Today I hosted a Valentine’s Day Tea!
Tea–as in the event of sitting down with other people and drinking hot beverages with a finger food or two–is a nigh weekly thing with the local family. Occasionally we spruce it up a little, especially for birthdays or other special occasions. Like today!
I invested a little time in decorating…
(Okay, a lot of time considering I was also kid chasing two toddlers, mothering a 4 month old, and trying to work through seven loads of laundry.)
…went for some fancier delicacies…
And you know, it was lovely. In the last year especially I’ve made a point of trying to slow down a little and not get so caught up in details that I fail to enjoy the fruit of the work. It’s not easy, but I’m learning, and I’m relishing* the process.
– Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
– Mascarpone Cheese Brownies
– Egg Salad Sandwiches (provided by the lovely TW)
– Cheese & Onion Bannock (also provided by TW)
– Tetley Tea for the adults
– Camomile Tea for the wee folk
*As an afterthought, relishing is a strange word. I realize it’s quite different from the green condiment, but I can’t shake the mental image. It’s like it throws a hotdog into an otherwise very mannerly post (manners and tea, to me, are like this) and starts suggesting we roast the brownies over a bonfire or something.
Maybe I shouldn’t analyze language so much. Or maybe I should simply give this tired brain some REST before I start dissecting Pratchett. 😛