As we sip coffee this morning, I will tell you about the tea I drank last night. I was an herbal infusion of chamomile, valerian root, rosehips, hibiscus, peppermint, lemongrass and cornflowers. This caffeine-free tea is a bedtime tea call Mother’s Little Helper from David’s Tea. In my mug, the tea was a translucent orange-brown, and it had an earthy floral smell. I don’t think any of the ingredients have a dominant taste, but this tea leaves the mouth feeling fresh and clean. Overall, it is a relaxing cup of tea.
If we were having coffee tea, I would begin by sharing with you I got my coffee into my mug this morning instead of on my mug. If you just re-read that sentence, I assure you it isn’t a typo. Let me explain. Last weekend, the morning after my younger son and I watch four of the five Jurassic Park movies, I got up feeling tired. The house was darker than usual because he had insisted on watching the movies in the dark (blinds closed) and leaving it dark so we could watch movie five in the morning. So, I pulled my mug out, put in on the Keurig, popped a chocolate raspberry truffle coffee pod in, and made it go. I walked away to set-up my laptop. When I came back, the rich smell of coffee was there and the counter was swimming in it! I had happily placed my mug on the Keurig upside down. Now, in some fairness, when I put the mugs away, I put them in upright so it is ready to go. However, I’m not the only one who puts away the dishes and somebody has an uncommon practice. Clearly, my practice should involve checking the mug and not making my coffee in the dark! Haha.
If we were having coffee tea, I would share with you that the weather here has been sunny and warm. I have been trying to drink my second cup of coffee on the front porch in the morning sun.
If we were having coffee tea, I would give you a writing update. I wrote the first 14 chapters of Book 2 in The Ember Files so far. It’s going to be somewhere between 22 to 27 chapters once the rough manuscript is complete. I’m working with a goal of August 1, 2022 for this rough draft to be complete. I don’t have a working title to share with you yet. Titles really give me a challenge, but I can share this with you. Book 2 has the return of several fun characters from Book 1 as well as a new character that I am having so much fun creating. I would save that he is just as quirky and zany as my other characters. More to come on that…
If we were having coffee tea, I would pass you the tea pot. How was your week?
By Shari Marshall – 2022
Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup. Coffee share #72 or week 22 of 54.