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Mendalla
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 11:23:09 AM

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Man, too quiet in here these days. We need to throw a party or something. Fuzzy had some donuts backstage so I'll put some of them out here along with fruitcake and shortbread left over from the holidays. Some of my brother's famous fudge, too (he took over my Dad's recipe when Dad gave up making it).

* fires up the kettle to make some green tea *

Anyone do anything fun over the holidays? I had a family cruise. 8 days out of Miami with stops on four Caribbean islands. We don't get much time with our son anymore since he goes to university out of town so these vacations are becoming more special with every year.

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hayley
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 12:25:59 PM

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Mendalla
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 12:40:42 PM

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How about Therapeutic Energy Activator? glasses8

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
fuzzy1954
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 2:28:41 PM

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to relax and enjoy my pot of tea

Join me ??


hayley
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 11:45:40 PM

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Mendalla wrote:
How about Therapeutic Energy Activator? glasses8


Oh I like that.. TEA!

Now I wonder if someone can define COFFEE?????
gypsy
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:35:15 AM

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Coffee - Cure Of Fast Frenzied Energy Everytime

And in French - Café

Ça Aide Fortement Enerver

Loosely translates as "it helps to get really enervated". VERY loose translation.



The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



Mendalla
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:55:03 AM

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Need TEA but having sleeping problems so debating how much Cure-All For Failing Energy Input Needing Escalation (CAFFEINE) is appropriate.

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:02:13 AM

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Tea - Terribly Essential Awakener. Well, for me, anyway! ☕

Pot of Earl Grey, please. I need more than one cup this morning!
Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:24:57 PM

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henrietta_fielding wrote:
Tea - Terribly Essential Awakener.


I think this may be better than mine.hello1

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:56:35 PM

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Mendalla wrote:
henrietta_fielding wrote:
Tea - Terribly Essential Awakener.


I think this may be better than mine.hello1


You are far too kind!! I'll go for bedtime herbal tea, please. Maybe lemon and ginger. (Tasty Evening Aromatic) ;) ☕
Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:35:17 AM

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henrietta_fielding wrote:

You are far too kind!! I'll go for bedtime herbal tea, please. Maybe lemon and ginger. (Tasty Evening Aromatic) ;) ☕


Love lemon ginger herbal. That's my evening drink right now. I need to get more lemon thriller, the other herbal I drink.

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:20:56 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
henrietta_fielding wrote:

You are far too kind!! I'll go for bedtime herbal tea, please. Maybe lemon and ginger. (Tasty Evening Aromatic) ;) ☕


Love lemon ginger herbal. That's my evening drink right now. I need to get more lemon thriller, the other herbal I drink.


Lemon thriller sounds delish! Pukka teas do a lemon, ginger and manuka honey, which is lovely on a cold winter's day.
Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:29:21 AM

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henrietta_fielding wrote:
Mendalla wrote:
henrietta_fielding wrote:

You are far too kind!! I'll go for bedtime herbal tea, please. Maybe lemon and ginger. (Tasty Evening Aromatic) ;) ☕


Love lemon ginger herbal. That's my evening drink right now. I need to get more lemon thriller, the other herbal I drink.


Lemon thriller sounds delish! Pukka teas do a lemon, ginger and manuka honey, which is lovely on a cold winter's day.


Lemon Thriller is a store brand (President's Choice, which is owned by Loblaws, Canada's largest grocery chain) but I don't hold that against it. Love it plain or with a twist or two of lime, which I guess would make it Lemon-Lime Thriller.clown

https://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/products/productlisting/pc_lemon_thriller_herbal_teaprod1450003.html

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 3:35:59 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
henrietta_fielding wrote:
Mendalla wrote:
henrietta_fielding wrote:

You are far too kind!! I'll go for bedtime herbal tea, please. Maybe lemon and ginger. (Tasty Evening Aromatic) ;) ☕


Love lemon ginger herbal. That's my evening drink right now. I need to get more lemon thriller, the other herbal I drink.


Lemon thriller sounds delish! Pukka teas do a lemon, ginger and manuka honey, which is lovely on a cold winter's day.


Lemon Thriller is a store brand (President's Choice, which is owned by Loblaws, Canada's largest grocery chain) but I don't hold that against it. Love it plain or with a twist or two of lime, which I guess would make it Lemon-Lime Thriller.clown

https://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/products/productlisting/pc_lemon_thriller_herbal_teaprod1450003.html


Looks lovely, Scott. Thanks for the link! Nothing like an extra twist of citrus for flavour.

As it's morning, I'll have my usual EGT to get going here. ☕
Wordpusher715
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 3:56:02 AM

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Really, really, hot black tea, double-bagger, please. Large cup. Add two Ricola cough drops into bottom and two tablespoons of honey. Feeling low with a stuffy head and raw throat. I have the best velvet, low tone, raspy voice for singing Barry White songs but can't make it through a whole song without cracking. The best thing about an email society is that I can work all day without speaking to anyone. Make that To Go, please. Thank you.

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 5:39:26 AM

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In the immortal words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." That line absolutely has to appear in the pilot for the new Picard-based Star Trek series.

Week almost over and I think I've made it. Happy weekend to all.

Take care of yourself and get well soon, Wordpusher. I've dodged the bullet so far this winter but I'm sure I'll come down with something sooner or later. My wife was ill back in October but I didn't seem to catch it.


Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
gypsy
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 7:06:35 AM

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Ugh. I woke up with a sore throat, head-ache and aches and pains today. So I'll be making a hot drink of lemon, honey and grated fresh ginger to ease the sore throat. And there will be a thermos filled with it on my bedside table to sip on during the night, when I wake up feeling miserable. Am also taking paracetomol to combat the aches and pains. I will be exiled to the spare room so my husband won't be disturbed and hopefully be spared this thing.

Stay healthy people, it's the misery season!




The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



Wordpusher715
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 8:56:10 AM

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Mendalla wrote:

Take care of yourself and get well soon, Wordpusher. I've dodged the bullet so far this winter but I'm sure I'll come down with something sooner or later. My wife was ill back in October but I didn't seem to catch it.


Thanks for the kind thoughts today. I'm at work; slogging through a couple hundred emails and sniffling so as to be let alone. Best wishes for the weekend.

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
Wordpusher715
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 9:00:36 AM

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gypsy wrote:
Ugh. I woke up with a sore throat, head-ache and aches and pains today.


Best wishes for a quick recovery.wave

I live, I love, I perform, and I lament.
Survivor
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:10:21 AM

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Good morning all.

Time to start the day with a freshly brewed cuppa java. And look out at the freshly fallen blanket of snow.



Mendalla
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 8:13:09 AM

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Can something be both sad and enjoyable? Yesterday, I was watching a concert in memory of a member of the Canadian pop band Walk Off The Earth. Their keyboard, trumpet, accordion, and other miscellaneous instruments player Mike Taylor, affectionately known as "Beard Guy" to fans, passed away unexpectedly just before New Year's. The concert was held in the band's hometown of Burlington, Ontario, Canada and featured mostly local acts, many with ties to WOTE. Some good performances but some sad moments, too. Sarah Blackwood, the band member who emceed, was in or close to tears several times and had some great stories about WOTE's ties to some of the various guest artists.

Having a tall cup of Orange Pekoe right now.



Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
henrietta_fielding
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 1:27:55 PM

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Mendalla wrote:
Can something be both sad and enjoyable? Yesterday, I was watching a concert in memory of a member of the Canadian pop band Walk Off The Earth. Their keyboard, trumpet, accordion, and other miscellaneous instruments player Mike Taylor, affectionately known as "Beard Guy" to fans, passed away unexpectedly just before New Year's. The concert was held in the band's hometown of Burlington, Ontario, Canada and featured mostly local acts, many with ties to WOTE. Some good performances but some sad moments, too. Sarah Blackwood, the band member who emceed, was in or close to tears several times and had some great stories about WOTE's ties to some of the various guest artists.

Having a tall cup of Orange Pekoe right now.



I'm a big fan of WOTE. I hadn't heard about Mike Taylor's passing, that is so sad. The tribute concert sounds amazing. Emotional and moving and a fitting celebration of his life and talent.

I might go for an Apple and Cinnamon tea, please.
Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:47:25 PM

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Dinner is on the stove. Hamburger stew. Getting close to ready.

It's time to make some African Red Herbal Tea. Ready to drink after we finish dining.

Cheers, all. rr



henrietta_fielding
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:52:26 PM

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Survivor wrote:
Dinner is on the stove. Hamburger stew. Getting close to ready.

It's time to make some African Red Herbal Tea. Ready to drink after we finish dining.

Cheers, all. rr


Sounds delicious!

Hope you both enjoyed, Larry. :)
Survivor
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:00:18 PM

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henrietta_fielding wrote:
Survivor wrote:
Dinner is on the stove. Hamburger stew. Getting close to ready.

It's time to make some African Red Herbal Tea. Ready to drink after we finish dining.

Cheers, all. rr


Sounds delicious!

Hope you both enjoyed, Larry. :)


Thank you, Cynthia. The dinner was good and the tea was nice. Today is my cuppa java, of course.

Actually, at this time, I am at the hosptial for my tri-weekly infusion. Just discussed this and that with my oncologist. Awaiting the Pembro to be sent down from the lab upstairs.

Since they have wifi here I can just do my internet surfing while here.

Cheers, all. flower



DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 12:45:10 PM

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Howdy folks
Can I have hot chocolate here ?



Mendalla
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 1:04:41 PM

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* whips up two hot chocolates and passes one to Sara *

Even got some mini marshmallows if needed.

Featured Story:
Night of the Wind - (Fantasy) A mysterious traveller, a strange storm, a chaotic night for a small town.

Other works:
Spooky People - (Poetry) A playful verse for Hallowe'en.
On Seeing the Light (Re)born - (Poetry) A reflection on seeing the sun rise while on vacation
Voice of Ice - (Horror) A powerful winter storm leads a professor to a disturbing discovery
Survivor
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 1:05:07 PM

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DenimAngel wrote:
Howdy folks
Can I have hot chocolate here ?


The water is boiling. YOu can make a cuppa cocoa, for sure. Even put some mini-marshmallows in it, just the way you like it, little Sara.

flower

I'll have my last cuppa java for this day.

Cheers, all. rr

Edit: Oops, beat me to it, Scott. Hahahaha.



DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 1:09:05 PM

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Yay one now and one for later
Oh goody mini marshmallows :)
Thank you Scott & Larry hello1


gillianleeza
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 1:10:24 PM

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I'm not a fan of hot drinks even in the winter I prefer ice cold beverages. I will, however, try to sneak a few marshmallows away from Sara to snack on.

Not looking forward to a cold rainy weekend. Hopefully going out for dinner and a movie later, after dealing with family drama.

I hope everyone is keeping warm.

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