Hi there! Happy Thursday to you! The weekend is so close I can taste it! The weather is still beyond the point of freezing. It’s really uncomfortable. I don’t mind the cold but I think this cold has surpassed my comfort level of cold. It’s beyond the point of bad outside. There is no way at least for me to get comfortable. I’m wearing so many layers today because my work is always freezing too. It warms up somewhat around 2pm in my office but the beginning of the day is absolutely freezing! I hate that!
So after work yesterday, I met Melissa and our dad at Starbucks. I haven’t seen my dad since his birthday last month so we were more than overdue for a visit. I really wish we saw each other more often and I need to get better at doing that. I am so bad with keeping in touch and seeing people. I don’t know why. I honestly don’t mean to be that way. The three of us actually ended up arriving at the same time. I thought I was going to be running a little late but all of us walked up at the same exact time. Talk about perfect timing!
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to order. I thought I might be in the mood for my usual order from there which is a soy misto with sugar-free vanilla syrup. However, they were not brewing decaf coffee. I typically don’t drink coffee with caffeine. If I do, it’s only one cup and it’s in the morning. Caffeine makes me feel very jittery and it’s not good for my stomach. Plus, if I drink it too late in the day, I can never fall asleep at night. So once I heard they didn’t have decaf, I needed to decide on something else. I decided to get tea but they have so many decaffeinated teas that I didn’t know what to choose. I drink a lot of decaf green tea especially when I’m at work so I didn’t want that. I ultimately decided on Tazo Vanilla Roobios Tea.
I had never had this tea before and the vanilla flavor intrigued me. The barista said that the tea is really good and has a lot of health benefits too. So I was sold! I got my tea and we sat down to talk. The tea was absolutely incredible! I made Melissa try a sip to see if she likes it because she is typically not a tea drinker. She loved it too! I knew we were on to something good here with my tea selection. It had hints of vanilla, peach and cinnamon. It was so warm and comforting. I wish I had a bigger cup of it! I’ve heard that you can turn it into a latte with milk. So I’m thinking I might need to try that with soy milk sometime. Now I am hooked on this tea and it’s all I keep thinking about! I need to buy some of this tea. Seriously, if you haven’t tried it, you need to! It’s THAT good! Do you like tea? What is your favorite kind of tea?
While enjoying my tea, the three of us sat and talked for a while. It felt good to catch up with my dad and for us all to talk together. We had a lot to talk about and it felt good to just sit there and take in the moment. We sat for a while and then I took Melissa back to her house and of course visited with my favorite bichon frise, Oliver. He was very hyper and happy to see us. I don’t think he minded going out in the cold at all. It probably felt good on his thick fur. I’m glad I get to see him again later! Melissa and I have plans to run a few errands after work. I’m looking forward to it.
I ventured home and Mike and I decided to have our Maggiano’s take home meal! Well some of it anyway. It was like a pound of food each. So we ate half of it and saved the rest for dinner tonight! I love that! Our one dinner at the restaurant made for several days of meals. That Marco’s meal is really worth the money! You get so much food!
It was delicious as expected! There is nothing like a comforting bowl of pasta. I now prefer to eat my pasta in a big bowl. I don’t know why or how that started but that is how I like it. I started rubbing off on Mike too because he ate his in a bowl. I guess that is what happens with husbands and wives. I’m not complaining.
The rest of the night we tried to keep warm while watching The Bachelor. That show is just…I don’t even know anymore. I read the spoiler site and I have been reading his site for years so I already know what is going to happen this season and who Sean picks. It’s crazy anymore. I don’t know why I continue to watch it but I do. Oh well.
Alright, well that is all I have for today. Have a lovely Thursday! I’ll see you tomorrow!