I'm treating myself to an extravagantly leisurely (read: "lazy") afternoon today, sipping an equally luxurious cup of Yunnan Gold, with shorts on, feet up and windows wide open. For the past six months, most of my time has been spent aiding and abetting in wedding plans for my son and now daughter-in-law. Next feature story will be ALL about the nuptials (and, so as not to hold you in suspense, it was beautiful!), but this weekend is devoted to getting caught up with all things that have been set aside for awhile.
It's actually rather fitting that I'm going back a month to Mother's Day. Now that I'm both a mother and a mother-in-law, it seems most appropriate to take a short trip back to the day that honors all moms. In the midst of the wedding preparation flurry, my son, Matt (aka "best man"), phoned me the day before Mother's Day as I was helping my other son, Rob, (aka "groom"), cut brush and trim trees on our property up north (aka, site of the wedding reception and ceremony) to suggest we go out to tea on the following Sunday afternoon.
I suggested the Goldfish Tea Room in Royal Oak. It had been awhile since I last stopped in this tea room (see BTS blog story, March 2, 2008) and I was anxious to go back for a visit. Their tea is wonderful and I knew Matt, and my daughter, Rachel (aka, "bridesmaid" - - and, okay, okay, not more "aka"), who joined us, would find this a pretty hip place to hang out. And, indeed, they did.
Goldfish Tea Room is a great place to sample excellent teas and spend a relaxing hour or two. Again, Barb's TEA Shop gives this tea room two gloved thumbs up! Hope you treat yourself to a little R & R this weekend, too.
Yours in tea and friendship, Barb