Happy New Year Everybody!! May all people everywhere be happy, healthy, prosperous & generous, joy-filled, open-hearted, inspired & inspiring, kind & peaceful, loving & loved, & flowing with Creativity! Here’s to an awesome year for Everyone. May we all learn to cherish one another, healing our wounds & sorrows, & reveling in our joys, uniqueness, & Creativity! Namaste!

This is first pot of tea of the New Year! I chose it in part because it’s tasty, bold, rich, & malty. I also chose it for ease of preparation. I wanted a full pot of tea to enjoy with a light brekkie. I’m eating the last sweet potato of this summer’s garden, some locally raised bacon (nitrate free), & a cup of homemade chicken stock. The tea is perfect with them.

In my home we celebrate 2 HoliDaze: Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day! Today is our day to exchange a few gifts, although we try to keep it pretty simple. I’ll make a huge brunch, my kids & grandkids & a few close friends will come over, we’ll consume massive quantities, & we’ll take the annual series of photos by the stairs (to be posted on FB later). The grandkids (12, 8 & 7) will probably spend most of their time on the 2nd floor playing video games with their uncles. The ‘grownups’ usually play some kind of game: Poker, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Spades. I heard a rumor that my oldest (Jess) is bringing a new game, not sure of it’s name.

Anyway, we spend part of New Year’s Eve cleaning & letting go of junk, to make room for the new. That’s about as traditional as we get around here! Time for me to leap into action. There’s lots of food to be made!

gmathis

Have a lovely day with your fam and may you roll a Yahtzee on the first try. (Good think I’m not a gambler—I have this thing for the sound of dice clattering in a cup :)

Sil

need to get you some other types of games to play…when i come visit i’ll bring at least one grin

Butiki Teas

Happy New Year, lady! Sounds like a lovely day you have planned. Love the idea of cleaning up and letting go of junk.

NofarS

Happy new year!

Rosehips

Thats sounds like a great tradtion! Happy new year!

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gmathis

Have a lovely day with your fam and may you roll a Yahtzee on the first try. (Good think I’m not a gambler—I have this thing for the sound of dice clattering in a cup :)

Sil

need to get you some other types of games to play…when i come visit i’ll bring at least one grin

Butiki Teas

Happy New Year, lady! Sounds like a lovely day you have planned. Love the idea of cleaning up and letting go of junk.

NofarS

Happy new year!

Rosehips

Thats sounds like a great tradtion! Happy new year!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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