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This morning I woke up with a thumping headache. No doubt it’s caused by the unstable atmosphere over Mississippi. It’s that time of year. The sun can be shining bearing down on us one moment, and threatening clouds and impending severe weather arrive on the scene the next. I had hoped a couple pints of stout black tea would help chase my headache away, but alas, it has not.

I’ve found it difficult to fit Tea on Tuesday in with all the extra things that go on around our place in the spring. Last week after letting the day pass by without a post I promised myself I would not skip another. because of my headache my post will be brief and the sharing of something of great beauty. Beauty always lifts my spirits and brightens my outlook…even when I have a thumping headache.

Cajun Hibiscus

I don’t know how many of you believe in the devil…but I am sure that sucker is preventing me from posting a picture of my hibiscus.  I’m jesting (although I do believe he’s real, I don’t think he is the cause)…Wordpress is obviously having some issues that make it impossible to save drafts after adding pictures.  I’ll come back later and see if I can insert it…it is truly beautiful, but I don’t want this little hurdle to keep me from posting my tea on Tuesday.

Woot, woot!  Success.  Finally.

Happy tea day. If you love tea and enjoy reading tea posts check out Kimmie’s blog, Art In Red Wagons, the home of Tea On Tuesday.

Until next time:

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

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Just about the time I pulled our front door shut I remembered my house and car keys were in a bag in my bedroom. It was 89 degrees and climbing, and I was locked out with no way to go. Hot wiring a car is not part of my talents so I was stuck outside in the heat. Fortunately I had a tall go cup of shaken iced tea lemonade, my cell phone and a shade tree to bide my time under. My dear husband works only 5 minutes away so I made a moan call. He couldn’t break free from what he was doing, but a friend was able to rescue me by bringing my husband’s keys. After retrieving my keys I went on about my business running errands. (All lock out adventures should run so smoothly.) Still I was close to over heating by the time I got back into wonderful air-conditioned coolness. (I’m a real light weight when it comes to heat.)

When I got home and lugged all the stuff I gathered during my trip away from home…and gave our dogs their “good dogs” for faithfully protecting our turf while I was gone, I poured myself a cold, refreshing glass of lemon-flavored water kefir to celebrate Tea On Tuesday. O it’s so good.

Tea on Tuesday finds me feeling thankful, blessed, and a little bit lucky. (Thank you, Pat, for the box of luck.) All it takes to put my little trials in perspective is to watch the news of more devastating tornadoes forever changing the lives of all those in their deadly paths. I know I’m not alone in my feelings of great compassion for those who have not been spared such heartache and great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they face yet another round of severe storms this afternoon. The news makes me weep…and feel truly thankful for the safety of my family and home.

If you love tea and tea posts check out Kimmie’s blog Art In Red Wagons. Follow the links to all the great bloggers who meet for Tea On Tuesday.

Until next time:

 It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.  ~unknown

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T is for Tea…

A mug of very delicious Orange tea by Diner’s Choice.

It’s chocked full of goodness…hibiscus, lemongrass, apple pomace, green tea, blackberry leaves, and more.  It is surprisingly delightful.  I bought it at Big Lots for $2.00 just to try it.  I’ll buy more.

T’ is for truth…

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”

~ a tea tag quote ~

T is for Thumper…

This tiny thumper is what I received in a spring/bunny pincushion swap.  Isn’t it precious?…and such a tough act to follow.

Wishing everyone a happy tea day.  For more tea posts visit Kimmie at Art In Red Wagons the home of Tea On Tuesday.

Until next time…

Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.
~Chaim Potok ~

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I Can’t Believe…

I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.  Not really.  I didn’t too much.  It was what I ate.  My dear husband and I went out to supper last night, because I didn’t feel at all like cooking.  It had been a long time since we ate Mexican, and we tried a restaurant where we had never eaten.  The food was good, but I had forgotten just how heavy Mexican food tends to be.  A good tamale is a treasure to me so that’s what I ordered.  When my plate arrived it held the biggest tamale I’ve ever seen…or eaten.  Beans and rice came with it, and no way could I finish all the food on my plate.  I ate more than I really needed, but I had to leave a good bit on my plate…four hours later I still felt stuffed…which brings me to my Tuesday tea.

Good Earth Tea for Digestion…the box states “Tea for Digestion reduces occasional indigestion, upset stomach, fullness, that ‘stuffed’ feeling.”  It was formulated according to an authentic Swiss recipe developed by Father Johannes Kuenzle, a widely known and highly respected herbalist, pastor, and author.  Tea for Digestion is a blend of anise seed, fennel seed, peppermint leaf, licorice root, boldo leaf, and yarrow herb.

After researching Good Earth’s web site I learned Tea for Digestion has been discontinued.  That’s a shame, because it worked for me…after sipping a mug full I no longer have that “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” feeling.

If you enjoy tea and tea posts be sure to check out Kimmie’s blog “Art In Red Wagons” home of Tea on Tuesday, and follow the links to all the Tea on Tuesday posters.

Until next time…

The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.  ~ Arthur Gray ~

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Ok, so my title is hokey.  It’s nearly bedtime, Monday before Tea on Tuesday.  It’s been a long day, and I’m just about slap happy.  I’ve been painfully slow getting our sisterhood of the traveling teacup round robin on the road and for that I apologize.  BUT it’s finally ready to begin on its journey.

