Yesterday it rained all day long. And the low last night was higher than today's high was expected to be. We awoke with temperatures in the low 50's and it didn't rise above 56°. Considering that yesterday's high was 83°, that's COLD!!!
We did math, then headed out to an ice skating rink where a homeschooling friend of ours was celebrating her youngest child's "Gotcha" day. They adopted E. from Romania and decided this year to celebrate the anniversary of his arrival to their family with an ice skating party, the proceeds of which will go to a Romanian orphanage. There was a lot of fun and food, but it was COLD in that place!!! And going outside was no relief!
After skating, Morgan had cheer practice. On the way home we ran a couple of errands and Steve and Joshua graciously took horse duty for us this evening. Supper was left-over Chinese food. BUT....we had freshly brewed iced tea.
Someone asked in my comments how I make my iced tea and so, in celebration of this icy Louisiana day, I'll post the recipe for this favorite icy Southern beverage.
Louisiana Sweet Iced Tea
Start with cold tap water. Bring it to a boil. It's more cheerful if you use a colorful kettle.
I like Luzianne decaffeinated teabags. I use four family size bags to make a gallon of tea.
Remove the boiling kettle from the burner. Add the teabags and cover, letting the tea steep for a minimum of 10-15 minutes.
Add two cups of sugar. This is SWEET iced tea, remember?
Add the warm tea and finish filling the pitcher with cold water.
Add ice. I prefer crushed, but Steve says cubed is best. I'm right, of course.
I'll also add a slice of lemon or lime. Steve says no lime or lemon, thank you. I'm right, of course.
Tonight felt like a "lime" night. Add a good book and enjoy!
Now I'm COLD. So I'm off to make Peppermint Cocoa and get into my snuggly fleece jammies.