I have created a monster.
The last week or 10 days that has seen me consuming only one cherry coke a day (oh my sweet lovely soda I love you) has done well for me. Already I am starting to see a bit of a difference and that… oh that is so good.
Plus now that K is back in school I get a lot more walking, I walk her there, I walk home, I walk to go get her, I walk home. It adds up. It does a body good. But mostly I’m guessing it is the lack of empty calories in the form of sodacrack…
But there was a void there when the soda could not be consumed. I already drink a lot of water. I drink water all day, so it isn’t like I could replace my soda with water, right? No, I couldn’t that would be silly. Plus there is the missing caffeine to consider. I am willing to give up the jiggle when I wiggle but don’t ask me to give up the caffeine, that will make me just crazy…
So to fill the void I have started drinking iced tea. Lots of iced tea. I’ve always liked iced tea, and I come by in naturally, my dad is a huge tea drinker. Well iced tea anyway.
I started out innocently enough on my iced tea journey. I don’t drink the bland stuff you know, I need a little flavor, a little pop. Plus I don’t take sugar or lemon in my tea so the flavor has to be brewed into the tea. (are you asking yourself if I am really dedicating a whole post to what kind of tea I am drinking? I know… pretty thin, I hardly believe it myself but what can I do, it’s what came out)
I recalled a day during the summer when Mr. Kaos brought me home a lovely tea from a local coffee shop so I went in and asked the manager what kind of tea they use thinking it may be a house blend… it isn’t. They sell it there, AND, for several dollars less they sell it at my local market.
I soon procured the one she had recommended but realizing there were SO many others by this same company I selected a 2nd tea for my brewing pleasure. I started with Ginger Peach, the 2nd Tea was Blackberry sage. Later I moved onto a Pomegranate Green Tea and finally a Wild Blueberry. Mr. Kaos began noticing all the tea in the fridge, he wanted in on the action too however he can’t drink caffeine all day and night and still get sleep so he began asking for something decaffeinated… I had trouble finding a caffeine free tea from that company so I moved on to another and procured from them a caffeine free red tea that smells of hibiscus blossoms.
What has happened here? My fridge has become some sort of iced tea sanctuary, I have 3 separate teas in the fridge.
That’s not normal is it?
What’s in YOUR fridge????