Chai Time

So, I have this routine in the morning. I take the pup for a walk, run a little, make breakfast and then finally, I make my hot lemon tea and sit in my balcony. 

This tea time, is a special time for me. Rarely do I invite anyone to chill with me on a workday when I’m having my tea. If you’ve been allowed to do so, consider yourself extremely lucky. 

Before the hustle and bustle of the day begins with work and the stress and all that, I take 20 minutes. That’s it. Those 20 minutes are mine. I sit with my tea, in my balcony and enjoy some quality time with myself. I have great conversations with myself too. It’s the only time I think out loud and there’s really no one around to judge. Sometimes I read, sometimes I listen to music and sometimes I just sit on the balcony floor with my puppy and pet him. It’s a calming process for me. The jumble that has taken place the previous night and the brain-drain of the day moving forward, is turned down a notch or two, just by sipping some tea and relaxing my mind. 

It’s almost imperative that I do this every day. I don’t really need a jolt to start the day. What I crave is peace of mind before the day begins. 

Oh, how I love chai time. 😍

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Stars in my Eyes

It’s Christmas time. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and all that. You know what I’m most thankful for? The love I have in my life right now. 

I am so grateful and thankful for what I have been given this year. It was full of ups and downs and acrosses. But it was still a wonderful year. I had a great birthday, went on vacation more than twice, kept the friends I had (considering how I annoying I can be at times; okay, most of the time), saw my parents love me more if that’s possible and watched my puppy become a stronger, more well-adjusted little fluff-butt. 

Yes. Christmas reminds me that it’s almost the end of the year and that I have much to be grateful for. The past is an island I rarely visit and this year has taught me to let go and find myself in a nice little bubble of happiness that no one can burst. Yes. I’m happy. And I’m glad I am able to say that.

Let’s not forget the Christmas charm and love and joy. 😃 

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas week. 🎄

Other Fish in the Sea

So, there’s this girl I know. Amazing woman. Smart and pretty and all that. And she’s stuck on him. That’s great. But when he’s not stuck back or even mildly attracted to her, why bother? But she’s as persistent as my puppy when he sees a treat, that I just had to stop talking her out of it. Yes. I get that you want to be with him. Yes. He kinda wants to be with you too. But he’s not committed to you and is seeing other people. Even if it was just her and him in the mix, that would’ve been fine. But, hell, woman! You’re falling for someone who doesn’t even give you the time of day! He doesn’t even care as much as you do! 

How does one explain to someone that it’s not worth it? Oh, boy. There’s really no talking her out of it. She’s prepping for emotional destruction and I’m prepping for the alcohol and tears that come after. 

To be honest, I’m the kind of person that gets attached to people way too quickly. But I also detach just as quickly. It’s just my thing. I won’t hold on to someone that’s not going to be a part of my life. What’s the point? Live and let live, right? Also, you’re more often than not dead to me if you hurt me and leave me in pieces. 

Yep. I give it a few more months before I get that call. Unless things work out for her (in which case, I’ll celebrate with shots). Otherwise I’m just going to be that friend who listens to everything, pours the next drink and tells her that there are many other fish in the sea. 


(Yes. Jellyfish, because they’ll sting at some point.)

Breakfast?

Ah, the most important meal of the day, of course. 

There’s nothing more beautiful than the the smell of freshly made food early in the morning when you wake up. The warm smell of toast and the sizzle of eggs and bacon frying in a pan. The freshly squeezed juice chilling in the fridge. 

Although I’d love to have someone do this for me, where I wake up to this, I like doing it myself for others. Food really does make your day better and hot breakfast with a cup of tea made with love (yep, that secret ingredient), for someone is just an amazing feeling for me. 

Also, I believe that if there’s no love in the food you’re cooking, there’s no point. I don’t cook every day. But when I do, it’s a feast. And I love doing it. Being appreciated for it? Even better. ❤️

So, breakfast. Thanks, dad for teaching me the importance of having good food in the morning. (And, yes. I go easy on the salt now).

Adorable Fool

So, this is my dog. The most adorable creature on the planet, of course. 

I mean, I can’t not love this fool. He’s literally the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Through the good days and the bad, he never fails to be by my side. 

Okay, I was always a dog person, but had never had a furball hanging around the house. And now that I do, my schedule basically revolves around him. I mean, I work so I can buy him expensive treats and fancy toys that he destroys in under 60 seconds. 

The most adorable thing though is, he’s happy when I’m happy and tries to make me happy when I’m sad. Damn. If I’d had him growing up, I might be a very different person right now. But better late than never, I say. He makes me a better person. 

Let me add here that he’s an expert sock theif. There. I said it. I always have one missing sock. And I find it in his little toy box. And he seems to be very thrilled at the concept of playing hide-and-go-sock. My threats fall on deaf ears unless a pack of crisps are being opened somewhere in the house. 

Oh, my adorable little fool. How I love him. And how he charms the pants off anyone who comes home into giving him table scraps when I’m not looking. Little bugger. Love him to bits. 🐾

Coffee, I love you. 

There’s something to be said about a nice hot cup of coffee and warm cookies. Coffee keeps me going through my insane day and I absolutely love it. 

Okay, so I can’t really down an espresso. I’m of the milder cappuccino league. I love the little sips that wake me up with every sip I take. 

Coffee is more of an emotion if you ask me. It’s the whole process that makes me want to come back for more. Also, I’m a total sucker for coffee shops. I could sit at a little bistro the whole day and just read or write and sip endless mugs of coffee. Yes, yes I have done this before. ☕️

Although my day doesn’t start with a cup of this magic potion, it certainly ends with it. Oh, and the million cups in between waking up and going to bed. Ah, bliss. Coffee, I love you.