The Tea Journey and New Years Resolutions

Well, the holidays are in the past and I can now move on to thinking about other things. I’ve been so busy over this Christmas time that I haven’t written a post here for awhile. As the title of this post suggests, I’m still on a tea journey. I have stopped drinking Mountain Dew in favor of tea and that was my goal. Hooray for me! Now I just have to keep it up. I’ve never really liked drinking hot drinks but it’s not so bad in the winter. Come next summer however, I’m going to have to come up with some cold tea that I like. That will be my challenge for the coming months. I have my tea first thing in the morning, and it’s simple enough to put the kettle on the stove. In order to have cold tea during the summer I’ll have to make it ahead of time so it’s cold in the morning. So making pitchers of cold tea will be a regular job. (Like I don’t have enough to do.)
tea

Some years ago I became interested in Buddhism. I have studied it for years and believe in and try to follow it’s principles. Some days I’m better at it than others. I don’t believe in making New Years Resolutions because I rarely have carried them out but getting better at Buddhist practice and staying away from sugar, (Mountain Dew and other sources) are two things I plan to do this coming year, so wish me luck. If you are interested in Buddhism, here is a great article that lays out the basics. For me it’s a way of finding spirituality without a religious dogma. (I have strong opinions about religion that I won’t go into here.)
buddha

Over this holiday season I have indulged in all kinds of sugar worship and I’m not done yet. However, when the chocolate is all gone I’ve got to shape up. I weigh more now than I ever have (190) and I’ve got to lose some pounds to feel better, and be healthier. Raw veggies and fruits are on the menu. Sounds yummy, right? That’s what I’m telling myself anyway.
veggies fruit
So that’s as close to New Years Resolutions as I’m going to get. I guess I am kind of making them aren’t I? Oh well, I’m better at some things than others. I’ll just have to see how I do. Until next time!

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One thought on “The Tea Journey and New Years Resolutions

  1. I rely on the iced tea pot for summer tea. It takes quite a bit of ice, but I freeze water in yogurt containers or similar containers for larger ‘ice cubes’.

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