Mentha x piperita subsp.citrata ‘chocolate’
I bought my first mini-me-computer the other day or new smartphone that has all the widgets my laptop has, but in mini size. A fascinating tool! I do not play computer games or need to be connected to Wi-Fi every second, but I did need one when I was away from my home computer + had to get some work done. We waited for many years to upgrade to wait for the right time. We bought it used,shoot; we carried a “bag phone” until the cell phones became affordable for everyone. I can remember pulling out that bag phone in its black case and hooking it up to my car as I dialed home to my husband. I loved the faces on others around me as they watched and wondered what the heck that phone in a bag was in my car. Priceless their faces! We kept that bag phone because it worked, and the cell phone plans were just too high in the early years. We sipped our tea and waited.
It was not easy for me to give up my “dumb phone” for it has been a useful tool for many years. I have watched everyone around me with new phones, but we waited until it was “right” for us, and the time was right this past weekend. My razor phone broke last year, and I was using another dumb phone which worked fine until some pieces broke off a month ago. I still waited and sipped my tea…
The new smartphones this year are now mini-computers and they will allow me to do the work I need on them and finally they are filled with useful tools. I did not need a new phone for games or fancy apps, I do not need to be entertained while I stand in line, or wait for an appointment. I enjoy talking to people and do not need to check my e-mail or social media every 10 seconds.I needed one that would help me get my work done that I do when I am away from my home computer. It also had to be at the right price, and until that happened, I waited and sipped my tea.
A month ago, as I was sipping my herbal tea and paying bills on-line, I noticed, I was no longer saving much money with my dumb phone!I was only paying $10.00 less for my dumb phone vs. the new smart phone/mini-computer. How did that slip by me!
The technology finally caught up to what I needed it for, and now the time was “right” to sack my dumb phone just like my bag phone year ago.My dumb phone needed to be put to rest. I had sipped my tea long enough + it was time to make a move. It only added 20.00 dollars to my bill a month. Something I could afford since my mini-computer ( aka smart phone) had a larger screen, and WiFi is everywhere so data use would not be a problem!
My work is around dirt + a bit wet so having a phone a little more protective to these elements is a plus! Now the cell phone is an easy thing to upgrade but when you look at a car that is another story. I believe, I will be sipping my lovely mint chocolate herbal tea a long time! We fixed our 98 truck this summer that helps my husband + I get our jobs done. Well, our old cars run well + we don’t need them to turn into a boat and cross water or talk to us, which means, I will sip my tea and wait. Now if they eventually spread wings and fly + are affordable….
….then I will no longer sip my tea and wait ,,,I will UPGRADE!!!!
The Plant to share!
If you have a neighbor that grows this, or, you can find this lovely plant it is worth growing in your garden. It is not grown from seed. You need a plant or a clump from another gardener. It makes great herbal cold and hot tea. We are enjoying it now that the weather is getting cold outside as a hot tea. During the summer, I make a pitcher of cold chocolate mint tea all the time. It is refreshing. It also is wonderful to add to recipes. I use this chocolate mint in cookies-YUM!