Good Morning! Today I’m trying the Scottish Breakfast Tea from Taylor’s. It is a nice full-bodied tea. Just what you need to shake the cobwebs out!
This week I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone, opening pretty new doors and talking to people in real life. OU Boy and I have a family here that we have known for a long time. Since the boys were teens. We think of them as sons. For the past few months we have been guiding the youngest through the house buying process. After finally finding a place we deemed suitable, right in the Adventure District, which means the Zoo and the Amphitheater and the Horse Track. The lots are an acre and the neighborhood was established in the late 50’s.
Yesterday was the day OU Boy and CB were going over to make a priority list of what needed to be done before moving in and what could be done while living there. I was going to the library to do some research but at the last-minute I changed my mind and went along.
There was an out building the size of a one room school-house just bursting with treasure! Not one but 2 cauldrons big enough to cook a couple of plump children over a campfire. Old iron bed frames and more but I had on new boots, so next time.
More family and friends showed up with Champagne and Cognac and two women who I did not know, but were very friendly. We sat around the outdoor kitchen and chatted while the guys discussed tree removal and such. One of the ladies I knew, she is CB’s son’s mother and we were chatting about essential oils and the other girl had some good knowledge on a lot of home remedies she learned from a teacher in college.
The one girl is also really in to tea. Herbal teas and strong black teas. I told her she should come by my office sometime and grab some. I gave her my phone number.
On our way home OU Boy is just grinning like the Cheshire Cat and I asked what that was about. Him: You know that guy is a pimp and those girls are hookers, right? Me: Uh, no, but I wondered why you would wear a strapless tube dress in winter. Him: You invited a hooker to tea! Me: Well I’m not going to be all snobby about that. She told me a good way to clean my oven! And she’s been to college.
I should have had a clue when we were looking over the master bedroom and there is a cool indent for your bed and one of the girls says “Oh, I bet that is one of those BDSM things for hanging on the wall like an X”. Okay. Still didn’t click for me. Even when she said she thought my speaking French was “sexy”. No clue.
And to top the evening off with a cherry….the other brother and his wife had their baby while we were with the family. Cutie pie little boy!
I’m sure I will see them again as we are helping on the remodel. Now I know to ask questions!
Today is my Friday, and after OU Boy’s physical tomorrow we are going on an adventure! He doesn’t know that yet, but oh yes we are!
Next time you have some tea, invite someone totally different from you! You never know what you will learn!