Sunday Before Christmas

It’s Sunday night and I’m having a cup of tea of sorts. Well, not so much a cup of a tea, more a herbal infusion, whatever that means. And even though it’s called a “herbal” infusion I’m sure it can’t be all that healthy. I mean, it tastes so good, it couldn’t possibly be healthy.

Five months ago I was on the other side of the world having a wonderful time, blogging about my adventure. And here I am on a Sunday night, blogging about a cup of tea. It’s tragic, eh?

Though this particular one does remind me of Sweden, as it’s a combination of Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry. I never really “got” the cranberry thing until I went to Sweden this year, and there they have it with just about everything including meatballs. And now I’m hooked.

After an early morning call to go to the hospital – Colin is still having some problems, but they seem to have sorted it out now – I haven’t done all that much today.

I stayed up far too late last night listening to music. Yeah you gussed it, lots of Swedish pop. Alcazar, Magnus Carlsson, Shirley Clamp and Robyn to name but a few. And so I ended up having an early afternoon nap.

And I’ve been working on my “Year In Review” post for December 31, something I’ve been doing every year since I started this blog in 2002. So far, it’s been a real pleasure to work on, as I feel I’ve actually made some progress on my life this year.

Last year I wrote about how much I was looking forward to 2008…

As I sit down to write this “year in review”, I’m conscious that I’m more interested in what’s ahead in 2008 than what occured in 2007. Not that it was a bad year in my life, it’s just that I’m approaching 2008 with a great deal more excitement than I approached 2007

Ironically, I’m feeling much better about life, much happier about myself than I was this time a year ago. There were some “dark times” along the way, but at least I had the travel goal which got me through.

As I’ve been working on this year’s post I’m conscious that, at the moment I have no great goal in mind for the next year. I have something in mind for the year after, but next year remains a little uncertain for me. I suspect there might be a few changes for me at work, and something for the better. But yes, no great plan.

Maybe the cup of tea and a good long walk before dinner tonight will help with inspiration?

Or maybe that’s just the way life is…

Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry herbal infusion
Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry herbal infusion

Author: James O'Brien

Born / Currently : Lismore / Widjabul Wia-Bal - Bundjalung Live : Sydney / Gadigal - Eora Also : Brisbane, Bourke, Renmark, Wagga, Perth Pronouns : He/him/his.

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  1. I utterly adore those cranberry, raspberry and strawberry infusions, I have a drawer full of them and drink at least 4 cups a day at work (can’t drink proper tea and coffee makes me too wired) and am constantly being asked what I’m drinking because it smells so heavenly.

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