"You're not thinking of making me go outside, are you?"
With the advent of the cold weather, Scout has claimed his spot on the rag rug in the mudroom. He takes every opportunity he can to barge in, throw himself down, and promptly fall into a deep snoring sleep. If he's awake on his rug, he sinks into the floor, and avoids eye contact as if he's thinking, "they probably can't see me if I try to make myself really small". And for a hundred pound dog, that's quite a feat.
We all have our winter rituals, things we turn to, to bring a little warmth into our lives. One of mine is drinking endless cups of tea. I was inspired by fellow blogger Ladi Fi to try a kind that is new to me: Yogi tea.
I happened upon it at a health food store on a trip to the city, but they didn't have the kind she had written about (chili spice I think). Anyway, Long story short, I tried it and promptly floated away on a cloud of bliss. Seriously. It's that good. It's spicy, flavourful and warming. Black pepper is one of the ingredients, so it has a nice little kick to it.
And look! attached to the tea-bag are some words of wisdom:
So you can meditate and ponder while floating in your cloud of gingery warmth. Try it. (But only if you want to). :)