It’s the weekend! This mornings tea is brought to you by Ahmad Teas Lemon & Ginger. I woke up with a bit of a tender tummy this morning and this is just the tea to soothe that. I’m sipping tea, talking to y’all and watching the sun pour through the window and the birds that are building a nest in the cable box outside are obviously not in agreement on the design as they are getting a bit pissy with each other.
This has been an interesting week. Last Friday I had some wonderful news and a very unexpected gift that enabled me to retire from one job that required pants and shoes and to be able to pour all of my time and energy into my tea goals and to move in another direction writing reviews for certain publishers only.
Tommy reached the pinnacle of his goals and as his boss put it, “this is life changing for you”. And it is. Every day of the week brought great things and I thought it just couldn’t get any better when out of the blue I heard from my sister. We haven’t spoken in years which was sad because we were the best partners in fun! We got to the root of the problem and along with my other sisters we’ve decided to write a book about it.
4 sisters, 3 cousins, all in therapy and taking anxiety meds. Common thread? Our mothers. This isn’t a bash your mother book. It is a story of survival and love and communication and trust. It’s the story of how we found our way back from tragedy and manipulation and became strong women. I don’t care if anyone reads it. But we need to get it out of our head and leave it on the page.
In my life I hold a tight rein on everything. Control. I never lose control. But a few weeks ago I gave up. I couldn’t do it anymore. Nothing was in my control. The minute I did that, good things couldn’t have rolled through the door fast enough! Some of us heard the words I am so proud of you for the first time ever from a parent! We’ve cried tears of joy with our friends and our work family.
And all I want to say is I am grateful. I will not mess this up. I will sing along with Julie Andrews…Nothing ever comes from nothing, nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.
xx Patricia Believe in yourself. Have Courage. Don’t be an idiot.