Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring is lurking - hopefully?

I am at home today but I would rather be out. I'm here because I am expecting a shipment of K-cups and T-discs that include some flavours I can hardly wait to try - Peppermint Mochas or Spiced Apple Cider, anyone?
But it is truly a glorious day. So glorious, I actually cleaned the windows and storm door glasses so even more sunshine could pour in. And tomorrow, along with being sunny, it's suppose to go up to 12 C! In March, that's quite remarkable around here.
I have work that needs to be done but I confess, I've always been moved by the weather. When it storms, I want to stay inside and snuggle down with a fleece blanket, book and warming drink. When the sun shines, no matter how cold, I want to be out, moving around.
But for today, until my order arrives, I will stay here. I received several darjeelings in the mail yesterday so I will try them. For me, spring and darjeeling just go together, like mint with Christmas and peach with summer. I've tried one already and it was quite good. Maybe if I try another, I actually get something done.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A sad day

A year ago today, my mom died. For the past few weeks, the sad feelings came back as strong as when we first lost her. I guess mourning is a never-ending journey. Sometimes you cope and other times, you're glad for the stillness.
For some reason, I felt the need to buy tulips in her memory. A local grocery store is selling bunches of 10 for $5.99 so off I went. They had dozens of colours but I felt the need to buy white - after all, that is the appropriate colour, isn't it?
But there was a bunch of pale pink ones and as I walked by, a little voice told me to buy those instead. I know she would have preferred their delicacy and now they nestle in three of her favourite vases. I think she would have approved.
I've allowed myself to be easy on myself today - it's just not a day for self-criticism. A good day to drink plum tea and watch the snow sparkle on the landscape.