I’ve picked up a liking for flavored teas in the afternoon. They are almost like a sweet snack. Three of my recent favorites are: Celestial Seasonings India Chai Spice; Cinnamon Apple Spice; and English Toffee. I’ve also been adding a little bit of soy creamer. This new found tea habit should work out well on cold winter afternoons. I had the Chai Spice today.
A few bits and bobs of interest. Today NPR was discussing the drop in oil prices will force a reduction in the production of oil in order to increase the prices again. Apparently, Americans have been driving less miles. This is an absolute no win situation! If the prices fluctuate, as they have been doing, this curtails oil exploration and research which somehow leads to increased oil prices in the long term. Give up yet?!!!!
Another interesting point, however this is regarding Vitamin D, there is an increase in rickets among our youth. Apparently due to the lack of Vit. D in the diet. Children who are breast fed for a longer period of time need to supplement because there isn’t enough of the vitamin in breast milk. Now don’t ignore this just because you are too old for breast feeding…This is seen mainly in darker skinned children and in the N.E. due to 1. darker skin does not absorb sunlight as readily as fair skin and 2. less sunlight in the N.E. Vitamin D aides in the absorption of Calcium for stronger bones. So, young and old alike… Take Your Vitamins! *Fatty fish (e.g. salmon) has approx. 400mg of Vit. D.
Now it’s finally Friday and Happy Hour at the Ayoub Inn. Lets celebrate with the other happy people in Upstate NY on this cool, but sunny day:
These are some happy campers!
Now let the festivities begin!