What’s In A Name?

I was checking out my new favorite online tea shop today to see what was on sale and I ran across a tea with . . . well, let’s let’s just say that this tea has an unusual moniker.

I can’t even begin to imagine the conversations at the tea factory that lead them to choosing this name. . . 


I went to bed tired last night, but I had every intention of getting up early and getting back to work. We have a lot of irons in the fire, and there is a lot of work to do.

I woke up with a headache. Rather than trying to work through it like I usually do (something that always seems to make the headache worse!) I listened to my body for the first time in ages and went back to bed. I wound up sleeping all day. Pooka finally woke me up to feed her.

Surprising nobody, my headache was nearly gone.

Just a while ago I made myself some oolong tea and made some music entirely for my own enjoyment. After I post this I’ll creep downstairs for another epic leftover sandwich. I’ll go back to my  work schedule and vegetarianism tomorrow.

Tonight I’ll watch a goofy old horror movie wrapped up in blankets with my tortoiseshell calico companion content in the knowlege that I have heeded the advice of Lin Yutang:

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.


There are lots of good things about Thanksgiving, but the best thing about this wonderful holiday is raiding the kitchen and making a monstrously huge sandwich from the leftovers.

I am a vegetarian, but this year I decided to have a little bit of turkey at dinner. Since I already had meat today, I saw no reason to leave it out of my sandwich!

Everybody has his or her own personal preferences when it comes to a Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich. I like to use really good bread, cranberry sauce, stuffing, turkey, a dash of mayo and pinch of salt and pepper .

It is sooo good!

Thank you for being part of our Thanksgiving this year. 2018 was been a year marked with loss, pain, grief and sorrow – but thanks to you and my wonderful family there has also been love and joy. 

God bless each and every one of you.