We have been and still are having snow!
And Baby It's Cold Outside.
Inside we are drinking Hot Spiced Tea.
Here is the Hot Spiced Tea recipe. Some people call this Friendship Tea.
20 oz. Tang Orange Drink Mix
20 oz. Instant Lemonade Powder Mix
19 oz. Instant Tea, we used unsweetened
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Ground Cloves
1 Tablespoon All Spice
Red Hot Candies - as many or as little you desire
Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl. We used a large salad bowl.
Put 2 to 4 teaspoons of Spiced Tea mix into a cup of hot water. Stir well, and allow the Red Hot candies to melt if you used them.
Store mix in any container(s) you have handy. We used canning jars.
If you made this Spiced Tea recipe, drop a comment below and let us know if you liked it or not or if you made any changes to the recipe.
Title: A Dog Named Christmas
Author: Greg Kincaid
Publisher: Convergent Books
Publication Date: 4 November 2008
Print Length: 160 pages
George McCray is the narrator in this story he tells about his twenty-year-old son, Todd, who has a learning disability. Todd loves to paint and he loves animals.
When Todd hears on the radio that the local animal shelter is asking families to foster a pet during the Christmas holiday, he wants to become a foster parent.
Todd's parents agrees he can foster a pet as long as his messy room gets cleaned. They probably thought, like most parents do, that he would pick up a few items and declare it clean. No! Todd went into pristine cleaning mode.
The day came to foster a pet from the animal shelter. Todd stopped at each cage, looking closely at the pets. He asked many questions about the animals before making his decision.
"..., we left the shelter with our new friend. The crisp winter wind caught my breath, but I managed to asked, 'Do you want to name him?'
"Already did,' Todd said to my surprise as he hurried toward the truck.
"I named him 'Christmas.' Todd opened the truck door and Christmas instantly jumped in. Todd climbed in next to the dog and I got in behind the wheel, oddly at ease with this warm furry presence comfortably wedged between my son and me. As I started the ignition, the radio came to life, a Christmas song filling the cold Kansas air.
"I looked at Todd and the dog and said, 'That's a good name. That's a read good name."
There are lessons upon lessons throughout this story.
In 2009 is made into a Hallmark Channel movie.
If you are looking for a feel-good story to share with your family, I suggest you either read this book together or watch the movie.
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I have been extremely busy and see that I failed to post the things I meant to in December.
I hope everyone had a good Holiday Season and spent time celebrating with family and friends.
We have lots of snow and even though the sun is shining today, it is cold outside.