Alex V. Cook - Author, Journalist, Critic, Teacher
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I should count my blessings I have a cautious child, but sometimes they need a push into the territory of daring.
Nobody sells Russian Caravan Tea in town, and ordering it means paying more in shipping than it costs, and since it's a blend anyway, I am figuring out the recipe for myself. Currently in the running: one pinch of Irish Breakfast tea (which is a mix of Assam and Black tea), one slightly bigger pinch of high grown Ceylon, and a half-pinch of Lapsang Suchon. Preciousness - OWN IT.
As usual, her caution proved to be sound thinking, for minutes later when I convinced her to let me swing her a little higher, she fell through those lilies below and into the lake.
My book is currently at a standstill because this one chapter called for considerably more research than the others, and now I'm thinking the rest of them probably do too.
Did I mention we got a Wii? I will be the 475,235th testifier that shrugs and I don't even like video games without looking away from the screen.