New Autumn Teas and Some Old Favorites! It’s Fall Y’all!

According to ‘people’ it’s Fall. Or Autumn, whichever you prefer. It’s still hot as hades here and humid too, but we are not going to complain at all when we know our fellow human beings are having a pretty rough time of it this month.

It can be overwhelming. Which is always where tea comes in. A few precious moments to sit and think healing thoughts for our neighbors and our planet. A time out from the constant barrage of bad news. You will drive yourself crazy if you don’t.

My favorites are the Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon and the Tazo Baked Cinnamon Apples. Although I won’t say no to any of them!

For those of you keeping track, I had a stitch taken out of my eye yesterday. Only 13 left to go. Yesterday was one of those at the eye surgeons office for hours days. We marked time by how many HGTV shows came on. And people watched. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I did notice that there are quite a lot of people who wear their pajamas and house slippers in public. I just can’t figure this phenomenon out. Every time I leave the house I hear my Momma’s voice in my head asking if my undergarments match. But these folks aren’t even getting dressed! I’m pretty sure this is where the break down in our society is coming from. People not even caring if they have on clothes, must less making sure they match! I tried to ask one why, but OU Boy was there reminding me to Be Nice. Which is apparently something he believes he has to do to save Oklahoma from me pointing out the obvious

Anyway, the taking out of the stitch makes OU Boy queasy so he leaves the room. To make up for that he took me to the new Super Grocery Store that just popped up across the street from Wal-mart. They had bulk bins for everything! Organic, GF, Dairy Free and it was all so nice and clean! They even had an in-house Sushi Chef and let me tell you, I may not be into the gas station sushi, but this stuff was amazing! I ate two samples and then bought some for dinner. I also bought a few of every root vegetable they had, as it is that season. Then I got to the check out and the lady had to ask me what each and every item was. Seriously? You have never seen a turnip or a parsnip or a beet for craps sake?

It was about that time that OU Boy pointed out we may need to just hush and go on home and take a Xanax. So we did. Then we snuggled up on the sofa and watched television while I moaned and whined about how bad my eye hurt. He was happy to put me to bed. He was gone when I got up and it is his day off, so I’m not sure if he’s just had enough or I forgot he had somewhere to be.

Have a good Wednesday and Be Nice! Be Thankful!

xx Patricia


A New Day and A New Tea!

bf5d3f764342fd8bd8f774bf951acfe6 It is indeed a new day! Nice and Sunny here with no wind! Yesterday was not that great of a day. Yes it was Monday which normally would say it all, but the issue was my tummy and something I ate.

I tried out a new to me tea by Tazo.     RefreshMint. Peppermint, Spearmint and a touch of Taragon. It was really intense minty flavor and is very good! It settled my tummy down nicely. I’m reading the follow-up to the Bear and the Nightingale! Really good.

For all our friends in Florida, it looks like Hurricane Irma is about to slam y’all into Georgia! Please be safe and don’t get stuck  someplace we can’t find you! Just leave now. You know with a name like Irma, this chick has anger issues, so just go. Like Now.

This is my Saturday so I asked OU Boy if he wanted to go to the Myriad Gardens and do Yoga. His response “Are you talking to me or one of your hippy yoga friends on the internet thing?” Seriously you are in your 30’s Dude. It’s not called an internet thingy.

I guess that means he isn’t going even though I made sure to kick nudge him out of the bed with my knees. Which in sleep talk means, get out of my bed now. I need that side too and don’t you have somewhere you have to be? I admit I don’t like waking up to people in my bed. Not that there’s a line of them or anything, just the one.

We will be keeping an eye out for all of my family who lives in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas this week. I love you all and know  you won’t do anything stupid!

If you’re looking for a new book to read today, Sing,Unburied,Sing is out today and is set in Mississippi and it is outstanding!

xx Patricia

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see..Mark Twain


Good Morning Beautiful People of The Page! I have my tea and a good book to finish today and I have had my bowl of pumpkin porridge. I love porridge. It’s a warm hug in a bowl!

Speaking of things I like, the other day I asked my FB people if I’m the only person in the world who eats Sardines in Mustard with crackers. One person said Hell Yeah! The rest were grossed out. These are the same sisters that eat chicken livers and gizzards. My mother commented You are truly your daddy’s daughter! Well, yes, that is how I found out about those delicious little fish bodies ( or bait as Tommy calls them). When Daddy would go to the deer camp all of Momma’s rules went out the window and we ate all kinds of things we weren’t allowed to have at home.

