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Man it is cold today!  I have spent the entire day cold.  On the coldest day of the year by executive order they cut the heat in the building down to 70 degrees. Apparently, this measure will reduce the state's deficit. I personally think it will increase the likelihood that I as well as my coworkers will get sick.

On my way home from work, the car thermostat read 5 degrees! I have spent the day and the evening dreaming of warm beaches and fruity drinks. I would love nothing more than to have my feet buried in hot sand, a good book on my lap, eating fresh guacamole, chips and salsa, with a cold cerveza somewhere. Instead, I am fixing soup.

I came home tonight and made up some Chicken and Dumpling soup from Tastefully Simple. I should tell you, I am not a Tastefully Simple consult (but I do know one). This soup was super easy to make and very taste. If I would have known, I would have made it sooner because it has been in my pantry for a while. My belly is comforted with every bite.

I also can't seem to get enough tea these days. Maybe it is in preparation for The Short Chics birthday party but I am CONSUMED with all things tea.  Bagged tea, loose tea leaves, sugar cubes, and most of  all tea cups. It probably makes no sense to anyone except me, but I just smile and feel good when I see a cute tea cup. Tonight, I am enjoying an Earl Grey in a pink ribboned tea cup from Portugal. My soul is comforted with every sip.

I am knee deep in preparations for The Short Chics birthday. I have decided to make fairy costumes for her and her guest. I have never seen so much tulle as I have in my living room right now. I had no idea how static it can have. I have the green tutu finished, the blue and half of the purple one cut out. Just envisioning these little girls wearing the costumes is keeping me cutting when I am sick of my scissors. (Each tutu takes nearly 12 yards of tulle.)

So, as I have finished my tea while I have written this blog, I now must get back to work.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup; it's whats for super!
How sweet is this cup/saucer??  The Earl Grey was yummy. What are you brewing?


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