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Let it snow let it snow let it snow!

All the people in California, Washington and Oregon who were dripping wet a few days ago from horrid rain storms, Thank you! It turned into pretty white flakes of Snow when it hit the Rocky Mountains!

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store to stock up on good stuff for watching snow from the warmth of my couch. I put gas in the car, went to Sprouts (grocery store), then Happy Lucky’s for a blend of Keemun/Assam Tea with a side of ginger cookie. Hurrying home to unload and I was off again to ‘Open House’ at the grandson’s Charter School.
When I arrived at the ‘Open House’, my little guys were dressed as Greek and Roman citizens, ready to display their knowledge of art, architecture,WEAPONS and literature to grandma Bonnie.

When the event was over and we walked outside of the building, it had begun to snow lightly. I was thrilled. As I drove home in the dark, I was careful on the icy roads. I couldn’t wait for morning and the first look out the window. What would I see?

This morning…
There was only about an inch of snow on the ground, with steady light flakes falling.
I found my warm robe and fluffy socks, pulled this Spicy Ginger Chai from the frig and put 8oz of 2% milk on the stove to slowly warm.
Part way through warming, I added 4oz Third St. Chai and 1TB honey.

(I had learned from previous experiments with the vanilla flavor Third St. Chai that a 50% Chai to 50% milk ratio wasn’t to my taste. I liked about 1/4-1/3 Chai to milk better.)

When heated, the flavor was wonderfully spicy with a bite but not bitter. It was very fresh and gingery! I loved it!

One thing I’ve discovered about this brand is the versatility of liquid Chai. I can add it to other tea’s so easily, or to sauces if I want to. One day, I made a tea that was a little weak and I added a little of this mix and perked up the flavor. I’ve added a little to a stir fry base and it gave a sudden zing to chicken cooked with sesame oil and a little soy sauce.
I have some squash soup and I’m going to add a little to the soup at lunch!

Today, I sat like a lump on the couch in my robe with my fluffy socks and a big mug of real Ginger Chai, sipping and looking out my patio window at the snow. In my mind, I wanted it to snow some more and I wanted to play in it. I’ll always be a kid at heart, but I’ll have to be content to play with my tea and enjoy the view!

Announcement
The wheels are in motion for the adoption of one of the Foster toddlers! Court was yesterday and the decision was made that makes this possible! We are all thrilled! He has really bonded with my son-in-law, my daughter and especially grandson Micah.
I couldn’t be happier for him and for us! When it’s legal to do so I’ll post a picture! He’s SOOOO cute!

Sil

That’s fantastic news Bonnie! Congratulations!

Michelle

Congrats!!

Azzrian

Congrats! What a lovely full life you have! :)

Bonnie

Azz- I do have a great life, I still am terrified of people and have no close friends at all. Not a one. I’m trying to get out and meet people to get over my fear though. It wasn’t only what my ex-husband did that almost distroyed me, but my best friend turned cruel. It’s amazing what people will do when they think you are sick or weak. But like any PTS Disorder, you can work it out. I’ll get through it.

Claire

Bonnie, you are such a kind hearted person that I’m sure you will make friends very soon.
Also, congratulations to you and your family!

Bonnie

This little guy is sooo smart and funny. If you can imagine Madea (you know who Madea is) as a 23 month old little boy, well…this is what you’d have. He has attitude. He is sooo funny! And, a fat butt!

Becky

I’m glad our soak-fest got you a bit of the white stuff! I always hope for lots of snow days here, but they’re kinda rare. Also, yay for fat-butted babies. :)

mrmopar

we are your friend till the end! never change who you are! you are a special person and linda approves and we love ya!

Bonnie

You guys are the best! You know that already. My Priest Fr. Evan says he can really see the progress since I’ve been drinking tea and doing reviews. I’ve got him into drinking more tea also! We are tea evangelists are we not?!

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Sil

That’s fantastic news Bonnie! Congratulations!

Michelle

Congrats!!

Azzrian

Congrats! What a lovely full life you have! :)

Bonnie

Azz- I do have a great life, I still am terrified of people and have no close friends at all. Not a one. I’m trying to get out and meet people to get over my fear though. It wasn’t only what my ex-husband did that almost distroyed me, but my best friend turned cruel. It’s amazing what people will do when they think you are sick or weak. But like any PTS Disorder, you can work it out. I’ll get through it.

Claire

Bonnie, you are such a kind hearted person that I’m sure you will make friends very soon.
Also, congratulations to you and your family!

Bonnie

This little guy is sooo smart and funny. If you can imagine Madea (you know who Madea is) as a 23 month old little boy, well…this is what you’d have. He has attitude. He is sooo funny! And, a fat butt!

Becky

I’m glad our soak-fest got you a bit of the white stuff! I always hope for lots of snow days here, but they’re kinda rare. Also, yay for fat-butted babies. :)

mrmopar

we are your friend till the end! never change who you are! you are a special person and linda approves and we love ya!

Bonnie

You guys are the best! You know that already. My Priest Fr. Evan says he can really see the progress since I’ve been drinking tea and doing reviews. I’ve got him into drinking more tea also! We are tea evangelists are we not?!

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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