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Winter… Finally…

Winter has finally come to the high country and it has been snowing on and off for four days now, which is nice. The down side to this is that I still have to drive to and from Aurora and the snow makes the trip kinda stressful in a slip-slide sorta way.

I've been off work since Thursday for the holiday, which is nice. It was looking like I was going to be working yet another company holiday but things changed for the better Wednesday… Now I get to pay the price though and try to do four days of work in two.

The house here at Ravenwood stays nice and warm, depending on who you talk to, even with the blowing snow outside. I've been perfectly happy to spend my days off in my recliner with a blanket over my legs and a nice cup of tea – my roommates on the other hand aren't faring so well and alternately stoke the firebox to the point it gets a hundred degrees in the house or wander about half naked griping about the cold.

Speaking of tea, I made a big batch of “Russian Tea” that I've been thoroughly enjoying. For those that don't know, this tea is made with the following, though you should adjust for quantity/taste:

  • 1 cup of instant tea
  • 2 cups of Tang powder
  • 1 cup of Country Time lemonade
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

This is truely good for what ails you as it is warm and has about a thousand times the vitamin 'C' you need in a day. My mother used to make a batch of this every winter for the inevitable sore throats and runny noses.