Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Birthday dining

My mom and I typically take one another out to eat for our birthdays. Lately, though, my mom hasn't much enjoyed any of the places we've gone. So, when my birthday rolled around, my mom suggested cooking for me. We recently attended an event at a local grocery store that featured southern foods, so I guess it gave her the idea. She made one of my favorites, something I haven't had or made in a very long time, Savannah Red Rice. I was in heaven! I came home later, filled with love and food, and sipped another herbal tea.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Tempest

I recently had the pleasure of seeing The Tempest performed by the Houston Ballet. It was absolutely fantastic! I always admire the athleticism and grace of ballet dancers. Just so beautiful! What made the event amusing was the major storm I encountered on the way home. I adore a good storm, but not when I have to drive in it!

I was happy to get home and get into dry clothes, and sip a nice cuppa herbal tea. I found another mug with a little pocket to hold the tea bag.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time for me

I am by nature a very politically active person. But these days, it's never ending. I finally had to say enough is enough and take some time out, free of news, and just for me. So I am. I'm luxuriating in personal care and reading up on more ways to indulge. I'm also listening to gentle music.

Today it is one of my favorites, a jasmine green.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

At long last

We're finally getting another second refrigerator. Yeah, I know, privilege speaking. But it's a luxury and I love it. See, I'm a vegan, and my husband is not. Never the twain shall meet when it comes to refrigerator/freezer space. We had one years ago, but it died a slow, stinky death. We have one of those mini fridges right now, but it is insufficient to our cause. So, today, in preparation, I started scrubbing out the main fridge. I have to, you see. Meat bleeds when left in a fridge to thaw, and it's DISGUSTING. It drips on everything. Oh, yeah, something underneath it would have helped. I think you feel me now.

So now I'm relaxing with a nice hot cuppa black tea with caramel nougat. Go me.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I love my cats

I really do. Even when they cannot pass up an opportunity to destroy the jigsaw puzzle I am working on.

After reassembling it - again - I'm gonna sit back and sip a black tea with black cherry. And chill.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

So thrifty

Goodwill loves me. I imagine the employees there smiling as I walk in and hand over a large trash bag of donations, and then proceed into the store to shop. I figure if I'm adding to my *stuff*, I should also be contributing to other people's, lol. I tend to go on the senior days, and see a lot of the same faces when I do. Hey, we love our sales!

Recently I bought a mug that the cashier couldn't stop talking about. She said she had seen it and had fallen in love with it. I almost, almost, felt guilty for buying it. So today I am enjoying a black peach brulee tea out of that mug.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Soon

When my daughter moved out, I claimed her room as my "play room". I haven't been able to really do with it what I want, because it's become, out of necessity, somewhat of a catch all room. I'm sure that will change soon enough.

I even have a tea maker ready to set up for that room. I'll move some of my mugs to use there. This is one:


Today I'm drinking another sinful tea. A black tea with chocolate rose. Heaven!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

And you thought my mug buying days were over

Not even close. But I guess the one I'm featuring today was one I didn't buy, so much as acquired. It was my dad's. He didn't use it as a mug, but a pencil holder. We found it on his desk. And since he was a master mechanic, it makes total sense he'd have such a mug. I'm not using it to hold pencils.

I was out shopping the other day and came across this box of teas that sound kind of decadent. I'll be sharing some with you. Today it's a black tea with blood orange.


Not sure you can tell, but the bottom part of this mug is a tire. So cute! (My dad would have rolled his eyes at that). Rather fitting, as well, because I've been working outside, which includes doing some things in our garage. And, and...I'm gonna be attempting my first auto repair soon. Go me!