Now that the weather is cooling, I'm making another stab at caffeine-free living.
I'll admit it: the Kroger version of Diet Coke is my morning and afternoon pick-me-up.
Many bloggers are boycotting Starbucks lately. Kim C. from Life In A Shoe has developed a frugal recipe for homemade iced coffee to fill what she dubs "that frappucino-shaped void."
I'm not a coffee woman, but Kim's delicious description is tempting.
In college, I worked as a concierge at a luxurious historic hotel. One of my morning duties was displaying breakfast, which included a giant chest full of exotic teas, an urn of piping hot water, and the full complement of sugar cubes, cream, and lemon wedges.
I staggered the cups and saucers just so, lining up a perfect row of teaspoons to the side. I left the hotel with an appreciation of tea as an art, but never developed a taste for myself.
I found a little teapot and cup for one at a yard sale this summer. Let's hope I can use it to replace those Diet Cokes with a much nicer habit.