A favorite pastime of mine is to sit and catch up with friends over a cup of tea. This pastime seems to be fading for me though and perhaps for others as well, as life's business keeps creeping in. I remember when the kids were very young how desperate I was for fellowship, arranging play dates when ever I could. As the kids got more independent I had the luxury of making actual lunch dates to catch up with friends. However now it seems like I can barely "squeeze" in a cup of tea. There was and still is something special about sitting together and glimpsing into each others' lives and kitchens. Sharing the good, the bad and the ugly. When I read the other 365 bloggers I sometimes feel as if I did just have tea with them. Glimpsing in at trials, triumphs, thoughts, journeys and memories. It is not to replace the face to face but as a friend said to me today by reading these blogs, she has been encouraged and is wanting to join in. Let us not grow weary then and continue to share this tea.