Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 10 - Cozy Wozy!

Oh man, I always love getting to Day 10.  Leaving those lame single digits behind. :) It gives me a real sense of accomplishment. Reminds me that, yes, despite the fact I can't drink wine, life goes on.

I discovered a great new tisane (the post-graduate term for herbal tea) today. I'm out of my regular routine because I'm out of the old neighborhood, so I can't just quickly rely on all my old favorite substitutes for vino anymore.

I just ran out of my regular Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger yesterday. I have a cup of it every morning, steeped with Herbaria Milk Thistle tea (milk thistle is very mild, so the flavors work well together). This routine is especially important during a drinking cycle because ginger fights inflammation caused by alcohol and milk thistle is very healing for the liver.

But because I'm not drinking, I'm not very worried about getting my ginger every morning, so I decided to try something new - Bigelowe's Cranberry Apple. I had it with about a teaspoon of honey, maybe a titch more. It was soooo delicious, especially after a long walk on a chilly autumn day like today. It made me feel - as my niece says - cozy wozy. ;)

Eighteen days left to go!!