Don’t worry I haven’t stopped drinking tea the rumors are false. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine a world where I wasn’t drinking tea that would be the stuff of nightmares. Instead, I have been making some major changes in my life and dealing with some major unexpected things as well.
Mid-March we were faced with a grave situation regarding my eldest child. She was diagnosed with Renal Failure. It was a huge surprise. There was talk of biopsy, dialysis, and possible transplant. It was a nightmare and still is in a sense. She is doing much better now. She the strongest sever year old I have ever known. We still need get her checked annually for the rest of her life but for now we feel pretty confident that we averted catastrophe. In the meantime we are still dealing with other medical issues with my little girl but we are happy the kidney issue seems to be at bay. I won’t go into it in detail but lets just say this mom freaks out at the possibility of anything that may be wrong with her health these days. It is a stressful job being a parent but still very much worth it.
Good news, my little near seven-month-old baby boy is doing well. He is huge! He is tall, heavy, and has the cutest big head. Though he is proportionate and insanely sweet and adorable he is breaking his Mama’s back. He has two of his bottom teeth coming in. Funny so does my daughter, though hers are the permanent teeth of course.
As for family news we bit the bullet and bought a new car. I was so happy not having a car payment for so long but it was worth doing in this case. We got ourselves a 2014 Chevy Volt. That’s right we are now an electric family and LOVE it! Saving gas money and helping the Earth never felt so good.
With all of that said, personally I have been having a heck of a time managing my diabetes. After having my son, my body took turn for the worse. I have been fighting the uphill battle for almost two decades. Sometimes doing great and other times worse. Right now it’s the later.
With so much happening these past two months there have been days I haven’t been able to enjoy a single cup of hot tea. Yes, I still have my Ito En Oi Ocha Dark in hand; I haven’t completely lost my mind. Still, think about the obscene amount of tea I have in my possession and not drinking it. I shutter every time I think about it. Though, I will say on the days I do have the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a proper cup I always ask myself why I don’t make more time to do it everyday. It is still by far the most relaxing and mind calming elixir I have ever had.
The point of all this is that I am sorry I have been absent. I hope you can forgive me and to say don’t worry I’ll be back in full force as soon as I can. I won’t be able to make World Tea Expo this year and hope by next year things will be better so I can be there.
That and I have some rather BIG News! I will share it with you in my next blog post. It is far too big for this one.