I’ve noticed lately that I’ve developed a fascination for two things: Tea. And nail polish.
So we’ll start with the tea. Lately – like, during this past couple of months of non-eating – I’ve realized that tea is what’s filling that empty hole in my heart where food used to be.
(Please, don’t worry. I am still eating, promise. But it’s just not as fun when it’s things like vegetables and low-fat everything.)
Most days, I have a cup of tea mid-morning (where my bag of trail mix or pudding cup or cheese & crackers or chocolate-covered granola bar used to be). I’ve come to look forward to it. A nice, big steaming mug of Orange Pekoe with a packet of sweetner and a drop of milk. Mmmmm. It’s like the little morning break I just need, but I no longer have to have a snack to go with it. Just the tea.
And lately, I’ve started “branching out”. Last week while at the grocery store, I stood in front of the tea options for a good five minutes, choosing some different herbals that I’d never tested out. I ended up selecting Chamomile and Green with a hint of honey-lemon.
It occurred to me after leaving the store that I used to spend that kind of time in front of the chips. Now it’s tea. I’m a tea-fiend. Tea-aholic. Tea-obsessed.
I’ve been sipping an herbal in the evenings while I watch TV or read, after exercising, to wind me down. It’s so odd to think that not that long ago, there was no exercise. Just long evenings of watching TV or movies and stuffing my face with Ruffles and dip. That’s what I used to look forward to.
Now it’s my cup of tea.
Tea has become such a big part of my day that when I saw a friend’s status on Facebook about something called David’s Tea, I stopped and read about it. So many different varieties…so many new kinds to try. And now I’m actually considering ordering tea on-line.
Seriously. What is this world coming to?
OK. So I do realize that this tea phenomenon is not such a big deal. I’m not exactly the first person in the world to discover it. Lots of people are tea-obsessed.
I just never really thought I’d be one of them.
And that’s sort of how I feel about my nail polish obsession too.
The nail polish fascination has been going on for a bit longer than the tea fascination. I’m not much of a girly-girl when it comes to beauty products – I didn’t even start wearing make-up until I was in my early-20’s. (Yes. I know. Sad.) But I’ve tried to keep the ol’ toe nails painted for a long time now, so my collection of nail polishes has grown over recent years.
I rarely bothered with the finger nails because it never seemed to last. My nails are always cut short (for guitar playing), and it ticked me off that I’d go to the effort of painting my nails and a day later, they’d already be chipping. Why bother?
But I love looking down and seeing pretty colours on my nails. And yesterday, when my Luxe Box arrived, I added a whole new nail polish possibility to my collection:
China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in “Platinum Pieces”. SO cool.
Of course, I had to try it immediately. So I put a coat of dark blue nail polish on that I already had, then covered it with the crackle coat…and I must say, it looks pretty cool!
So yes. This has also become a new favourite evening pastime of mine. Painting nails.
It goes along well with sipping tea.
At least I’m no longer obsessing about food, right???
So tell me. What kinds of tea do you love? What colour of nail polishes should I not live without?
Go. Feed the frenzy.