Archive for January 2009

Tea

January 27, 2009

I’ve loved tea for as long as I can remember.   In fact at my 4th or 5th birthday party I remember how excited I got when I unwrapped a gift and saw a Cain’s Teabox.   I was sooooooooooooo happy as I had a tea set and my mind was already whirling about the real tea parties I’d have.   I opened the teabox only to find a ceramic piggy bank.   I wasn’t disappointed but then I was only 4 or 5.   lol   Back to tea, I’ve tried different teas throughout the years, flavored teas, green tea, white tea, Earl Grey, you name it I gave it a try.   But when it comes to tea I only want the real deal, black tea.   When this last cold spell came along I pulled out the boxes of teabags and tried different ones and none hit the spot.   I was going grocery shopping and I knew what I’d be looking for, Lipton Black Tea in the individual tea bags, perfect for the individual cup of hot tea I was craving.   I went to Wal-*art thinking they’d have exactly what I wanted.   Imagine my surprise when I had to search for it!   I found French Vanilla Black Tea and Chai Tea and some other foo-f0o tea but no regular black tea (in the small individual tea bags).   I decided I’d buy Tetley or Cains if I could find it but that wasn’t to be.   I finally looked on the bottom shelf and there was my box of Lipton’s 48 individual tea bags of Black Tea.  Ahhh!

Those of you who know me well know about my little ‘thing’ of huffing the crayon box in the store when school is about to start.   No other time will do as most crayons have been on the shelves too long so it has to be when the fresh supplies come in just before school starts.   It also has to be Crayola Crayons.   Mmmmmmmmmm it brings back memories.   Well, here is my second confession.   I love the smell of tea when you remove the celophane from the box.   It rivals the new crayon smell.

Ok, so I’m rambling here but I will leave you with one last recommendation, Johnnie’s here in Norman, sells THE best iced tea I’ve ever had from a fast food joint.   I can’t vouch for any other locations as so far I haven’t tried those but if you are here in Norman, swing through and give it a try.   Oh and they have ‘happy hour’ two times a day on their drinks, half price.   Can’t beat it!

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Memory Lane

January 26, 2009

Terri and I went to see Gran Torino yesterday.   It is a good movie and I highly recommend it.   But the real topic for me is Clint Eastwood.   I grew up in the 60’s.   I can’t really recall which night of the week it was but I do know that once a week Rawhide and Route 66 were on back to back.   It was a weekly ritual that I’d sit beside my dad (in his lap when I was much younger), munch on popcorn and watch those two shows.   I distinctly remember this though: telling my daddy that I loved Rowdy Yates and that when I grew up I was going to marry him.    I’m sure I said that more than once.   Daddy probably humored me the first time or two and maybe the third or fourth time was when he delivered the news that 1. Rowdy aka Clint was too old for me and 2.  Clint was already married.   Darn it.  It did not stop my fascination with that long tall cowboy.   And yes, I have been attracted to long tall cowboys ever since I was a little girl.   I can say it started with Rowdy/Clint.   I’ve seen many of his movies over the years and there isn’t a one that doesn’t make me think back to the Rowdy days.   I guess he was the first man I loved outside my family.

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What is your word?

January 23, 2009

Your Word is “Think”


You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.
And sometimes you feel like you don’t have enough time to take it all in.

You love learning. Whether you’re in school or not, you’re probably immersed in several subjects right now.
When you’re not learning, you’re busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you’ve experienced.

First Finished Object of 2009

January 10, 2009

Ah…if only I could say ‘the first of many’ finished objects of 2009.   lol  But I know myself too well and I have to skip around with different projects.  I’m sure most of you know how I use the analogy of the crayon box.   Its boring to color with the same crayon.   That’s why there are many color choices in the box.   I get tired of knitting the same project with the same yarn so I have to put a project down and pick up another to relieve the boredom.   But this project I knitted from start to finish without touching another.  I guess that would make this a monogamous project, huh?   I discovered this scarf on another blog I read, Socks for Mum.   I fell in love with it at first sight.   While the wheels were turning in my head I realized I had two skeins of Malabrigo, American Beauty in my stash.   I picked up that yarn at a shop in Centennial called Colorful Yarns.   My mother’s favorite color is red so I cast on on December 20th laughing at my temporary thought of getting it finished by Christmas.   Ha!   I had too much to do.   Anyway, I finished it tonight.   I love it.   I have a half thought of keeping it for myself but I won’t.   I might like to knit one for myself in the yummy cream color on Socks for Mum’s blog or maybe I’ll find another color I love when we visit The Loopy Ewe next month.   Mmmmmmmm, time to dream.

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I can’t go on enough about how I love knitting with this yarn.   It is so soft and handles so nicely.

Tonight is also the first full moon of the new year.   I read an article on Yahoo earlier today about some special significance of it being the largest of a certain time frame.   Sorry, can’t recall what it was but I did remember this:  the Native American name for this moon is the Wolf Moon and another name is the Snow Moon.   At times like this is when I wish I had some fancy camera with the appropriate lens.  But here is what I got with my simple Cannon point and shoot.

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And we can’t start the new year without a shot of Lexi.

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She humors her mama by allowing me to take flash pictures right in her face.

Here’s to many more finished objects in 2009!