Thursday, January 27, 2011

Winter Weather Survival Mode

It's 1 in the morning and guess's snowing again. Probably just a couple of inches but ah now it's time for the million dollar question...will the kiddos have school in the morning??

More snow means more time under my electric blanket... but I added a few goodies to help ease the pain of this frosty winter. First let me show off this beautiful handmade tea steeping mug sent by my best friend all the way from New Jersey. I love, love, love it. I have been using it since it showed up on my doorstep in December but with regular tea bags because I have never used loose teas.
So let me pause for a moment to tell you an experience I had back in 2004 when I was on a day cruise down the Ohio River on a steamboat dressed in a historical 1860's costume (maybe someday I'll share The cruise included lunch served by The BonBonerie, accompanying our food was the most wonderful tea I'd ever tasted...apricot...I have searched ever since then for some shelf brand tea that had apricot but it just simply didn't exist. Thinking again on how to buy loose leaf teas for my new mug I did what any 21st century adult does..I googled it...and there it was ...apricot loose leaf tea! Didn't waste a moment sticking it in the virtual cart, along with a few other varieties to sample, and wait for it to arrive on my doorstep.
Add to my tea excitement a little gem of a book I found while the the family took a quick jaunt to the library this evening, Past Objects by Scott Jordon. The story is a fascinating yet short autobiography about a 'digger', an amateur untrained archaeologist, who has been unearthing treasures in New York since the 1970's.
The rest of the book is a brief catalog of his most precious finds.

Little known 'Angie fact'..I briefly studied archeology in college but in the end moved toward a 'more acceptable' history major. Needless to say this book is a good accompaniment for my electric blanket and apricot tea.

Stay warm,


Pretty Things said...

I just added that book to my wish list.

Have you ever watched the show "American Pickers" on the History Channel? Look it up online, you'd probably love it if you like that book.

Patina Marie said...

I love this post!!! For many reasons....the warmth, the treasure hunt, oh there are many reasons...

I really need to get back to blogging the fun stuff in life!!!