M used to have this phrase he would toss out whenever he wanted me to do something that he could easily do himself but was feeling less than motivated to execute. “Would you be a peach?” he’d say. Usually it was followed by a request to get him a glass of water, or roll up the sleeves of his shirt, or you know, something mildly inconvenient for me. But he’d say it in this jokey cute way, and of course I would do it.
Lately I feel like my days are an endless litany of these kinds of mildly inconvenient requests from myself to myself, except I’m not very jokey or cute about it. Would you be a peach and stop droning on about how little time you have? Would you be a peach and update your blog already? You get the picture.
Blog updating is actually still very enjoyable for me, but it’s amazing how quickly I can get out of the habit when I let a few weeks go without regular posts. Ugh. I’m still not done with my deadlines (a few new ones suddenly cropped up) and I’ve been feeling behind in everything. I have to keep reminding myself that I belong to Team Tortoise and not Team Hare. I plod along, one ponderous step at a time, craning my neck in curiosity and befuddlement as I sloooooooooooooooowly make progress.
What helps is that I’m hugely enjoying this tea that my neighbor brought back for me from Guatemala. It’s Mayan cacao tea with all sorts of purported health benefits. Better blood circulation and improved heart health and all that good stuff. You just soak cacao husks and nibs in hot water for about 10 minutes and the traditional way is to drink it with a little honey, my neighbor told me.
I add unsweetened almond milk and a touch of raw honey and mmmmmmmmmmmm. It’s not fully chocolate-y, but it hits the spot for me and it’s become a daily ritual. I’m almost running out, so I better get more! I can’t seem to find this brand online, but maybe this one or this one will do the trick…
Be back soon. With giveaways, I hope. Or maybe even a sewing project of some sort. Gotta get started on that unicorn costume.
I’m wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friends!
Would you be a peach?
And forget that I complained?
Thank you very much
6 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness”
The tea looks so good. I really try to follow up on your recommendations and I usually enjoy them a lot. I have still been thinking about your book invoices. Liesl G said in her blog that is exactly why she is self publishing her new book!! Too many middlemen. It’s a problem, foe sure.
Thanks Greta! I’ve discovered herbal coffee with a similar flavor called Teeccino. It’s very yummy!
Enjoying your book at the moment. And thinking that I love reading your blog posts whenever you put them up and would rather have them sporadically than not at all and please be kind to yourself.
Many thanks Meg! So happy to find out that my book is winding its way into lovely homes!
I’m happy that the tea brings you some quietness in your busy days! Your description sounds so good that I really want to find it myself now too 🙂
Yes, quiet tea time is much needed! Thank you, Eva!!