Time to Ring in the New Year
I hope everyone celebrated the new year safely and happily. This new year I will be doing it a little differently. I usually like to make resolutions to try and achieve by the end of the year. However, I tend to undershoot and end up disappointed that I didn’t set out to do. Instead, I will be doing my normal life and just being as positive and proactive as I can be. This takes some stress off of my shoulders and will hopefully let me spend this year better. I’m seeing this as a trial period and how it turns out.
How did you celebrate the new year? Any goals or new ways to spend the year?
You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ―Hillary DePiano
The journey of my tea advent calendar has finally come to an end. I finished the last of the teas. I enjoyed this advent calendar more so than the traditional chocolate ones. One of the reasons is because each day was something new to try and look forward to. A new flavor and a new saying that goes with each one.
- Day 13 – wild apple & cinnamon – From old orchards apples come with sweet and spicy cinnamon. Perfect Christmas heaven.
- Day 14 – peppermint & licorice – Minty cool, sweet with delight. The perfect post feast treat.
- Day 15 – lemongrass & ginger – Herbs to bring a little Christmas zing to your day- a lemony kick to stir your soul.
- Day 16 – relax – Find a quiet moment. Let marshmallow root and chamomile flowers be your gentle calm.
- Day 17 – Chamomile vanilla & manuka honey – dusky vanilla infused chamomile. Sweet manuka to bring a smile.
- Day 18 – licorice & cinnamon – Cinnamon and cacoa- sweeter still with licorice. No more heavenly brew than this.
- Day 19 – tulsi clarity – For when all is frantic. Let sacred herbs bring clarity to your Christmas.
- Day 20 – three chamomile – Sit back on a bed of flowers. Chamomile will let the hours gently flow.
- Day 21 – cleanse – Here is a tea of cool mint green. Sparkle and glow with a Christmas sheen.
- Day 22 – after dinner – Tea for after dinner.
- Day 23 – three licorice – As sweet as sweet can be with three forms of licorice blended beautifully for tea.
- Day 24 – three fennel – Only Santa need be awake. These are the herbs to magic you to Christmas Day.
I hope everyone had a safe and amazing Christmas. With New Years on the way stay safe, celebrate and ring in the New Year! To trying new things, and always looking forward to new things.
Freshly-cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin— inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.
– John J. Geddes
“When people are stargazing, they stare at stars,
and many other things which they’ve already
presumed commonly and universally as stars.”
― Toba Beta
Starting off the week with coffee is honestly my happy place. Working in EMS, we sometimes rely on that need of caffeine. Not saying it’s a good thing, but it helps us make the shift more enjoyable. I start early so I need that little boost. Getting to work by 7 am is rough sometimes and then we don’t know when our day exactly ends just a rough estimate. So coffee tends to help.
Usually I will make my Green Tea or Breakfast Tea in the morning and by the time I get to work I try to find a coffee shop to go grab a coffee. This week though, I am going to try something a little different, a little healthier. I have a Keurig at home, copious amounts of coffee, creamer and little extras. Why have I been spending all my money at coffee shops? We usually go to Starbucks because there are tons of them in my area. I just recently looked at the calories and sugars in certain drinks and….oh boy I was shocked…🤯 some of the coffees that I drank had as much sugar as a soda!
With that realization I am going to be trying my hand at making my “fancy coffees” at home this week, as a test run. Then hopefully I can keep this up and when I feel like coffee I’ll continue to make it at home.
“May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.”
Happy Monday everyone! Stay safe, stay strong and have a positively good day! 💚
Merry Christmas to near and far! I hope you all had a wonderful, festive, safe and happy Christmas. I spent my Christmas with my family, had a nice dinner and opened some presents. Then we celebrated today via Zoom with more family. Stay positive, try to stay happy and most importantly stay healthy. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
– 💚 Kat
“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” — Carrie Fisher
Hi everyone! I hope you’re hanging in there during the United States sixth month mark for the pandemic. I know it is a strain on our mental health and physical health. Stay strong, and try to stay positive. You’ve got this!
I also wanted to apologize for my lack of blogging the last couple of weeks. I have started a full time job again and doing two classes for college. Trying to balance school, work and free time is proving to be somewhat hard. Once I get a handle on a good schedule, I will be posting more. Thank you for your continued support!
In light of today’s date, here’s a fun song:
“If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.”
“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
– Robert H. Schuller
“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems.”
– Pat Riley