Virtual Coffee Tuesday

Is it really Tuesday?  I keep thinking it's Friday, but thus is the life of a shift workers wife.  One day I will actually know what day it is without the aid of my calendar or my iPhone!  I am so glad you could stop by for coffee with me today.

The first thing you will notice is that I'm not drinking coffee.  I feel a bit of a sham attending Virtual Coffee Tuesday with tea in hand but it's sooooo good!  Today I'm drinking Sweet Orange Spice by Tea Forte which was a gift from a dear friend.  I hadn't heard of this brand before (amazing I know), but I love everything about it.  The taste is smooth and look at the little pyramid style tea bags in the picture above, so cute!  What can I say, I've fallen in love again!

You will also notice the sound of a Vick's Nyquil commercial coming from the other room even though the television isn't on.  Unfortunately my little guys have been attacked by the late winter virus season.  It was bound to happen really, as every single oxygen breathing individual we meet seems to be drowning in their own head while coughing up their internal air balloons.  Ah well, this too shall pass (and a few little treats will bring on a smile or two).

I've had a busy week by my standards as hubby was home and it seemed we were always on the run.  I had the pleasure of meeting up with my book club for our late Christmas gathering and it was a blast (this is where I acquired the lovely tea).  We get together for Christmas, for a restaurant festival in the summer (where you get samples of dishes from over 20 restaurants while you walk around outdoors listening to live entertainment) and a few other times for pizza and such.  Of course we still see each other for tea or shopping individually, but these are our main group gatherings each year.  

The people are fantastic, all endearing and interesting in their own way. I honestly couldn't say enough good things about this fine group.  It's such a treat to relax with good friends, good food, a glass of wine and discuss everything / anything that strikes our fancy.  Our conversations are so diverse with literature, politics, history, humor, travel and everything else in between.  Our meetings energize me and remind me that even though I am a SAHM who is submersed in the mothering realm I am also a cerebral being. Sometimes I need that little reminder because it's all to easy to forget about that part of myself.   Did I mention that our gatherings often result in some fantabulous recipes as well?  I am eagerly awaiting the recipe for curried beef pockets that we had this time, and I was told they were actually done with buffalo.  DELICIOUS!

Aside from that, I am trying to get organized for my son's birthday which is a task in itself.  He wants to do laser tag, so off I go to get a price list and make invitations.  Tonight I will decide on the date and he can decide on the guest list if he's feeling up to it.  Hopefully I will get a chance to finish watching Downton Abbey uninterrupted before Friday.  I have been trying to watch it for weeks but something always seems to come up.  Funny the same thing happens when I want to read a good book, unless I am page turning after the kiddos are in bed.

Anyway, I hope you've had a great week and if you have time to share your own Virtual Coffee, meet me at:


I would love to hear all about it!

Have A Great Day!
 God Bless!
31 Responses
  1. I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

  2. Karen Says:

    Lovely Blog! glad I found you through the Blog Hop... Hoping you'll stop by and follow me back!

    Check out my giveaway now until Friday.

  3. Ott, A. Says:

    Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte. I am happy to return the follow as you've got a great blog here. I've been debating switching from coffee to tea. Somedays it taste better than others.

  4. Thanks for the follow. I'm following. Great blog

  5. Karen Says:

    Thanks for the follow and comment... Hoping the follow registered this time:)

  6. The Chick Says:

    Yep you are here, thanks so much for coming by!

  7. Tina Says:

    Hi there - just became follower 84found you via follow me back tuesday.

    Please follow me back - at

    p.s. great blog

  8. Yenta Mary Says:

    Thanks so much for coming to visit me! Returning the follow ... :)

  9. Lesley Says:

    Lol....gotta love comments that are totally unrelated to the post, huh? That's blog hoppin for ya!

    I want the recipe once you've got it. Lesley loves her some curry. On Valentine's Day I ordered curried lamb and curried wild rice. I stunk dude...but it was so worth it!

  10. The Chick Says:

    I will not only send you the recipe, I will make it and post a step by step here :)

  11. New follower from Welsome Wednesday. Hope you will follow me too

  12. Loree Says:

    So glad I found you on the blog hop! Follow me back at when you have time, I'd love to have you stop by! Have a great day!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and follow back when you have a chance. You can also add your blog to our Blog Hop! Have a Sweet Week.

  14. cute blog. new follower, please follow back :)

  15. Hello from your newest follower. Popping over from Thirsty Thursday bloghop. If you get a moment please visit my blog

  16. BK Says:

    Tea still looks good :). New follower :).


  17. Kristina Says:

    I love your blog design! Following from Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop. You can follow back at :)

  18. Mika Says:

    Adorable blog! I'm going to have
    to try that tea.
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at

  19. doreen Says:

    Really I am following from Tag Back Tuesday so I do not feel so bad because you do not know what day it is either. I love your neat and organized...

  20. christi Says:

    quick healing to your little one!

    visiting from lucky number 31 for coffee! i do tea on tuesdays, stop by and join in sometime!

  21. Xenia Says:

    Just letting you know that One Busy Chick has been randomly chosen to be featured on Friendly Friday tonight - congrats! :)

    If you're interested in having the code for the I've Been Featured button, feel free to let me know. Otherwise, thanks so much for joining us!


  22. Blog hopping and found your blog! Very interesting post! Am now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  23. Following you on the hop; congrats on also being featured. Hope you pop by for a follow. :)

  24. malia Says:

    Hello, I'm your newest follower from Friendly Friday... I'd love for you to consider following me back. xo Malia

  25. How exciting!! I am your 99th Follower!!! Only 1 to go till you reach 100...congrats! I am now following you and would love a follow back at

  26. And here we are to complete the circle of 100 followers:) I am now following you thanks to Friday Follow, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday :) See you there!
    Happy Friday!

  27. New Follower!

  28. Xenia Says:

    So glad to feature you - yay! :)

    I can't seem to find your email address, if you can send me a quick note I'll be happy to forward you the code for the I've Been Featured button!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

  29. Sheila Rae Says:

    I am your newest follower due to the friday blog hops :)
    Would love a follow back.


  30. Gengen Says:

    A new follower from Follow Me Friday. See you.

  31. Hi! Stopping by from a friday hop. Your blog looks great. I love the journal layout!