Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sweet Tea

It's a Sweet Tea kind of day.
I made mine with Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea, and threw some cherries and an orange slice in. I guess it's not really sweet tea... Sweet tea is Southern sun tea with a ton of real sugar thrown in. But this will have to do for today.

There is a gentle warm breeze, high temps...
My neighbors empty hammock.. (why oh why do they NEVER use it? I wanna go jump in with a book and some sweet tea...)  One of these days I'm gonna do it. They are so nice, they wouldn't mind... However, I would rather just have one myself & not lay around their yard...

My weekend at the Bestie was Fabulous.  We didn't do much. That is what made it so fab.  We did exactly what we intended... laughed, ate, and was lazy.
Something about completely vegging with a Bestie... It is heavenly.   It was plenty hot down in southern Tennessee.  We lounged in the pool on Saturday morning. Until it got too hot.  Then ran off to see a movie (Bad Teacher...cute predictable chick flick. Not grand, but fun). We also grabbed a bite out.  But, mostly just talked the days away, watching HGTV, sipping on wine, and eating fabulous cupcakes.  Early Sunday I was back on the road for my 8 hour drive home.  I love her dearly and wish she was a few hours closer at least.

Monday, Hubby left for a business trip. Gave me a great opportunity to clean the carpets. Then I watched a bunch of goofy Lifetime Movies.

Tuesday, I visited a couple of Hospice patients and had a funeral to attend. 

By 6pm I was starting the Yoga class, breathing for the first time all day.

After class, some of us went out to a nearby Italian Restaurant. Iozzo's Garden of Italy.  Oh Baby! Made that workout worth every struggle!  Ohhhh old Italian Restaurants are the best!  We sat outside, again, enjoying this amazing gentle summer breeze we have been blessed with lately.
Carol, Me, Jill, Joann & Jerrilee
What beautiful women.
Inside as well as out.
They have incredible souls and I feel such joy being in their presence.

The Hubby is home from his business trip early. I am trying to catch up on blog readings.  Boy, its easy to get side tracked then takes forever to catch up! 
I just wanted to let you all know that I am well and busy.  I guess that is good. Even though I have a lot I wanted to blog about & never seem to enough time.
Love to you all~


Bee Lady said...

Hi Janis,

That sweet tea version of yours looks yummy. I drink lots of it in the summer time. I just dare you to take some time out to lie in that hammock with a book and some tea. DO IT! Sounds like you had a great time with your Bestie. I know what you mean about getting behind in the blog world...I do it a lot in the summer months...get behind that is.

Cindy Bee

Linda said...

Loved reading your update and seeing the photos of you and your friends.

Yep, today and yesterday - but even more so today - have been PERFECT weather days here in East-Central Illinois. Today, I was off in the afternoon and spent the entire afternoon doing nothing other than floating in our pool and sitting on the patio in the sun. It's been too wonderful for words. :)

Love Sweet Tea. Even though I'm really from northern Illinois/Chicago area, we grew up always having sweet tea especially on Thanksgiving and other special days. Mom would make up a great batch and I make it exactly how she made it - with tons and tons of wondrous sugar and I give no thought or excuse for it. :) We don't have it that often, so it's not going to matter - I love it.


rosaria said...

You are richer than you know. Good friends are worth their weight in gold.

Bridgette said...

You were in South Tennessee and didn't tell me? I live in North Alabama! You could have drove a bit farther (depending on where you were) and visited me. Just kidding. I am glad you enjoyed your trip! Love ya!

Mary said...

Oh Janet, loved reading your blog today. My bestie lives about 15 minutes away, we see each other every Sunday at church, she's married to my pastor, but don't often enough seem to have that time where we can just be with each other, with no time constraints, no urgent pressing needs to be met. We got to do that Monday, a joyous three hours spent sitting in a beautiful park just talking, no phones, no kids, no hubbies, just us. It was amazing.
Thanks for sharing!!

Lori ann said...

you are a sweet and beautiful soul too, inside and out. SO glad you had a great time!

Vanna said...

I love the pictures cousin. I need a good vacation like that.

Julie Harward said...

Looks like you are having fun...and I would gently slide that hammock into my yard, bet they wouldn't even notice! LOL

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow. YOu did experience angelic intervention (just read your post from 2008). And look at your now, mentioning delicious cupcakes and looking absolutely fabulous. You are very mighty, Janis. I salute you!!