Today was the first day I have been able to sleep in for a bit and not wake up still sick in about two weeks. Lucky me it was also the day where I had no particular place to rush off to.
I heard a muffled voice coming from a certain shipping tube and went to investigate. Madeline had traveled with me to the a couple of Stitchers' Guild meetings and she had not made it back out of her "traveling pod." She quite likes her pod since it keeps her from being injured while in transit and it much warmer to and from the car.
Once I opened the lid I asked her to please repeat what she had said. "Today would be the perfect day for you to indulge in a real cuppa with the treats from Wendiekins. It's horribly icy outside and really you've just got housework and packing, so you really ought to relax for a bit. Besides you've been ill and need to rest."
Now I'm not one to question a witch-in-training on how she knows it's icy outside when she's been in her pod for a few days. I know better. Even though she's not a full witch yet, she's got talents or else Ezzie would have never invited her cousin to come train with her as an apprentice.
I reflected for a moment on my skating trip to and from the mailbox, decided perhaps Maddie was correct, and took my new teapot out of its box.
And since my mother taught me manners I prepared a place for Maddie to join me while the water was boiling and the milk was warming.
I pulled a desk and chair out of the Big Dollhouse, dug out a teapot that is nearly the same color as mine, and put everything in the random Halloween bag I put together for fun last year. Ezzie's cat decided he would come investigate since it was more interesting that sleeping in the storage box. And as luck would have it I hadn't packed the tea tray from Wendie so Maddie could enjoy an éclair.
So here we sit, enjoying our tea and treats and Maddie say, "I told you so."
We will get back to packing when we're done.