Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tea Time

Ever since I turned 12 I've been drinking coffee. Usually about 1-3 cups a day. It relaxed me, and even when I was a teenager drinking it with caffeine would make me sleepy. During my first pregnancy, however, I had to switch to decaf, because it would make my heart race to have that much caffeine. Coffee time is all about relaxing. Taking the time to sit and sip. My husband and I would generally make a pot of coffee after the kids were in bed. Last month after drinking a cup of afternoon coffee I started feeling really sick to my stomach....later that day I realized I had the stomach flu. Not fun. Ever since then I have lost my deep connection to coffee. Maybe it will return, who knows? Oh, I still enjoy a cup now and then, and still especially love my frozen mochas from Panera Bread, but I'm not addicted to it anymore. I've switched to tea. I've always enjoyed tea, but now it has taken Coffee's place. I must have tea everyday, and I prefer to drink it when I have time to really relax. While Simon takes his nap, Lacey and I will often enjoy a tea party together. I go all the way, and make it look beautiful. When the kids are in bed Jon and I often enjoy tea together as well. I love to make a pot, then put some milk in the little pitcher, and set it all on a tray, along with some pretty tea cups. I have some good memories as a child of having tea parties, especially one where I remember my daddy joining my sisters and I. He made us laugh so it was hard to drink the tea. Tea time is a good time to talk to someone. Having it in small tea cups keeps you near the tea set since you will need a refill or two. It also helps this sometimes frazzled and funky mom to feel elegant as I sit up straight and gracefully sip my tea. I give the glory to God for moments like those. He likes it when we stop moving so fast and sit and listen to our loved ones. What is something you do to relax and let time catch up to you?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Introduction to the blogging world

This is a blog that will basically be comprised of my thoughts, comings and goings, and creations. I've thought for awhile about starting a blog, and believe it or not, the thing stopping me was the title. I couldn't think of one that wouldn't be completely cheesy, and would also be specifically me (yes, I know I just called myself cheesy). I was talking with Jon the other day, and he was saying how I am his little 'free spirit.' I told him yes, but not crazy free spirit. I'm a Guided free spirit! Then it hit me. I could use that for a blog title. Sweet! Next, I had to find the time to create one...well, obviously, I found time. This post will be mostly mindless, as I am carrying on a conversation with my 4 year old, while attempting to write, and also tinkering with an occasional toy that my 20 month old brings to me.

I have a lot of thoughts, opinions, and some solutions that I want to share to those who want to listen. If you don't like what I write about, then please go away. You can read someone else's blog that tickles your ears...eyes...whatever.

Since this post is mostly nonsense, I will now end it. I hope to find times in the evenings when kids are sleeping to be able to write.