If we were having coffee together right now, I’d no doubt tell you about my birthday celebrations. Yesterday was my birthday, and I celebrated both Friday and Saturday. Lots and lots of presents. Lots of great food (birthday lunch & birthday dinner). Lots of chocolate. And lots of good coffee.
(Sorry, no cake left to give you with coffee, but I have candy and a big selection of 3 different kinds of chocolate covered almonds that you can try.)
Wow! That about sums it all up — except for the fact that several of my gifts were actually gift cards. I received cards to 4 different restaurants, one to a gift store, and one to a place where I purchase quite a few of my art supplies. So I am still going to be celebrating for a while as I spend those cards and collect even more “gifts” by using them.
A whole lot of smiling going on!
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I’m going to close this series with today’s tea party. I hope you all have enjoyed this little jaunt with me into the world of coffee (or tea occasionally). It’s been an effort on my part to de-stress and get back to just having some fun with my website. It has worked pretty well, in that I am more relaxed now. However, duty does call, and being the type of person who has a particularly adamant sense of responsibility, I will get back to doing my serious writing now. Not that I won’t slap something else whimsical up here again soon — but today I MUST work on finishing the 5th edition of my healing book — and one of my novels has been waiting a long time for its revisions and its ‘sprucing up.’
So welcome to my tea party. Have a cookie and a cup of tea on me, and have a happy day.
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I mentioned on Day 7 that I might include a post or two about hot tea as well as coffee, so let’s talk tea today. Some people consider tea a British drink. Well, it may have been once upon a time, but for my lifetime, it’s been as American as coffee. I often have both hot tea and coffee in the same day. My favorite, by far, is English Breakfast Tea, but I enjoy many other kinds — including herbal teas. A box like the one pictured — with a huge variety to choose from — is a great prize. And I definitely prefer bags to loose tea. No matter how carefully I strain the loose tea, I still have aggravating leaves in my cup. So you can just call me a “bag lady.”
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Ooooh, more stresssssssss! But that’s okay, because I know how to get to my “Happy Place.” Just pick up one of my delightful books by Miss Read, add a fresh-brewed cup of coffee, and I’m there! 🙂
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This whole past week of posting mostly nonsense about coffee has been so relaxing I just may do it for another week. I might even throw in a cup of tea for my British friends. I do enjoy a cup of hot tea frequently too.
Whatever your drink of preference, I hope you enjoy your day.
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JOE ON THE GO
Carry-out coffee is one of the greatest inventions of the human race. Okay, maybe that’s a little over-the-top where praise is concerned, but for people in the 21st century who have to be on the move for 12 to 15 hours of every 24, it’s a genuine blessing.
Note of interest: I’ve often wondered why coffee is sometimes referred to by the nickname “Joe.” There are several theories out there, but the one that seems to me to be the best substantiated is the one concerning former Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels. Here’s the link to that story: “Why Coffee Is Called ‘Joe.'”
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The heroes and heroines in all my novels love coffee. It’s a given because intelligent, fascinating, delightful people always do. 🙂
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I need a bigger cup. In fact, I don’t think there’s enough coffee in this whole world to deal with all the stress of this day!!!
Tomorrow just has to be better.
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~ COFFEE BREAK IN PROGRESS ~
~ PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB ~
CHECKLIST FOR THE PERFECT HUSBAND
1. Must love coffee
2. Must be able to brew a great pot of coffee
3. Who cares? If he’s nailed the first two, he’s bound to get everything else right.
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