Tea on a blustery day


At Tea Talk we briefly share how we are feeling and what we are thinking.

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I’m having japanese genmai green leaf tea. Warmed, not chilled.

My mug is one of those little gifts that piled up on my desk over Christmas 2010.  I picked it at random from among many mugs and cups in the faculty office today.

I’m feeling cold but grateful to be indoors. We haven’t had the AC on since this morning but when I went outside for a quick break, it was still cold. I actually heard the wind howling. Hang on I’ll check…

It’s 26 degrees C according to wunderground. Tonight it will even drop to 18. I know it’s not cold at all for you ladies in the western hemisphere, but for some southeast asian bloods, that’s noticeably cold already.

On my mind are things in my to-do list: freelance editing and a volunteer job for the UN.  They keep me from being bored to death. And one motivation is this –

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.
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9 Responses to Tea on a blustery day

  1. Cathy says:

    It’s warming up here…Thanks be to God! I really like your quote!!! Well done! It is a cause for reflection and call to action!!!

  2. Christine says:

    Hazel, I grinned just a little once I converted Celsius to our American Fahrenheit. It sounds lovely to me, as we were at about 16 degrees Celsius today, which was nice and warm walking around downtown Chicago with my husband. 🙂

    I hope you feel warmer!!

    Blessings
    Christine

  3. Mrs. Santos says:

    Hello Hazel~ We are just starting to warm up here (nw usa) and I am so thankful. I know it is hard to be cold, even if your cold is warm to us. Your mug reminds me of all the trips we made to the local taco restaurant to watch the World Cup last year. I also appreciate your quote. I know my husband wants to volunteer over in Japan. I don’t think it will work out, but it would be nice if he could.

  4. Mrs. Santos says:

    P.S. I love your sunflowers! We grew some at our farm last fall and they were such a delight. Have a good day.

  5. Ruth says:

    Hi Hazel,
    I was here yesterday but failed to leave a note so I had to come back early this morning. It’s still 18C in this side of Bangkok. I wasn’t able to sleep well last night as it was VERY cold.
    The sunflowers are really beautiful, and I like the photo with you in it. It must be in Lop Buri, right? How I missed the sunflower season again!
    Anyways, I LOVE the quote you share. May I use it when we promote our foundation’s effort in recruiting volunteers?
    My dh read your entry and loved your mug!

    Blessings to you….

    • Hazel says:

      My internet connection has gone kinda static last night, and even today. Guess we might need heaters if this cold doesn’t leave us alone soon. The sunflowers are in Saraburi, the smaller field. The one in Lopburi is bigger. And they have all the bees and honey there. I’m glad you like my header. It’s an angle idea of an artist friend. Yes, go ahead with the quote. It’s available for all as long as it has proper links to the source. And yes, my mug is a sporty one this week. No wonder your dh liked it 🙂

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