Thursdays are not running days, and frankly, I look forward to them with all my lazy heart. Running is a huge part of my life, but it is sort of like washing my hair: necessary but not necessarily fun. There are many mornings when I look for any excuse to stay home, and many days I actually find that excuse. Today, however, needing no excuse because it is not a running day, here I set, still in my robe and socks, poking about on the computer and making the first hot chocolate of the season. All with no guilt! Isn't that awesome? I collect hot chocolate, so today it is Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate, from the British section of my local supermarket, and in honor of all things British, especially my pal Dawn, who I'm thinking of today. I have no idea if actual British people even like Cadbury's or if it is considered a tourist export for us poor Anglophiles. Regardless, I like it. It is a nice round-tasting hot chocolate and it doesn't get bitter if you add more mix to your milk. There is just enough of a perfect Autumn chill in the air today to make the creamy warmth taste just right, all while sending a chocolately glow to my chilly fingers and toes and making me feel cozy and cheerful.
May you have a Hot Chocolate Morning soon and enjoy the change of the seasons!