I am such a creature of habit and I love, love, love a ritual. Every night when I go to bed I swear I'm thinking about the two or three cups of hot tea I'll get to make in the morning. I'm probably borderline obsessed with it. I love everything about the tea making ritual. The choosing of one of the three favorite mugs I have, the heating of the water, the steeping of the tea, the addition of rice milk (yes, rice milk), and the first sip...divine.
I have to admit that I have a 2:05 PM ritual, too. It's right after I dismiss my amazing students and my planning period begins. I go to my classroom fridge, get a can of fizzy water and pop that tab. It has such an adult beverage vibe about it...except I haven't had any alcohol in years (yes, years - there are very good reasons for this)...and when I did I certainly never had it out of a can. It's kind of fun to pretend, though, I must say.