Saturday, January 6, 2007

Oh, the Irony

Maureen says:
Tom's come down with a cold. Ironically, he was exposed to the germs at the Health Department. I've taken approximately 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C today in addition to washing my hands something like fifty times to minimize my risk to exposure.

"How bad do you feel?" I asked him this morning.

"Bad," he said, stifling a cough.

But not bad enough to take to bed or stay at home. And even if he were feeling that bad, appointments in Massachusetts meant I wasn't going to be around to force him to rest (not that that would have done any good).

Fortunately, culling through china and other tabletop-wares catalogues takes little effort. Tom's gone through them all, marking the items he likes with Post-It notes. Now, after what seems like a long day with little finished work to show for it, it's my job to narrow the final candidates by removing the Post-Its from the pages with items I don't like.

Right after I disinfect them.

On another note, being that I'm a prolific tea drinker, Tom's tasked me with tea selections for the menu. I know which brands I favor and there's one in particular that I'm leaning toward, but I'd love to hear what teas are your favorites. Leave your thoughts in the comments section or email them to me at


Diva E said...

Anything by Stash. If you want a "pros" opinion, ask Christine Piper since she's five years into working at two specialty tea shops. The newest one,

Annette said...

Numi Tea- fair trade, organic
Iced tea- Citrus Black, Minty Green
Hot tea- Rainforest Green (mate lemon myrtle green tea), Gen Mai Cha (toasted rice green)
Herbal Teasan- Sweet African Red (green roobios),Dry Desert Lime (lime)

Maureen said...

Thanks for the suggestions posted here and sent via email. Catalogues and samples are on their way from various suppliers (all fair trade supportive, all organic).