Here is a sneak preview of the package contents:

An overview of how the round robin works:

  • After receiving the package you may take up to two weeks to send it to the next person on the list.  Just remember the sooner it makes it back to me, the sooner we have the giveaway of all the artsy goodies and the mug.
  • Enclose a small item handcrafted by you.  You choose the medium…there are no rules…if there were I’d fully expect you to bend them.  I would suggest keeping it light-weight so postage cost is kept to a minimum.
  • Please get a tracking number when you mail the package.
  • Please update the status of the round robin when you send it on its way.  You can do that on this thread or by emailing me.
  • I will be sending out a final draft of the participant names and addresses shortly.  You send to the person listed under your name.
  • If you are just learning about the round robin and are interested in taking part, read this post for the eligibility details and let me know by emailing your address to me by Friday, May 6.

If you enjoy tea and would like to read more tea posts, check out Kimmie’s blog Art In Red Wagons.  It’s the home of Tea On Tuesday.

Until next time…

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.  ~ C. S. Lewis

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My tea post today is a repost of last week with a small addition.  This morning I’m enjoying a mug of Irish Breakfast tea…strong and black.  It’s a busy day and after the night I had I need a real eye-popper.  Last week I introduced a Teacup Round Robin.  This week I hope you will sign on and help the teacup begin its travels.

Patty’s delightful tea post March 30 featuring the Washington, D. C. cherry blossom bloom gave me a quirky idea. She had the foresight to take a beautiful cup and saucer as a Tea on Tuesday photo prop. Lennie, (no blog, wonderful Lennie) commented “What a fantastical idea, a traveling teacup! Love it!” on Patty’s post. I loved it, too. My quirky mind couldn’t help but think of the title “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (I never saw the movie or read the book.) Delete “Pants” and insert “Teacup” and an idea was conceived. I’ve heard of Round Robin crochet hooks and Round Robin letters. Why not a round robin teacup or mug? A mug is a bit more durable and would likely be the best choice.

This Round Robin is only open to Tea on Tuesday participants…A participant is one who has posted a Tea on Tuesday post anytime in the past up until today or one who is well known to and recommended by a faithful Tea on Tuesday poster. It works like this. I will select a cup and put together a small package containing the cup and assorted tea samples, a handwritten note, and a small handmade item, and send it to the first person who gets on the list. That person would use the cup no less than once and keep it no longer than two weeks. She would then add tea if she used any from the package, add to the note, and include a small handmade item that relates to herself, and send it to the next person on the list.

When the Round Robin is complete and the cup returns to me I will host a Round Robin Giveaway. The prize will be the cup and all the handmade items added by the participants. The giveaway will be open only to those who participated in the Traveling Teacup Round Robin.

If you are interested in participating be sure to leave a comment asking for your name to be added to the list. You will need to send your mailing information to me. Click on the “Email Me” button on the sidebar to send it privately.

There is still time to enter your name for a chance to win the spring apron giveaway that ends on the 15th.

If you enjoy tea and tea posts be sure to visit Kimmie at Art In Red Wagons (home of Tea on Tuesday) for more delightful tea conversation.

Until next time…

If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you. ~ Gladstone (1865) Victorian British Prime Minister ~

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Patty’s delightful tea post March 30 featuring the Washington, D. C.  cherry blossom bloom gave me a quirky idea.  She had the foresight to take a beautiful cup and saucer as a Tea on Tuesday photo prop.  Lennie, (no blog, wonderful Lennie) commented “What a fantastical idea, a traveling teacup!  Love it!” on Patty’s post.  I loved it, too.  My quirky mind couldn’t help but think of the title “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (I never saw the movie or read the book.) Delete “Pants” and insert “Teacup” and an idea was conceived.  I’ve heard of Round Robin crochet hooks and Round Robin letters.  Why not a round robin teacup or mug?  A mug is a bit more durable and would likely be the best choice.

This Round Robin is only open to Tea on Tuesday participants…A participant is one who has posted a Tea on Tuesday post anytime in the past up until today or one who is well known to and recommended by a faithful Tea on Tuesday poster.  It works like this.  I will select a cup and put together a small package containing the cup and assorted tea samples, a handwritten note, and a small handmade item, and send it to the first person who gets on the list.  That person would use the cup no less than once and keep it no longer than two weeks.  She would then add tea if she used any from the package, add to the note, and include a small handmade item that relates to herself, and send it to the next person on the list.

When the Round Robin is complete and the cup returns to me I will host a Round Robin Giveaway.  The prize will be the cup and all the handmade items added by the participants.  The giveaway will be open only to those who participated in the Traveling Teacup Round Robin.

If you are interested in participating be sure to leave a comment asking for your name to be added to the list.  You will need to send your mailing information to me.  Click on the “Email Me” button on the sidebar to send it privately.

There is still time to enter your name for a chance to win the spring apron giveaway that ends on the 15th.

If you enjoy tea and tea posts be sure to visit Kimmie at Art In Red Wagons (home of Tea on Tuesday) for more delightful tea conversation.

Until next time…

If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you. ~ Gladstone (1865) Victorian British Prime Minister ~

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