Cold and Cozy

Yesterday, the temperature dropped forty degrees, leaving us at forty degrees. It’s gray and windy and the perfect day to cozy up with a hot cup of tea—my first of the season! I’m still trying to use up all of the tea I currently have, but my willpower is weakening as the supply dwindles. If Harney & Sons does a Black Friday sale, I’ll be in trouble.

Today’s pot is a chai blend heavy on the cardamom and cinnamon. Its warm spiciness is a perfect foil for the weather.

Of course, by the weekend it’s going to be back in the eighties, so this is a very brief glimpse of winter. :)

Mr. M and I started playing Diablo IV again. The second season is here, and it brought a lot of small quality of life changes that make the game fun again instead of tedious. Of course, we’re still leveling and just made it to world tier three, so we’ll see if it holds through the end game grind.

We also have Baldur’s Gate 3 to finish and Starfield to start, so we’re not exactly hurting for things to do. I’ve been so braindead lately that even playing games was too much. I started watching King the Land, a kdrama where a rich, entitled (incredibly gorgeous) boss grows a heart for one of his (also gorgeous) employees. So problematic IRL, but so delicious in fiction.

I think I’m on like episode thirteen or so, but then things got tense, and I could see the bleak moment coming, so I’ve avoided watching the last few episodes for like two weeks. That’s where my brain is right now. 🙈

I really need to get some writing done this week, because it’s very nearly November. I briefly considered trying to do NaNoWriMo before coming to my senses and backing away slowly. But if you’re participating, let me know and I’ll cheer you on!

5 thoughts on “Cold and Cozy”

  1. Mornin’ Jessie. If you haven’t checked them out already, you should try Tealyra teas. I found them when needed a new tea. I had to back down on the “spiciness” on my Chai’s (due health issues), but I didn’t want to give it altogether. I found their Coconut Vanilla Chai with Rooibos, and it is awesome! It gives me my chai spices I love, but is smoother (probably due to the vanilla & coconut). They have lots of other teas available.

  2. Chai sounds excellent on a chilly day up here in the Boston area! Well, on most days actually. This NaNoWriMo I’m casting aside my long-suffering first attempt in favor of writing the New Shiny, which feels like it’ll be a lot of fun. Wise – who knows? But doable along with everything else going on and minimal brainpower – yes. Almost certainly. Fairly positive…
    Should be fun anyway!

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