Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Little Ones...and The Little Things that make us happy.

We just got home after being in the city for the night, babysitting our niece (3 1/2) & nephew (6 months) for the evening. Trevor ate some Thai food that uspet his stomach so he fell asleep early..same time as the kids actually..so I just stayed up and watched the video monitor OBSESSIVLEY, watching them breath. Along with the monitor watching I would go into our nephews room every 45 minutes and check to see if he was still breathing. Jeez. Is that what parenthood is like? 'Cause I was like. "SHIT! Did he just turn his head...wait! Can he breath in that postition?! Crap!" every 3 seconds. *Sigh* At least I can feel confident that I have the skills to do CPR with half my brain missing because it's been embedded in my DNA thru becoming and EMT and RN. But STILL...it was un-nerving. With that being said...I totally love watching them and would do it everyday if I could.

On our way home...I realized...WE'RE in the CITY...close to ARGO TEA, my favorite place on earth that I dream of while being forced to drink Starbucks out here in the 'burbs. So we went. I got an Earl Grey Vanilla Creme Latte. And this glorious item:

 

 
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A tea infuser! Isn't it so pretty?!
I have a bunch of loose tea but no infuser, so I'm forced to make it in my french press. I know, I'm so TORTURED in this life. But...don't like the residual tea taste that is left behind in the screen of the press. Now I have my Tovolo Infuser. Joy.

On a weight loss note, I have not weighed myself today because I wasn't home this morning and I weigh myself on Sunday mornings on my scale, with no food (or Earl Grey Lattes) in my stomach (just my own 'ritual') So, I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning and let you know. However, I feel like I've stayed the same this week. I guess we'll see.

Hope you all are enjoying this weekend. We're experiancing a major thaw. It's wet and nasty out...so I'll be hibernating.

5 comments:

paintrly1 said...

That is a very desirable thing! So well designed and sexy! Never seen anything like it!

I think that is what parenthood is like at first, then you soon end up forgetting to turn the monitors on!
But I don't think I will ever relax.

Kate said...

Earl Grey Latte? That sounds delicious! I’ve always been a tea drinker, but I just got hooked on loose leaf. I’m currently using a tea ball. This is going to sound like a really dumb question, but how do you use this infuser? Does it actually go in the kettle? Wow, can you tell I’m a novice??

Kristin C. said...

It is delicious! It is the most delicious treat in the world...and I have to drive to downtown Chicago if I want one. Good thing I'll be back there this weekend....otherwise, who knows what would happen.
This infuser is used for a single cup. Just place the loose tea inside and set it in your cup of hot water. Let it steep for 5 minutes...and you have tea! Totally not a dumb question, that thing looks like a spaceship.

Marie Green said...

Oh yummy. Now I want one!

esp said...

Jealous of your tea infuser. Earl Grey is the best tea ever.

Next time you're in the city, check out Tenren in Chinatown. Best tea shop I've ever been to.