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My Tuesday Teatime


Today's teatime is a bit different from yesterday's. For one thing, the boys have a friend over - so there's a different kind of energy in the house, and naturally I feel the need to be somewhat "present."

For another, Bill's home from work today, and though he ran out to do an errand, I expect him home any minute ... so I'm paying too much attention to the cars passing by on the road.

In short, I'm feeling a bit scattered ... my head's here and there ... but I'm still determined to "take time for tea!"

So I've just placed this pretty mug down beside me ...


My "tea" today is a bit of a splurge: a gingerbread latte with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon sugar.


And as I sip, I'm watching the sky darken and change, while the sun sinks behind milky clouds ...


At this time of year I'm grateful for every bit of that late afternoon light!

Turning my focus inside, I'm also very grateful for all the cards lining our windows ...


So many lovely faces, so many happy memories. Today I say a prayer for each family and friend ~ for health and joy, and peace and plenty. Not just at Christmas, but all the year through.


Well dear readers, my teatime was brief, but refreshing. I only drank about half the latte - it was a bit too rich and spicy for me! Though I did relish that whipped cream - I didn't let a drop of that go to waste!

I thought of you all, and wondered about your day. I hope it was a good one, and I hope you were able to find a moment to sit and reboot ... with tea or without.


Well now there's a great deal of buzzing all around me - apparently there's a supper that needs to be made and I guess that involves me - so I'll be off! 

(But I'll be back here again very soon.)

Good night!

Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.

(John Greenleaf Whittier)