Today is National Coffee Day and I thought it would be the perfect time to chat over tea 😛
I enjoy the smell and taste of coffee, but it is not something I can have any time of the day because it gives me “the jitters”. Also, if I drink it I have to put sugar or cream or milk or all of the above because it is too bitter for me to drink straight.
Tea, on the other hand, I can have whenever, even before bedtime, and I can have a sound mind and body; with no rapid heart palpitations.
“Let’s catch up over coffee” is usually what we hear when we want to relax and have a nice conversation with an old, or new, friend. I liked the idea of bringing this concept over to YOUnfolded as a means for me to unfold what is happening in my life to all of you; my old and new friends 🙂
So, let’s meet up over tea!
If we were to have a tea date, I would invite you over to my house to show you the dining set we finally received!
I would tell you how we went to a family owned business that we have purchased furniture from before, but this time they really dropped the ball on their customer service. We ordered a server, dining table, and chairs from them in April of this year and when the pieces were delivered, some were broken, others were missing screws, and our dining table did not come at all!
Excuses were made about the shipments being backordered or delivered broken to their warehouse and at one point they cancelled our order altogether without informing us. We would have been more patient about the whole process if they would have called us to keep us up-to-date. But we were the ones calling them and each time it was a different story.
So, here we are in September, our dining set has been delivered; which also was delivered 3 days later than what they mentioned and, again, when WE called after they had not shown up they told us they had to change the delivery date. Plus, the table is not the one we chose, but overall it looks beautiful and we did not want to deal with that company again!
For our tea date, we would sit at our cozy dining room and I would serve you my favorite tea (Samurai Chai Mate loose leaf tea from Teavana) in the ceramic cup (pictured above) that my grandmother brought back to us from Guatemala (where my mom’s side of the family is from).
I would tell you how much I have truly come to love blogging and how I often dream about it as my full-time venture. With my current full-time job and trying to have a life outside of work, it has been tough for me to even draft out all the ideas I have listed. But I am taking it day-by-day and enjoying the ride instead of letting it become too overwhelming.
I would also express how I try to catch up on every post on all the blogs I follow and also on the blogs of my followers because I want to show the same love and support that I have received right back.
And speaking of support, I would tell you how I was contemplating making my blog an award-free blog in the beginning because I do not like to toot my own horn. I prefer to lift others up and encourage them and that is when I realized that the blog awards are a great opportunity to spread the love to others and uplift and thank those that nominated me for their generosity.
I would tell you about Tasha and ShitHappens2U because, although they nominated me for awards I have already received, I would want you to know about their wonderful blogs and how you should check them out.
You would also see the new haircut I got last night and about how upset I was when I left the hair salon. I was charged double for my usual (wash, cut, blow-dry) apparently because they charge by experience and the lady that cut my hair this time was supposedly more experienced. I was angry because, first of all, I went with my hair already washed and all I got was a trim of the cut I already had and a quick blow-dry. Also, I feel as though it should have been something I was informed of ahead of time because I did let the hairdresser know that I have been there before and who I usually go to.
But I would simply vent with you and show my gratitude for not having a complete disaster on my head! I would also talk about how I am planning on dying my hair for the first time in my life and how I’m going for the color purple.
Lastly, you will see my complete and utter excitement when I tell you I am going to Colombia for the first time in a few weeks!! (October 16-24). My husband is from Colombia and we are going so we can spend time with family over there. They are all so wonderful and are planning out where they will be taking us around!
I will be sure to take as many pics as possible to share the trip later on with you 😉
I plan on leaving some posts scheduled ahead of time to “keep in touch” and I will miss visiting your place on the internet while I’m gone.
I would end by telling you that I have enjoyed our chat over tea so much that I plan to make it a monthly date between us 🙂
What will you have to share during our Tea Time?
Until next time…