugs get used almost exclusively this month.

Today I am enjoying a cherry vanilla black tea with my breakfast.

Happy Hallowe'en my pretties!