Some days it is easier to look on the bright side, find the joy, and create it when it cannot be found. Other days, a quick "Thank you, next' and beverage seem to do the trick. And when you combine both, its just plain magic. So basically I am saying, try this Autumn Mule, you won't be disappointed. And before you say you don't like mules, there are a LOT of options with this one, mule or no mule, spiked or not spiked, hot or cold, and we may have tried it all of these ways on a few different occasions. (I am calling that research.)
You'll need to make the cider first. Note that this is meant to be more of a concentrated cider, and you can drink it hot, make it into a toddy, or serve over ice. For this you'll need the following...
Assembly time! We personally enjoy an Irish mule, so we used traditional ingredients like our favorite ginger beer and bourbon whiskey...but, you can omit the bourbon, substitute your favorites, or just use sparkling water to make a non-alcoholic version.
Easy, oh-so-yummy, and super versatile! It's like apple pie in a drink, a little dangerous because its just that good, and a bonus...your house will smell like you have been baking all day long. Let me know if you try this one (or how many you enjoyed once you do!).
Stay, In The Moment...
Inconsistency...waiting for the other shoe to drop...perching on the edge of our seats...describes pretty much how I am operating on the daily this year. Running a small business amid this chaos is akin to jumping in the deep end of the pool where a shark is circling. Add in homeschooling 3 kids who just want to experience normal which is like herding cats through a minefield of catnip and caged mice. Ok, ok, that may be exaggerating a little, but it also mildly covers the everyday activities of a Monday in our house.
And if you have noticed this little piece of the 'interweb' that holds my blog, that too has been inconsistent at best as those posts and writings get juggled from list to list and put off to the very bottom of what seems like a never ending log of things yet to be accomplished. Between all the conversations I have had with friends near and far, most all of you are feeling that crunch, that uncertainty, and the pressures that are somehow different and more numerous than ever before. How did we get to a slowdown that made us so unbelievably busy?
Like many of you, I have taken on so much extra while simultaneously letting go of so much excess. And we are still sitting on the edge of our seats, wondering what will be next, and making small and big changes that make sense for this new, and hopefully short-lived season of life. So you may be seeing a few changes here...so we need to know, what are you sitting on the edge of your seat for? What makes you click that 'read' button? What do you want to see in the future?
Tell us more...
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Until next time, I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat and trying to
Stay...In The Moment,
Jennifer Kalista is the face behind In The Moment Restorations offering everything from the likes of design services and paint color recommendations, to custom furniture restoration and handpicked home decor, lifestyle goods, apparel and more.