Tea of the Day: Science Bros, created by Cat L with Adagio Teas
Description: A perfect scientific concoction of the ultimate genius superhero duo. Chocolate chai, Irish breakfast, and blueberry accented with cocoa nibs
Liquor is a dark red-brown in the cup
Dry tea smells like berry and sweetness, with a little bit of a sharp bite
Steeped tea smells very similar to the dry, but with more body and depth
The tea tastes sweet and cinnamony with a richness like a piece of berry-flavored chocolate. Sugar heightens the chocolatey flavor.
Tea Rating: 3.75/5
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately.
I suppose that’s not news.
Mostly, it’s been about good things.
I did the TUT love your life in 30 days project and documented the thoughts in my personal journal. Even with the interruptions–there were a few days that I just couldn’t write much of anything except what was essentially written panicked screaming–I found the project to be helpful and uplifting. It really helped me be aware of where I am and how far I’ve come and how attainable my goals really are.
I haven’t written a lot here in the last couple of weeks because I’ve been trying to decide if I want to share the whole project, or just curate the parts I find most relevant to a wider audience, or use those 30 days of activities to give me a jumping off point to write on. More than likely the result will be a combination of the second and third options.
I’ve also been thinking about our wedding. We’ve gone and set up a joint wedding bank account, and sent out save the date cards, and made some adjustments to the plan of who is going to do our wedding pies. We’ve also started talking about what we actually want to do for our first dance as couple, and my father and I have settled on a Father-Daughter dance song.
For my artistic self, aside from the writing, I got myself a book called “104 Things to Photograph” and have started prompts from that, which I’ll likely share at some point as well.
But for all the good, there also have been some sobering thoughts.
For how far I’ve come, in some ways I still have a long way to go.
There’s a lot I don’t know (this is good as well as bad).
As I prepare for an event that will mark a permanent change in my life, I find myself thinking of other events that have equal weight.
Aside from marriage, the other events that will likely happen in my life that will be so permanent will be the birth of my child or children, and the death of my parents.
At this point there is still I chance I may not have children of my own that I carry inside me for nine months and give birth to. We may choose to just be us an our pets, or to adopt.
But my parents will die.
I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it.
Gran was like another parent to me, so I have maybe a rough idea. But I can also recognize that losing a grandparent, no matter how close we were, is not the same as losing a parent.
It’s not something that brings me joy to think about, but it’s a fact of life, one that I cannot avoid.