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Apr. 1st, 2009 | 05:21 pm
mood: amusedamused


A year ago, when I had to be up early for work every morning, Sam got into the habit of making me tea to help me wake up. This is awesome on many levels, starting with it helps me get up at a reasonable hour (especially important when the demands of work were dragging me out of bed on little sleep and under lots of stress that only made my body want to sleep more). That and I thought then (and still think now) that it's a nice way of making me feel taken care of.

Then we moved in together and he has to get up for work somewhere on the order of hours earlier than I do and while I would still appreciate the thought of a steaming mug of tea, I think I'd prefer sleeping to actually getting up on his schedule just to drink some tea.

So, we have a new way of making this work for us. It took a while to get there, but the rhythm seems to have settled on his leaving my thermos (which, I might add is adorably decorated to look like a penguin who we have proceeded to name Chester) filled with warm tea on my desk... or in my backpack on days like today with a little sticky note attached about what sort of tea he happens to be carrying. The notes make me smile every time I read them. As does the personality Chester seems to be developing day by day.

I am glad for the playfulness that seems to have reinserted itself into our relationship recently. (For other things too, of course, but play is not always so easy to find and very very important to me).

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nikki

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from: daysprings
date: Apr. 2nd, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
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That's just lovely, Liz. :)

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Liz

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from: stellae
date: Apr. 2nd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
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My favorite days are the ones where Chester is carrying chestnut tea... coz, you know, Chester chooses chestnuts, cheddar cheese and chewy chives...

I am the world's biggest dork.

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Sam

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from: edge_of_within
date: Apr. 2nd, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
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Totally awesome.

<3

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jillB

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from: jilflirt
date: Apr. 2nd, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
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I'm going to make Dave read this entry. :P Just kidding -- our lives are a bit hectic for tea breaks, but it is such a lovely little ritual. I can see how it would brighten your day.

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guardmisfit

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from: guardmisfit
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
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This made me smile. =)

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