Thursday, September 3, 2009

It Started with a Little Blue Book...

Traditions. I love 'em! I eat them up, look forward to holidays and special occasions where I can incorporate them, plan for them, and finally "do" them! Awe...but that means the rest of the year is left to boring schedules and daily routines. Where's the fun in that? The dictionary describes a routine as follows: "A prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure. A set of customary and often mechanically performed procedures or activities." Wow! Mechanically performed? Who's getting goosebumps? Ahem, not me!

I've been feeling like the jazz in my pizazz was lacking, my daily routine was becoming too normal, and not exciting enough for me. I like excitement, people! So, in keeping with the celebratory personality that is me, I meant to put a stop to it (the day in and day out rituals, that is). But what to do, what to do?

Then along came my birthday...

I was given a little blue book by my sweet mother-in-law, Ruthanne, called "Tea Time." A ha! An idea was born! Wouldn't it be fun to start making afternoon tea a daily tradition for Matthew and I? It's perfect, you see. ;) I only work in the mornings, and Matthew works from home, which would allow us the time to be able to do this! I at once started getting excited just thinking about it! After mentioning my idea to Matthew, he was immediately on board. Anything having to do with beverage or food consumption is a go for him. Yay!

So here's my plan of action: for the next 30 days Matthew and I are going to adapt to an English afternoon lifestyle. We're calling it "The English Challenge". We'll be drinking tea in between the hours of 2 & 5, and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be making some delicious tag-alongs to go with. If you'd like to join us in the challenge, come on! Post me a comment and we'll track together. :)

Here's me raising a glass (or teacup, ha!) to new daily traditions! Drink up!


Anonymous said...

I like it!!! Sounds like a good "husband and wife" time. Just don't get any thoughts on moving to England after this, okay?

Love you both!


Ruby Moon Designs said...

Oh, Gaily! You are just so sweet...devoted to traditions, daily or otherwise! I love your tea-time idea...maybe I'll be able to come over for a cup or two while we're in town! Post pics of your tasteful creations and what tea time looks like in America! Love you!