Note the image is another AI collaboration…I really like how it turned out, I haven’t had a lot of success lately.
Well the race is on. The kettle is heating, and the question is which will happen first: me getting a cup of tea or finishing this post?
Gut reaction is, of course, tea, but don’t forget it has to steep. So we’ll see.
It’s snowing today, real snow, the first one we’ve had that looks like it’s adding up to something. And outside the window it’s just white.
It’s not nearly so heavy or so much as other people are getting right now, though, and when I tell you it’s snowing in January in Chicago, I doubt that you’ll be surprised.
I wouldn’t call it remarkable, as a whole.
Kettle isn’t boiling yet. Tea is slower than you think. Ooh there it goes. I’ll be back. Steeping time.
Tea won. These days I use loose leaf tea from Tea Forte (love them) and their stainless steel pyramid infuser. It’s become a quick, tiny ritual, getting the dry leaves into the infuser, getting the wet leaves out.
We all need those, these quick small things that create tiny breaks in the day. Moments to focus only on the task at hand, not the task before, not the task after, just exactly what you’re doing right at this precise time.
Plus I get tea, so I think that’s an all-around win.
Anyway, that’s it for me here in this snow globe. Have a great Wednesday.