Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tea Time!

This weekend was the kick off to the tea club I had decided to join after reading about it on Craig’s List.  I was nervous as I got closer and closer to the date and hadn’t heard anything, but this morning I got an email with the directions and information.  And then I still waffled.

I think Leah is teething.  The teeth on either side of her two front teeth are ready to break through, and they are making her extremely crabby.  She is back to waking up at 5AM, and I am back to not being able to go back to sleep.  This REALLY sucks.  I am so not a morning person.  So, I got home from running to the dump and the grocery store and we got home from our Sunday lunch outing, all I really wanted to do was put Leah to bed, take a hot shower, and crawl into bed.  But in talking with Michael, we agreed that I really did need to get out of the house and have some fun doing something I really wanted to do, so I decided to go have tea.

I arrived just after 2:00 and was a little nervous not to see any other cars around.  Typically I am not a sparkling conversationalist at first and it takes me a while to kind of warm up.  But I bravely rang the bell and immediately met Kim, whose brainchild the club was.  She was very welcoming and warm and brought me upstairs to meet her friend Donna.  We talked a little bit about what I know about tea (next to nothing) and Kim brewed tea and we sat down to a lovely spread—sandwiches, salad, scones, her homemade Devonshire cream, and of course, tea!  For the first time ever, I tried a green tea, this one toasted almond flavored, and I really, really liked it.  We spent tea time getting to know each other, and in the “It’s a Small World After All” category, I actually knew Donna’s husband from when I worked for the state and he worked for the state!  He used to work at the garage where I got my state car serviced!  Go figure, right?

Both ladies were very easy to talk to and I learned a lot about a variety of topics, not just tea.  I walked away with some of the tea, as well as a tea pot and filters and instructions on how to make tea.  I am really looking forward to our next get together!

I got home around 4:45, just in time to feed Leah and head to choir practice.  We started rehearsing choreography tonight—GOD HELP ME.  I am pathetic, absolutely pathetic, and of course, I will be dead center when we start, so I’ll look like even more of an idiot.  But who cares, I am really loving being in the choir.  I’m so glad I’ve joined!

I’ve also gotten re-motivated with doing some exercising.  My neighbor and fellow SAHM Lisa comes up every morning when the weather is nice and she and I take our respective kids and walk just about 2 miles each morning.  I have also started the couch to 5K running program Mike was doing, since Lesley completing that half marathon really inspired me to at least try running.  What I’ve discovered is that the leg I broke, my left leg, is not in great shape for this type of thing, so I actually run kind of lopsidedly.    It also sucks to jog in this neighborhood because it’s so hilly.  And I need some song recommendations for a play list—I guess I’m too mellow because I find myself fast forwarding through most of the stuff on my iPod while I run.  It’s too slow!  So let me know what you think I should run to!

The painters are due to start this week after the rain finishes—hopefully by Wednesday.  I had my color consultation last week and I am just so excited about the paint and shutters.  I’ve got to take a before picture before they get to work.  Our friend Doug is coming over this week to look at the basement room to make sure we can wire it up for Michael’s computer, and then I’ll be able to start painting and we can move furniture.  Then the ham guys will just have to come move the antenna to the back yard and our house will look great inside and out!

All in all, another busy weekend.  Michael and I just mapped out April, and I can’t even believe how busy it’s looking.  It should be a ton of fun, though, and will make the time fly till we hit the beach!  Till then, I’m taking my overdue shower, crawling into bed with Olive Kitteridge, and falling asleep!

1 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Lauren said...

There are some Podcasts out there that are intended to go along with each week of the Couch to 5K plan...they speed up when you are supposed to speed up, and slow down when you're supposed to slow down:

(Not that I've tried the program...but I did think about it, if that counts.)