Greetings, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are about to ring in the New Year with gusto.
But let’s get to the main point of this post… the teal teapot. I love it! Like really love it. Chuck gave it to me for Christmas and it’s been in heavy use since. This is my first teapot; always had a kettle, but it’s not the same as a cute little teapot. Look at it! It’s so cute and it brews a mean cup of tea too.
“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.” Zen quote
My new favourite store might just be David’s Tea. (Sorry Sephora) I’m thoroughly enjoying their “Forever Nuts” blend right now. It has a subtle flavour of nuts, apple and cinnamon and turns a nice shade of pink.
Yeah, I took a cheesy artistic photo of it. So what?
So this is how I end 2010, talking about tea. Oh well, I might be getting older, but I raise my tea cup to one helluva year. And that’s an understatement! In the last year, I fixed up the house, upgraded the car, went on the trip of a lifetime, saw art that made me weep, learned to not hate the kitchen, and fell in love. That’s definitely a year to remember.
Beautiful Christmas bouquet from Chuck.
Happy New Year everyone! My 2011 resolution is to paint again. I’m starting to miss it.
Posted by kirstenneil on December 31, 2010
Yay, Christmas is here! I love this time of year.
My Christmas actually started last week out in the country at my mom’s. We had a wonderful brunch and gave and received some sweet gifts. I got a lot of kitchen stuff this year! Pots, pans, knives, muffin tins, baking sheets and a spring-form pan (I had to ask what it was!).
Then it was off to my aunt’s for our family dinner. I’m certainly blessed to have such a great family; everyone is always happy and there is never an argument. And we’re Irish, French and German! (With some Nigerian mixed in.) Maybe it’s the booze. The one thing I missed this year was my Uncle Hans’ song “Strokin” playing through our formal dinner. Oh well, I guess you can’t get everything you want.
Today it’s Christmas Eve and I will be doing something I have never done before… I’m going to Midnight Mass. As most people know, I’m not a “churchy” person. Far from it. But I’m pretty excited to go since I will be celebrating the holdiay with Chuck. As hard as changing holiday traditions can sometimes be, this one seems like a piece of cake. If it’s anything like listening to monks chant in Florence, I might become a weeping basket case.
Another holiday change… we are attempting to make a turkey dinner tomorrow. And I’m not responsible for the turkey (Chuck is, ha). These next few days are going to be filled with new traditions, and I’m looking forward to it!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Update: Christmas mass was nice, but seriously… too much incense people! I couldn’t breathe. Also, our turkey dinner was a hit. We used this glaze and it was delicious. The gravy turned out super yummy too.
Posted by kirstenneil on December 24, 2010