What's In a Name?

Why did I name my blog "Tea Leaves and Patience"?

When I was thinking about what defines my life right now, I tossed around ideas about being a mother, I thought about sayings that meant something to me, and I thought about what I needed to get through the day at this moment.

I need tea and patience.  In fact, I'm convinced that there is a dose of patience in every cup of tea, because it is remarkable how much better I feel after a cup.

I didn't realize the significance of this name until a few weeks after I started this blog.  I was trying to get all the kids ready in the afternoon and I was cranky.  I said to Prima, "I am so grumpy right now." And she said, "Have some tea, Mom, and you'll feel better."

She was right. :)

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