1/1 Twinings Earl Grey
1/2 Wilkinson’s of Norwich – USA Holiday Blend
1/3 Republic of Tea Fair Trade Blueberry
1/4 Adagio Cranberry
1/5 Plymouth Tea Golden Monkey

1/6 Special Teas Coconut
1/7 Bigelow Raspberry
1/8 Wilkerson’s of Norwich Berry Blend
1/9 Republic of Tea Good Hope Vanilla Red
1/10 Tazo Joy

1/11 Church Mouse Black
1/12 Lipton
1/13 Republic of Tea Mango Ceylon
1/14 Adagio Earl Grey Bravo
1/15 Archer Farms Chocolate Berry Earl Grey

1/16 Lipton White Tea Blueberry Pomegranate
1/17 Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai
1/18 Ashby Assam
1/19 Metropolitan Nutcracker Roobios
1/20 Harry and David Chocolate Raspberry Tea

1/21 Celestial Seasons Madagascar Vanilla Red
1/22 Ashby Darjeeling
1/23 Wilkinson’s Of Norwich Assam Tarajulie
1/24 Twinings Lemon Twist Black
1/25 Adagio Chestnut

1/26 Twinings Lady Grey Cold Brew
1/27 Adagio Pumpkin Spice
1/28 Adagio Candy Apple
1/29 Adagio Passion Fruit
1/30 Tropical Tea Company House Blend

1/31 Plymouth Oktoberfest Blend
2/1 Twinings Peach
2/2 Metropolitan “Across a Crowded Room”… turns out it’s vanilla/pomegranate
2/3 Stash Chocolate Hazelnut Decaf
2/4 it’s a long story… I drank copious amounts of generic iced tea with dinner, had a sample of Peppermint Vanilla Chai at Spice and Tea Exchange, then I got a cup of British Breakfast at Panera, but I throw it away because it tasted like coffee residue (get it together, Panera)

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Jacksonville Adventure

October 11, 2009

Today I’m at work, and it’s been very quiet (a fact that we will pay for tomorrow), but last weekend I went on a road trip to Jacksonville.  I had been planning to renew my lay speaking certification by taking the required 10 hour class that was offered in Crawfordville about a month ago, but it conflicted with my work schedule.  Most of the classes are offered on two consecutive Saturdays, which does not work with the way my work works :).  So they were offering one more class this year in Jacksonville on Friday night and Saturday all day.  I could go to that and only have to take a few hours off from work instead of a whole day.  They had a spot left in the advanced “You Can Lead Worship Class.”

I left work at 3 on Friday to get there in time for the 6:30 start time.  And I was able to spent my down time that day planning what I could do with my extra time while I was there.   I even considered getting the hotel room for 2 nights so that I could visit the young adult ministry at one of the Big Churches and go to the Fort Caroline National Memorial, but my cheapness won out and I decided that would have to wait until next time.

But here’s what I did get to do.

1.  I went to the class.  It was mediocre to bad, I am sad to say.  And I guess that’s mainly because I did not learn very much.  The content level was only slightly higher than confirmation class.  And the tone was so pessimistic, whining about how no one wants to got to worship service and no one ever listens to what the pastor says.  And things like spending at least a half hour talking about acrostics that have to do with prayer (PUSH= Pray until something happens…groan.)  On the positive side I am encouraged by the number of people seeking leadership development, and how course there are the people in general who are just the best part of the operation: the leaders and the participants, kind and generous and with great stories and testimonies.

2. I decided to skip the provided lunch so that I could go to “Cozy Tea.”  Which was a bit pricey and caused me to be late back to class, but was totally worth it. Best Scone EVER!!!

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3. After class I went to the bank, because they have Compasses in Jacksonville so I was able to make a night deposit. Then I went to the Cupcakery. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m getting excited

November 13, 2008

jacket

My new jacket.. but I think it looks better on me.  It’s looking a little maternity-ish on this poor girl.

25daysofchristmas

That’s right… Fifteen extra days of made for tv Christmas movies in case 25 wasn’t enough. I love it.

teacup

It’s full out hot tea weather.

Cold Tea

July 16, 2008

I learned the other day that you can cold infuse tea to make iced tea. You use a little less water and (two tbsp of tea or two tea bags for a half gallon of water) and put the tea bags in and let it steep in the fridge for at least eight hours. It is supposed to work great for green tea especially but he said it would work on any kind. I’ve tried it with pomegranate oolong and summer fruit black tea it is ok it doesn’t quite look like iced tea because it stays pretty light in color and the taste is less acid-y but it still brings out the fruit flavors really well. So it’s super easy and you don’t have to heat the house with boiling water. So I have a new technique in my repertoire.