It’ll make you feel better, they said.
So this morning, my BFF and I hit the road and drove through this sort of landscape —
(note: these are NOT my own photos — I was driving, so I couldn’t take photos at the same time; these do depict places along the way and the sort of landscape to the right and left of the freeway, however)
… for our twice (or so) annual trip to our favorite tea and spice store in Frankfurt, which we discovered when I was living down there in the early 2000s.
A few hours later, we returned home, laden with goodies (and these are my own photos now):
… among which was also, as it turned out, one part of my birthday gift for my friend this year (her birthday is in 2 weeks). When I saw this tin:
… I just had to get it for my friend — I had folks at the store fill it with assorted spices and spice mixes that I know she likes (all of them, the store’s own blends / recipes):
… and I’m going to add another few little somethings from somewhere else, and that’ll be one gift all set and ready to be given!