New times with old friends…

Today started off with a glorious reunion with an old friend.  I had been anticipating it all last night, and was way too excited to just hurry up and rush out of bed!  I get attached quickly, so when I am separated for long(ish) amounts of time, I start to get a little anxious and antsy!  Today was the day and I was totally like a kid on Christmas morning…

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Hello my lovely, long lost, overnight oats!!  I have missed you, thought about you and drooled about you for about 2 months!!!  So glad to see you again!  My yummy oats (minus the chia seeds, those are being shipped as we speak), with some homemade granola, and sliced banana!  I got to enjoy these on my sunny front balcony this morning as the boys were still sleeping!

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I did have one new addition this time around ~ Organic Agave Nectar…I was never able to get it before, and I found it in the store this week.  I may or may not have jumped and screamed a bit with excitement when I saw it in the store!  That was mixed in this morning before the toppings…nice, sweet and light!

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Nothing can go as well with my loyal oats as my equally loyal (yet sometimes forgotten) green tea….in my Korean tea set!  I got this set after my first temple stay with Dok Jin-Sunim one chilly January weekend.  We had a tea service in his living area while he spoke to me about the losses I had faced (miscarriages) and how to re-connect with, and trust my body again.  He taught me about being the creator of all things in my life and also how to slowly re-train my  mind to become slower, more calm, and more patient.  

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I get away from this way too often; however, every time I whip out my tea set, I think of that time and our few visits together and it helps me slow it all down…even if just for a little while!  So what time could be better for that reminder than a gorgeous morning on my balcony, with my oats and daily journal? 

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Besides, it is always nice to reminisce of times past while in a new place!  I find it very comforting to drink my tea and know that I have enjoyed this tea set in Korea, Japan, and now Germany!  Oh the stories this tea set will be able to tell…like how James and I used to have evening tea ceremony together when he was two years old…

Some things never get old!

What old things feel new again after you have not seen/used them for a while?  What old things always help you tell new stories, or help bring comfort to new situations?

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2 responses to “New times with old friends…

  1. My skinny jeans that I can finally fit my big butt into…those feel pretty new…and certainly haven’t been used in a while 🙂

    • Girl, that butt is the envy of MANY a woman!!! Do you know what work I put in just to look as if I HAVE a butt?? 🙂 Bring the butt, the skinny jeans and hurry up and come visit 🙂

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