At the deer camp is also where I learned not to spray things you find in the glove box. You should know that no man carries around air freshener. But they do carry Doe Urine. And it’s gross. But back to the sardines…ladies if you are not in the mood for love, eat a few of these little suckers. I promise you your man will not come anywhere near your mouth!

I hope everyone did something kind yesterday! It is a really hard time all over the world to stay positive. People are hurting and dying and we all feel pretty helpless to do anything about it. All I know to do is just be kind. Especially if you have anxiety issues already. Yesterday I was kind to my husband. I cut my hair so he would stop complaining about all the hair all over the bathroom. I thought about cooking something but after a bit that feeling passed.

Today I have to finish a book. Because tomorrow I’m having guests. My favorite people in the world, so I want to be able to give them my undivided attention.

I’m sending virtual hugs to all of you and a hand to hold if you need it! Of course, if you have food, you can come get a real hug!

Much love   Patricia


The Color Of Love. And A Tale!


Let’s try this again! Happy Anniversary Love! Today is the actual date. And I’m probably not going to live down the fact that I forgot.

Backing up to last night…I didn’t feel like eating dinner so for the first time I tried those ramen noodle things in a cup with the seasoning packet. After about an hour I felt like I was in heavy labor with some type of clawed demon in my stomach fighting its way out. And I wasn’t sure which end it was going to decide to go.

As I cried and screamed like Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby for someone to get this thing out of me, I also discovered I was out of peppermint tea! Oh dear Lord it was an awful night. Around midnight it began to storm. Really storm and the power went out. I woke up with said demon spawn determined to use every orifice to leave my body. And as I am hunched over the toilet my phone rings. A transformer at the Club had blown and when OU Boy went to check the pool chlorination pump, it came back on filling the room with Chlorine gas so they were in ambulances on the way to the hospital.

Don’t worry everyone there was fine, just needed to get some oxygen. I on the other hand was still in a committed relationship with the bathroom. So already it has been an educational day. Always wear a gas mask in the pool basement and never eat anything that is written in a language you don’t understand.

I’ve fixed a pot of tea and will be soaking in a tub followed by a trip to church to get some Holy Water just in case! So Happy Anniversary baby, life is never boring with you around and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

xx Patricia   


Stop Picking at The Damn Scab!!

It has not been a great day so far. I got caught up in the ending of a book and let the tea steep way too long and it got cool. No worries, I thought,I’ll just pop it in a pan and heat it back up. Got back to the last few pages of the book and heard stuff boiling over in the kitchen. By this time I’m just fed up! So I tossed it all out and started over. Luckily the book was finished so I had no distractions and am having my Tazo Awake English Breakfast Tea, which gives me a good jolt in the mornings!

It’s been hotter than hell here. Over 100 everyday. Sunday we were hoping for some rain but got thunder and lightning and dark sky only. And since our little munchkin was still celebrating being born, there was a pool party at Gigi’s house in the country. Family only, but there were tons of cousins there and we had a great time.

When I got home somehow I saw a post from someone I thought I had blocked. And I couldn’t let it go. I picked and picked at that scab and even slept like crap and woke up foggy and upset. After years, you would think it wouldn’t bother me, but when family is involved, it does. I distance myself to save myself. From anxiety, depression and going to jail for slugging her.

After the tea incident I realized that I was letting someone who had a pattern of bad behavior ruin my day. Opening old wounds of betrayal and abuse. Right now I’m trying really hard to just Let it Go!  So I’m going to put a new band-aid on that scab and stop picking at it.

Thanks for letting me rant today. I wish you a Happy and Healthy Monday!

bluebird  Patricia

As The Song Goes, You Get What You Give!

Blessings for good things

It is way too hot to think about hot tea today! We’re approaching 100 degrees quickly so we are keeping cool with cold tea today. I made a pitcher of Tazo’s Sweet Orange and cut up an orange and tossed it in too. Very refreshing. Since I am not turning on the air conditioning all day our of respect for those poor souls who have to work out side.

Personally, I don’t mind 100 plus degree days. I’m always cold so I’m like a lizard on a rock soaking it all up for those months that it doesn’t get above 70 degrees!

I am a big believer in the idea that what you put out  into the universe is what you will get back. Does that mean if you are a good person that only good things will come your way? No. Sometimes shit just happens. It doesn’t do any good to cry Why Me? It is how you deal with the hand you were dealt.  And when you have anxiety issues it can be very hard to be all calm and zen about life.

