Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The tea blog-a-thon continues..........
This weeks theme is called Liter-tea.
This week we are supposed to share our tea experiences from the perspective of literature by telling a tea story, posting a quote, a poem, or a verse. We can also share with one another some of our favorite tea books, or share how we have used tea in the past to help other people. For further information please go to www.gracioushospitality.blogspot.com/
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Charli and I will be taking a short break until after Easter. We want all of you to know we will be thinking about you....... We hope each, and everyone of you, have a wonderful day! We pray that each of you are blessed this Easter season with all of the things that are most important to you.......
Until we meet again....... God bless you!.......
With warmest regards, Charli and me
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Untouched by Morning-
And untouched by Noon-
Lie the meek members of the Resurrection
Rafter of Satin-and Roof of Stone!
Grand go the years-in the Crescent-above them-
Worlds scoop their Arcs-
Soundless as dots-on a Disc of Snow-
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
My Favorite Tea Cup
This is a picture of my favorite tea cup. I don't think this picture quite captures the beauty of it. It is a fine bone china tea cup and saucer that was made in Staffordshire England. It is so pretty! The basic cup and saucer is an egg shell white, with ribbing throughout, and a gold rim. It has clusters of flowers in yellow and white, with orange centers, and dark green leaves. The inside of the cup, as well as the saucer, has some very delicate lavender flowers with leaves, and in the center of those is the word March written in gold.
The reason I chose it as my favorite tea cup is because of it's sentimental value. It was given to me years ago on my birthday, which is in March, by my daughter-in-law Anne, who I love dearly and consider my daughter, and my son Michael, who I cherish. This is the tea cup and saucer I take to my tea seminars at our local historical village and I have received many lovely compliments on them
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Earlier Charli and I went over to the Polish market in our neighborhood to pick up the butter lambs for Easter Sunday dinner. It's a family tradition we have had as long as I can remember. The lambs come plain, but we always add cloves for the eyes, and wrap a little red ribbon around their neck. They always look so festive on the table. It just wouldn't be Easter without them! One year I was very upset because I couldn't seem to find them. Then I decided to try the Polish market and I have been getting them there ever since. That year my family knew I was looking for them but I forgot to let them know I had found them. Everyone knows how important those little lambs are to me. As our family arrived for Easter dinner, in they would come, holding little butter lambs! No one told me they found them and they didn't tell each other either. All of them wanted to surprise me but the surprise was on all of us! That year we had a total of SEVEN butter lambs. It was a wonderful Easter and I have never felt more blessed, loved or cherished. We talk and laugh about it to this day. Memories and traditions are wonderful things.
Charli and I hope each of you have a beautiful day!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
A penny saved........is a government over site.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
He who hesitates....is probably right.
Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are "XL."
The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take the time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.
Did you ever notice: When you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "theirs?"
Aging: Eventually you will reach the point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Such a commotion under the ground,
When March called, "Ho there! Ho!"
Such spreading of rootlets far and wide,
Such whispering to and fro!
"Are you ready" the Snowdrop asked,
"Tis time to start, you know."
"Almost, my dear!" the Scilla replied,
"I'll follow as soon as you go."
Then "Ha! Ha! Ha!" a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and low,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.
"I'll promise my blossoms," the Crocus said,
"When I hear the blackbird sing."
And straight thereafter Narcissus cried,
"My silver and gold I'll bring."
"And ere they are dulled," another spoke,
"The Hyacinth bells shall ring."
But the Violet only murmured, "I'm here,"
And sweet grew the air of Spring.
O the pretty brave things, thro the coldest days
Imprisoned in walls of brown,
They never lost heart tho the blast shrieked loud,
And the sleet and the hail came down;
But patiently each wrought her wonderful dress,
Or fashioned her beautiful crown,
And now they are coming to lighten the world
Still shadowed by winter's frown.
And well may they cheerily laugh "Ha! Ha!"
In laughter sweet and low,
The millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.
Ralph W. Emerson
I am sending you my flowers to enjoy.... My beautiful splash of spring....
When you forget to flush the toilet, you get a complete analysis with a plan on how to correct any noted problems.
Thanksgiving dinner comes in pre-cut small pieces because she doesn't want to have to perform the Heimlich maneuver and be reminded of work on the only holiday she's had off in years.
You've been awakened from a dead sleep in the middle of the night to find her shaking you because your breathing patterns were a little too close to a Cheyne-Stokes rhythm.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Do you say I love you often enough?
(Authorblog www.david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/ )
After deep thought I would have to say the answer is no. I tell my family all the time that I love them but how much is really enough especially in these difficult times we live in.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
On the way to class Ryan and I usually talk about all of the things he is doing and learning in school. This week he is learning about Polar Bears. Of course we always try to guess what we are going to make in craft class.
After our class we usually go shopping. Ryan loves to shop so we go from store to store. What a little angel he is! I am so happy to have someone to shop with again! Time goes by so fast and I treasure these moments with Ryan. I just can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning!