I thought one of the hardest parts of being pregnant would be cutting out the wine. Surprisingly I made it nine months without a strong craving, and now that I can have a drink or two again, I still haven't got my appetite for wine back... which shocks none more than me, let me tell you. This is probably because I know subconsciously that one glass of wine would just make me so sleepy... something I can't really afford right now. This, coupled with the fact that as soon as I start breastfeeding I'm parched beyond belief, and wine isn't the thirst quenching type of beverage I usually have in mind. If I sit down to feed June without putting a glass of water or something beside me, I could just kick myself because there really isn't anything worse then being thirsty and not being able to quench it (#privilege).
One of my sweetest friends brought us some groceries just after June was born, including the best "organic black iced tea with Meyer lemons." She seriously got me addicted to the stuff. I could easily down a glass like it's water. So I tried re-creating the recipe and of course it's no where near as perfect as this Mecca of ice-tea, but it's a good substitute. I'm sure you all have a recipe for sweet tea, mine includes lemons and honey, in case you were interested ;)
On the topic of beverages, I have a pinterest board of only drinks and it's one of my favourite and least referenced of all my boards. I think I'd like to make my way through a recipe or two before the summer's over. I don't know if it's the new addition in the house but I have a huge desire to make things and experiment and get out there and live the best life. I'm not sure how that relates to sweet tea or pinterest ideas but it's been something that's been on my mind as of late and since we're having a drink, I'd thought I'd share it :)