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Monday, November 10, 2008

Hello friends.....greeting another week......

...on this journey....

I've done the restful weekend it's time to put life into high gear and get on with another week. I had my share of chai lattes and shopping and nesting. Not that I couldn't stand another day of it...but it's not to be. The leisurely life can't go on forever. As much as I might love it and benefit from it, it's just not me. I need chaos and crisis and hoopla and never ending lists to feel alive and successful. I like the adrenaline rush thing. Don't I? I mean...that is why I suck down caffeine laced with b-12 and guava, right? Or, do I do that to keep up with my spinning, busy world? Well...I am not going to take the time to figure that out. I might not like the answer....

Yes, Monday is here. I can feel it. I always get frantic at the beginning of a new week. Here in Judiland, we're back to the flash-by semi-routines that are my life. But, thankfully, amid the hub-bub of the coming days, there will be a wonderful sweetness. On my fridge calender--written in big red letters is not 1, not 2, not 3 but, YES--4 dates with friends I haven't seen in way too long. I'll start off having a little pow-wow with one of my newest friends---my Lapbanded friend Sandy. Then, mid-week, I'll head out to have dinner with my dear, dear college friend Rene. Then, the next day--Happy Hour with my wonderful, spirited friends. By Sunday, it will be time to reconnect with my oldest, oldest friend--my childhood playmate, my Barbie-doll playing partner, the girl who I have known since I learned how to walk, the girl who I bleached my hair with, the girl I stayed out all night with, the girl who I don't remember a day not knowing...yes, the one, the only--Debbie Dean. In between all of that--I'll go to work, I'll cook, I'll drink chai lattes with energy shots and protein shots, I'll do dishes, I'll walk, I'll drive from here to there, I'll go on another college trip with Toni, I might buy shoes and I'll blog. But, when it's all said and done--what I'll really do this week is reap the rewards of friendship. What a lucky girl I am. Even if I have to do all those other things.


Jody V said...

Sounds like a wonderful week coming up!! I wish someone offered a ease into Monday shot for our coffees!! I need that bad!


Kathy said...

Ah, yes friends are a wonderful thing. We girls couldn't make it without our friends. Sounds like you will have a great bonding experience and much needed hugs. Enjoy it!!

Kathy said...

OK here is my chai tea recipe. It is a mix that I made up and gave out to close friends for Christmas in pretty containers last year. They all loved it. Hope you do too. I makes alot.

Chai Tea Mix

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
1 1/2 cups French vanilla flavored non-dairy creamer
1 1/4 cups Splenda
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cardamom

In a large bowl, combine milk powder, creamers, Splenda
and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardemom.
In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture
is the consistancy of fine powder.
To serve: Stir 2 heaping Tablespoons Chai Tea mixture into a mug of hot
water. Enjoy!!