Thursday, January 17
After my dad passed away almost four years ago, my mom, two sisters, and I have started a tea tradition. It began because it was too hard to celebrate our birthdays without Dad--especially on my mom.
And even though the pain is no longer raw, we've continued our tea birthdays--mine is two weeks from today--and we've gotten Jordan hooked as well. There's something so decadent about having someone serve you tea, petite sandwiches, and desert. Also, for the most part, the tearoom serves as a neutral zone--any brewing disagreements are left at the door and we just enjoy our time together without judgement--as only three sisters can do. This year, my oldest daughter, Kristen, is also joining us for the first time. Hopefully, that's not my only present.
But to tell you the truth, I was ready to go back to work--family can be exhausting. I'm not used to not having my time for me. And right now, I'm on a seven-day work hitch and I'm having trouble finding that "me"time as well. The time for writing, and simple indulgence.
So, my question for you, "What are your simple acts of Decadence?"
PS--The Impossible is simply awesome. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, just perfect. In my next life, I want to marry him.