A CUP OF TEA
Hello dear ones! I hope you are all doing fine out there in bloggy land!💖 And thank you for reading and commenting. I truly do appreciate you all. I read your blogs and comment also but, strangely, I feel quite tongue-tied most of the time when doing so and admire those of you who can express yourselves so much better. The heart is overflowing but the brain is reticent.
I have been so busy lately that I have surprised myself. For weeks I have been struggling with low level depression and apathy. I have been in Maine too long. I need to go home but, of course, I am needed here. I sometimes wish I had a sister to share Mom's care with. I love her to bits but she has an irrational fear of leaving this island and this house and strangers taking care of her and a long list of other anxieties. I have tried to self help by forcing myself out of my normal routine. I took up a new hobby and I forced myself, quite against my will, to finish some crochet projects that had been languishing in bags like FOREVER! The new hobby is punch needle. Unfortunately, a flaw in my make up is impulse shopping. Oh, my, the money I can spend when I'm depressed! The last few months I have purchased everything anyone interested in punch needle and rug punching could desire. Different size needles, frames, background cloth, floss and wool yarn, patterns and various accessories. How did I find this hobby? YouTube. Hours spent watching vlogs at night when I should have been sleeping. Now I have more stuff to take up what little space I have in my room. I'm thinking about expanding out into the hallway.😶 So. Get ready for a ramble…
What does one do when creativity is staring her in the face but she has no motivation, no gumption?? I was thinking the other day about a new malady that has beset me in the past few years...a croaking voice. Yes, truly. I sound like I am just waking up. In fact, when I say hello on the phone, the first words out of my caller’s mouth is, “Oh, did I wake you?” The throat doctor said infected vocal cords and to lay off caffeine. I am not a tea or coffee drinker. Never have been. Cocoa and Pepsi are my favorites. So, I stopped drinking cocoa and switched to diet, caffeine free Pepsi. Whenever Roger and I go to an Asian restaurant I love the black tea. So the other day I searched via my favourite way of shopping...online...for Chinese black tea. I had no idea the varieties of tea out there but I ordered not only tea but the teapot with built in infuser and a spoon! The other morning I made a pot of the new tea and thought, wow, I think I'm onto something here. Shortly after that I went into high gear. I weeded my flower beds, I dusted the whole downstairs of the house, vacuumed the rugs, washed and hung out all the scatter rugs, washed floors and cleaned the bathroom and my bedroom. Hours later I came down off my high, took a pain pill for my back and moaned and groaned my way through the long night. You see, I hadn't had any caffeine to really talk about for years and then I drink several cups of probably very strong Chinese tea. My heart rate was most likely through the roof! The good news is that my Spring cleaning is pretty much done now.🙂 I have been drinking tea but in smaller cups and a lot weaker strength. Who knew I had a wild side.😏 However, my croaky voice is still with me so I will have to investigate caffeine free tea for my new teapot next. Do any of you have any favorites?
I have decided that Mom and I need a pet. A Maine Coon cat would be lovely. I am on the lookout for a female. She will be an inside cat.
I went to lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in many months on Thursday and that was truly enjoyable! We laughed and talked for three hours. ❤️ Fortunately the cafe wasn't busy. We always go to Harbor Cafe in Stonington. I have so missed lunches with friends…one of my favorite things to do.
|Harbor Cafe on the right with my car in front.|
|The view of Stonington harbor across the street.|