October 25, 2007

It's Here!
What am I talking about? Fall has finally arrived! Like most of you we have been experiencing summer like conditions throughout the month of October. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to wake up this morning to very cool temperatures, leaves falling, and a nice, steady drizzle (which we so desperately need). I was so excited to finally wear a long sleeve shirt and even a jacket. Believe it or not, most days I had still been sporting my sandals!

Every year when the first sign of Fall arrives I make a quick grocery run to buy all the ingredients for spiced tea. I threw my jacket on this morning and off I went. I couldn't wait to get home and light a candle and savor that first cup of the season. The recipe makes so much I even decided to make up some little jars to give to friends! What is your favorite beverage when the cold winds start blowing?

When I went to make my tea I automatically reached for this mug. That got me to thinking that I hadn't used this particular mug since last winter when I had my spiced tea to drink. I then starting thinking that I also have a particular mug I love to drink hot cocoa out of and I have a favorite tea cup for hot tea. Isn't that funny ~ I guess I am a real "creature" of habit! Do y'all do the same thing?


LBP said...

First off, Happy Anniversay! 25 is one that few people seem to make anymore. My DH and I have been married 27!

I love to fix a hot drink called "Wassil" It is pinapple, orange, and apple juice mixed together with some sugar, cloves, and cinnamon. Haven't made it yet this year because living in VA like you, it's been hot!



Love Sows Seeds said...

I do always choose the same mugs, my husband teases me about it sometimes!

I love hot honey and lemon on cold days. We've had frost for the past few mornings.

Storybook Woods said...

We have been making hot cider a lot lately. Clarice

Karen said...

I use Emilee Barnes' recipe for spiced russian tea, and I have a special mug I use, too. Yep, I'm definately a creature of habit, too.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

When it starts getting chilly my daughters and I always want spiced tea, which is made with Tang, instant tea, and spices. I like it in a mug. I drink regular hot tea from a china tea cup and saucer at night, but my morning tea is in a slim mug! I don't know why I do it like this! LOL!


Mary Isabella said...

The spice tea looks so good on tnis chilly rainyday. I like hot tea,hot spiced cider and hot choclate. Mary

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Susan,
I have been drinking hot apple cider...it warms me to my very soul! I just love it.

Also, wishing you and your dh a Happy Belated Anniversary!

God bless,

Candy said...

Hi MIV !! Happy Fall !!!
Guess what!.... We had snow flakes yesterday and this morning we woke up to everything very lightly covered with snow...its all melted now that the sun came out. But winter is literally just days away for us here..I love it though. Im a winter girl :)

Sharon said...

Would you mind sharing your recipe for spiced tea? It sounds so wonderful - I'd appreciate it so much! Also - Happy Anniversary! It's always so delightful to hear of happy, lasting marriages!! Bless you both!!!

Lea said...

I am very much a hot tea drinker... and I am always latching on to a mug until it usually breaks or someone gives me a new one that trumps the current one! The spiced drink sounds interesting though.. do you have a recipe you wouldn't mind sharing?