I thought I’d send a post today to wish everyone a happy weekend. This has been a great week for me, got lots of things accomplished, celebrated my dear daughter’s 29th birthday and started purchasing the basics for our upcoming Thanksgiving meal for family and extended family. Things seem under control… for now. LOL
Today as I was getting ready to transition into another task, I suddenly wanted a cup of tea. Not just any tea. Tea brewed in a teapot and served in a teacup and saucer. Tea like we used to drink when I was growing up in Canada. I really hadn’t thought about doing this for ages! The simple cup of tea my Mom used to make when I’d come home from school was a tad more complicated today because my tea cups and saucers are in the china cabinet along with the teapot. I could just make it in a mug, right? No. My brain said. Make it the old way.
A treat to end the week not just because it was a good week but because old rituals are important. A blast to the past when my Mom and aunts used to sit around the kitchen table, teapot holding center stage and chat about the past, the present, the future. I loved listening to them, the lilt of their Cape Breton accents, the smell of tea, milk, sugar and cookies, their laughter…
Yes, it took time to get out the cup, saucer, teapot and brew it properly but I was grinning from ear-to-ear while I drank the Red Rose tea that my Mom and aunts were sure fixed everything Earl snuggled by my side in the big chair. We sat there quietly watching the getting-ready-for-winter trees branches bow to the wind and it was perfect.The perfect restorative thing to do after a busy week.
Whatever you do this weekend, take the time to do something nice for yourself, take the time to perform an old ritual, make a favorite food, go for a walk, or simply take a few minutes to sit in blissful silence. In this fast-paced world we don’t seem to do nice things for ourselves nearly enough!
How will you take time for yourself this weekend? Please share!
Smooches and Hugs!
Nancy and Earl