Friday, November 23, 2007
The joy of shopping from home
This afternoon, I was sitting in my living room visiting with family members in town for Thanksgiving. The postal carrier drove up, and someone asked if I was expecting a package. "Always," I said. But I knew this one was probably from Marmalady's, and it was. So I am now enjoying a quiet afternoon tea break consisting of a cup of Earl Grey tea and a hot buttered biscuit topped with Earl Grey Jelly. It's delicious, and I can truly taste the Earl Grey tea in the jelly. I ordered a few goodies from Marmalady's as Christmas gifts, but the Earl Grey was for me. Once again, I am more than a little pleased with the service and packaging from this company. I also appreciated the enclosed card which listed suggestions for using the company's products, such as making "Thumbprint cookies" with some of the tea jelly.
It dawns on me that while much of the country was out shopping today, the shopping came to me, and that's how I prefer it. Much as I enjoy the "hunt" for a good bargain, doing so the day after Thanksgiving is just not my cup of tea.
I may have to visit a few stores to finish up my Christmas shopping, but since many of my friends like tea I can do much of my shopping in antique stores and online. Let others fight over 5 a.m. "doorbusters" and parking spaces. I'll take a quiet afternoon spent at home enjoying the delightful flavor of Earl Grey tea.