Life isn’t always fair and people aren’t always kind. But you don’t have to answer for those people or things. You are only responsible for what YOU put out there. It has taken me a bit of time to learn that when life throws crap at you, just move. When you’re in hell, keep going, don’t set up camp there!

We’ve had some really difficult things thrown our way lately but we just kept going, kept believing, kept walking. And everything worked out even better than we would have asked for. Because I believed in us. I believed in my doctors. I believed in myself and knew I was stronger than the situation. And yesterday I ordered a pair of glasses! Yes, I did! After having 2 stitches out suddenly I’m seeing! I can’t imagine how wonderful it will be when the other 14 go and I can really see things!

Tonight we are taking Miss Charli Ava out to dinner to celebrate her birthday and this is big because last year I was still blind on her birthday and couldn’t leave the house. So we have a lot of celebrating to do tonight! So look out Rockin Brews! We’re coming for you tonight!

xx Patricia

Everyday We’re Hustling..


Not much hustle today. Waiting for OU Boy to go back to the Cath Lab again. Been a long 24 hours! Anxiety was okay until they asked if we wanted them  to resuscitate if things go badly. WTF?? Well yeah! I mean at least give it a shot for gosh sakes 😕

Left my meds at home so I am just gritting my teeth and slugging Zen Tea. Send happy thoughts!!

xx Patricia



He’s Breaking Up With Me…Send Tea!

Tea board

Yes, you read that right. Someone is breaking up with me. I’m shocked, stunned and thrilled all at the same time.

Tuesday was Therapy Day. And half way through my 52 minutes, he said, I think next week should be our last visit. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I asked, “Are you breaking up with me?” ” No one has ever broken up with me!” He laughed and told me that yes, as a patient he was breaking up with me. As a person, he wants me to be on the board of the mental health center. To be the voice at the state capitol and with the legislators. To advocate for funding and awareness.

I couldn’t really be mad at him after that pitch. And it is my greatest quality. Getting money out of people. So here goes a new chapter to my story. Changing the way people think of mental illness, of anxiety and depression and the crippling effects.

Am I cured of mine? No. I’ve just found something that works for me. CBT. It’s something my overly logical mind can relate to.  Maybe I can round-up all of the legislators and ply them with some Zen tea and Macarons!

As soon as I left I told OU Boy. Me: “Can you believe it?” Him: ” Of course, you’re hot.” Seriously dude? That man has a one track mind, however he was still on pain medication for his back injury, so he could have just been high.

Today it is hotter than Kate Upton so I plan on enjoying it in my pink chair.  For today, at least, Anxiety -0  Patricia – 1!

Image result for tazo zen tea     Enjoy this one over ice…mmmmm!

Sunday Kisses…and Cupcakes!


Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday! It’s great weather today, but this is Oklahoma and that could change in a second. This being a long weekend for Memorial Day on Monday I am enjoying all the sunshine I can get!

Sunday just seems like a Pink day…a bit fancy and not ordinary. I even cooked salad today! No burnt pots or scorched fingers. Just spinach, strawberries, sliced almonds, dried cranberries and some Feta cheese. And since it is so hot out I used Tazo English Breakfast Tea and made a big pitcher and then filled it with cut up oranges. Delish!

Since it is officially summer here, the work schedule has changed to 5 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and it is completely messing my sleep schedule up. But I will adjust. Eventually.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday evening full of Tea and Cuppycakes!

salad1   xx Patricia

Good Morning Sunshines!


Happy Sunday! WE are loving everything yellow today, especially that big fat sun overhead! Today is one of those days where I needed a major caffeine boost, but didn’t want coffee. No need to fear…Tazo Awake Breakfast Tea has an extra jolt of the good stuff. I don’t have much caffeine as a rule, but last night was a late one and it was that or the jumper cables.

I have no idea what came over me yesterday. It was like a protective shield where anxiety just could not reach. I went to 2 events outside of my house! Yes, I did. And without a keeper to hold my hand.

I met several interesting and nice people who should mean a fun and interesting summer for me! One older gentleman who explained all about harmony and not using the word try. Ever. I think he was probably at Woodstock.  Anyway it was very interesting and no one got shit faced drunk.  Win/Win! Although I did wake up with a killer headache and forgot to stir the honey in the bottom of my teacup and it was like a little bonus love at the bottom of the cup.

So now I’m taking my books and heading outside to bask in the sunshine and just be.

fairy:   Happy Sunday!   Patricia