Oct 13, 2011

Drinking tea makes you fancy

Happy Thursday! It's time for another wine and love, hosted by the lovely Nora.

Things this week that make me want to drink a glass (or bottle!) of wine

- My knee. I was boasting earlier this week about how I think I've turned a corner with my physical therapy, and how I'm ready to try some light exercise (like a stationery bike), but I'm really nervous. My physical therapist has said it's fine to do anytime I'm comfortable with it (and as long as it doesn't cause me pain), but I'm just afraid of regressing.

- Not getting enough sleep. I'm sure it's because I have been going to bed at almost midnight every night this week work too hard, but regardless, it needs to change soon.

- Needing down time. I looked at my calendar the other day and I have one (if not two) big things every weekend through early December. Yeah. I mean, I'm really excited about all these plans, but it's a little overwhelming when I look at the big picture.

Things I love this week:

- My new love for tea. A friend of mine just came back from a year in England and when I told her I wanted to like tea (I've only found one kind I really love), she made it her mission to help. So far I've enjoyed Irish Breakfast tea, and I am head over heels for Lady Grey. Drinking a cup has become my morning tradition, and I am now fancy. Because let's face it, if you drink tea you're fancy. End of story.

- One of my friends typing this to me on g-chat (in regards to nail polish): "I try to channel you and think, what would Becky pick." 

- Patio reading. Ben and I did a little of this on our anniversary, and I've become addicted. I get home too late in the evenings during the week, but I plan on time this weekend to enjoy the fall weather and read a good book. (Have I mentioned how much I love that our new apartment gets sunlight and is not in the basement?)

- Baking. I bought a huge bag of my favorite apples (honeycrisp, in case you were wondering) at the store and I've made a pie and an apple coffee cake this week. Baking used to stress me out, and now it's a way for me to relax and unwind. Ah the times, they are a-changing.

- A co-worker of mine who is fast becoming a dear friend. (She's the one who shared her coffee recipe, and who writes sonnets with me). I try not to talk about work too much on this blog but in any job there are going to be things that are tedious, or that you don't want to have to deal with. Working with her has been so much fun those kinds of things don't seem so bad. (I know she reads this blog - hi C!)

- That I have more loves than wine. Always a plus.

How do you get over the hump for exercise once you've had an injury? Are you a tea drinker? (Oh my goodness, what if I drank tea while reading on my patio? So fancy I can't even stand it!)

What are you wine and loves this week?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am not a tea drinker, but I am trying to become one! I bought a cool mug at David's Tea in Victoria that I am hoping will convert me to a tea drinker. I bought 2 diff kinds of loose leaf tea and am excited to try them out!

I hear you on the schedule thing. I feel the same way. My life is so booked until December and then it's the holidays... and then i start CFA studying. I feel bad complaining as it is mostly fun stuff, but I am exhausted. and I am coming off of an intense 6 weeks. I flew 7k miles in about 3 weeks, so I am just really over traveling...

Annie said...

I'm not sure I can keep up with your fanciness, mam ;-)

But seriously, glad things are well.

I had a bit of "nervous breakdown" the other day realizing how busy I am between work, home and other commitments. It sure would be nice to see my husband one day :(


Nicole said...

UGH, I think it's that time of year where no one cane sleep! So frustrating!

YAY for having more loves than wines! :)

Stephany said...

"Oh my goodness, what if I drank tea while reading on my patio? So fancy I can't even stand it!" Ha! You make me laugh. :)

I do not like tea. At all. Not one bit. Dare I say it's not my... cup of tea? ;) I'll leave the fancy tea drinking to you, fancy lady!

Sarah said...

I love love love tea! When I'm not drinking coffee, I'm drinking tea. My new favorite is the Good Earth Vanilla Chai tea. It is warm and spicy and so delicious - especially with all this rainy weather we're having!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

i am a big fan of tea. i like lady grey, raspberry, and green tea off the top of my head

Nora said...

I don't know if drinking peppermint tea makes me a fancy person or not, but I love me some peppermint tea! In fact it's making it into the bag that we are taking with us on our trip.

I think my other wine for the week is that I still can't hear normally out of my ear. Just not cool.

AshleyD said...

Apple coffee crisp?! Sounds delicious. Would you mind sharing the recipe? :)

Also, I try to drink tea sometimes and I'm developing more of a taste for it, but I still prefer coffee...

Megan said...

Twining's Lady Grey is probably my favorite tea! I drink it with a little milk & sugar. I may need to make a cup this afternoon since it's rainy today.

I hope you can catch up on sleep soon. I'm usually in bed by nine on the weekdays (I've made it a rule to not drink caffeine after four or five in the evening if I have to work the next day.)

Anonymous said...

You are so fancy now!! :) My favourite tea is Assam, it's a little stronger than the blends you're drinking and I love it as an afternoon coffee substitute that won't keep me up all night!

Glad you have more loves than wine in your life- thats how it should be for you all the time! <3

Stevie said...

I absolutely LOVE Lady Grey. I love Earl Grey, but sometimes the bergamot is too strong. Lady Grey is so lovely because you get the bergamot flavor, but the bit of citrus to balance it out. YUM.

I've been a tea lover all my life. I don't think there's a tea out there that I don't like!

Amber said...

I bought some AMAZING pumpkin chai tea in Victoria that is converting me into more of a tea drinker :) It's nice to have something warm and comforting in the afternoons at work that's NOT coffee. I find tea a total fall/winter drink :)

Erin from Hey, Soul Sister! said...

I love the line "If you drink tea you're fancy." :) And honey crisp are MY favorite apples too!!! I just bought a peck at the farmer's market. I love to cut mine into wedges and spread a little "White Chocolate Wonderful" peanut butter on them. (It's made by Peanut Butter & Co) Trust me--- absolutely delish!!!!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I love tea, especially peppermint tea and passion tea :) Yum! I'm jealous of your patio to read on, especially because it's been rainy/cloudy here this week- I guess that's what we get for having beach weather over the weekend. Have you read anything good lately?

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Ha! Kyla just posted about tea, too (http://www.kylaroma.com/2011/10/the-perfect-cup/), as I'm sure you saw. I go through tea phases. Sometimes I LOVE it, & sometimes it absolutely repulses me.

Susie Clevenger said...

I love tea. I used to go to my favorite tea shop that had a wall lined with different varieties..sadly it is gone.

Slow and easy with beginning exercise again. I have fibromyalgia and I always have to "start over' it seems. I set a goal and when I am comfortable with it I had a minute or two and keep building from there.

Enjoy your patio reading...sounds wonderful!

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