Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thank you, Tea

Soooo, Here's the last few days' tea:

Sunday:  Mom made tea, which means mom made tetley.  I've finally figured out what it is about Tetley that I don't like.  It's not the taste:  It's kind of got it's own taste that I don't mind.  It's the feel of it.  After I drink it, I feel like I need to brush my teeth. :p
Anyway, it still went well with a piece of that chocolate cheesecake, so I guess that's all that really matters.

Monday:  I *gasp* stayed away from Halifax all day.  I didn't stay away from the mall though.  Went shopping and got some tops.  I can officially stop feeling like I have nothing to wear, even though I have lots to wear.  I now have some outfits to wear.  I decided not to bring my travel mug with me, considering what happened last time I brought one of those to the mall with me...Funny enough, I don't think I had any tea.  I think I should have.  Probably would have been able to shop longer.

Tuesday:  Friend popped in after having a bad day.  My solution?  Tea.  I realize my solution for everything is tea, but it didn't hit me just how much I rely on tea to calm myself (and everyone else) down until just then.  Whenever someone is feeling down/healing from surgery/healing from getting hit by a car/just plain stressed out the first words out of my mouth are "aw, do you want some tea?"
Anyway, that particular mini-emergency's tea was some White Coconut Creme, from World Tea House.  I remember my friend liking it before, so that's what we went with.

I keep forgetting to pick up the replacement pot part of my teapot that I smashed before, so I had to use my BREWT for the two of us.  I realized something about it though:  You need to stir it up or something before you pour it. Shaking it didn't really work that well.  If you don't, the first cup you pour will be much stronger than the next, because the first cup would have all the tea that was steeping at the bottom, where all of the tea is sitting.
See, this is why I need to get that replacement pot.  Didn't have to deal with this.  Plus it didn't dribble. I cannot sing enough praises for a pot that doesn't dribble.
Anyway, despite the tea being a bit stronger than she would have liked, my friend eventually calmed down a bit and I hope she left feeling better.

Wednesday:  I had my first French class!  It's going well so far, the class seems to be full of interesting people, and I really want to give this my all.  There are a few sounds I don't think I can quite pull off yet, but hopefully with more practice I'll be able to get the basics down.  I was drinking my Chocolate Monkey (World Tea House) in my travel mug this time. I'm glad I did, it kept me warm on the way to class.
Unfortunately, it was all gone by the end of class, when my hands were so cold that I wanted to cry and I had no idea where the bus stop was, but whatever.  At least I had the sense to pack leggings with me.  If I hadn't, it would have just been me and a summer dress vs. mother nature.  I think we all know who would have won that fight.
Once I got home, I re-steeped the chocolate monkey.  I needed something warm. :(

That night, I decided to dip myself up some nachos (which weren't really nachos, but some president's choice vegitable flaxseed chips or something).  There was cream cheese, salsa, and grated cheddar cheese.
Well, later that night didn't my tummy decide to rebel?  I was sure I was going to throw up this time, but miraculously everything managed to settle down.  I was not feeling great at all, I was shaky, my heart was beating fast.  Ugh, it was awful.
Thank you ginger mint tea.  You make me able to go back to sleep.

Thing is, last time this happened (and I also reached for the ginger mint tea) I had also had nachos.  Actual nachos.'s the cheese?  What if I can't continue to eat my lovely cheese?

...actually, I could live without eating as much cheese as I do.  Maybe I should look at scaling back how much dairy I eat and see if I notice any difference.  I'm not going to be able to do it without mom on board though, since she buys the food.

Baby steps.  In the meantime, at least I've got my tea.  Thank you, Tea <3

1 comment:

  1. Tea is my drug of choice, too. I have so much tea that there's not much room left for food in my kitchen. Stressed? Tea. Tired? Tea. Restless? Tea. Hungry? Tea. Happy? Tea. Here, have some TEA. It goes with everything.