15 June 2013
I'm awake at 5:45 am...I am in Ohio. My friend Margaret and I are visiting our friend, Adele. I get up, grab my robe, go wash my face, brush my teeth and quietly head down the stairs to make tea and greet the morning.
Today is June 15, time for me to record a moment...and since I like to capture the moment at the time of the day that is also the month's numerical equivalent, 6:15 am on 6/15 is quite doable for me, especially since I am an early riser. (This little convention, of course, doesn't work as readily for the dates and AM hours of 1, 2, 3, 4...)
This morning, I'm wide awake; of course, I should be because I believe I crashed about 9:30pm...after a pleasant but albeit all-day drive and once we arrived, late afternoon, two glasses of cold, delicious, gin and tonic ;-)).
In the kitchen, I find the cupboard with the tea cups, choose one, add water, figure out the settings on the microwave and since I carry my own brand of tea, I'm in good shape. Once the water's boiled, I fix my tea, open the blinds, and situate myself at the table in the breakfast nook. It's quiet; there's a hint of sunrise; I have my journal, pens and pencil, my iPhone and I'm ready to settle in for MSQT - morning solitude and quiet time.
I look over at the wonky tea-pot-shaped clock on a bookcase - it's cute - and note the time: just a tad past 6:15.
Ah, yes, I think, I'm in good stead and start making notes, taking in the sights in Adele's kitchen: antique and modern tea pots; old, tin tea cannisters, interesting prints and signs...all things tea adorn the walls and grace the shelves ...
I realize it's time to remove my tea bag and look on the table, expecting to find a tea caddy....and I don't see one. So, I get up and look in the cupboard where I found the tea cup. Nothing.
I check the dish drainer in the sink and then, I look in other cupboards and drawers... still nothing. This is beginning to be funny, I think and I start chuckling outloud. One last place to look: another cupboard and voila! Lots of tea caddies and saucers, all shapes and sizes.
Of course, if you just know where to look! ;-))
Thanks Adele for this wonderful moment and for a great time on our visit!
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