Update added Jan. 13th, - Wednesday
I needed to switch to a new blog background since the site that hosted my previous background is changing servers. ANd I can't seem to figure out how to grab the new code. So I grabbed a new background instead. I'm not sure if I'll keep this one or not!!! I'll keep looking. May you all be enjoying a lovely cup of tea this week!!!
I'm really excited to actually have another post up for this week. You have all been so patient with me, especially since I haven't done anything since last Tuesday :) :) Okay here's what I have to share today. You might recognize these tea things from an earlier post :)
This is what I had for tea this evening. I was originally planning this around 3p.m. However, I started knitting. When that happens I lose all track of time. Do you recognize the tea things? The lovely teacup, saucer, and goodie plate are from my sweet friend Dorothy over at Notes from Mémère. There were many other items she sent me along with these things. A lot of thought went into each gift :) :) So I just had to try everything out today :)
The same sweet friend also sent me this lovely magazine. It was a surprise gift subscription. The postcard came in the mail a couple of days ago. The magazine arrived today. Ladies, let me tell you. I used to buy Southern Lady a lot. Then when finances got really tight, I had to stop buying it. So when I saw Dorothy's postcard in the mail, I did the happy dance. It's a lovely magazine. Oh, I would recommend this issue because there are lots of tea things in it. Tea doesn't figure prominently as the subject of any particular article, at least not that I noticed yet. However, there were quite a few tea things pictured in this magazine. Many of which reminded me of some of the items that you all have shared on your blogs.
Great, so I've tempted you with beautiful tea things. Now what about the actual tea? Well, today I had this lovely cup of chamomile tea. My grandmother and I would drink this almost every day when I would visit her during the summer. Plus, it is a wonderful tea. It has a light flavor that is easy on the tummy, too!!! Doesn't it look nice with my teacup? Yes, it does :) :)
Every cup of tea needs a yummy baked goody of some sort. It can be sweet or savory. Whatever you like the best. Now today I wanted a donut. Not just any donut will do. It had to be a French crueller. I am not sure what makes it "French". What I do know is that it has a light sugar glaze on top. Inside, it is really light and airy. It's wonderful.
Oh, this is one of the pages inside the current issue of Southern Lady magazine. Check it out. is that not one of the coolest sewing machines ever? It looks like something out of the 1950s and has a bit of a space age look to it. Goodness, I do love vintage items.
Thanks for stopping by for tea. I was layed off from my job just over a week ago. It was not a total surprise, since lay-offs are typical this time of year. So ladies, please don't be worried for me. Your prayers are always coveted/appreciated. Otherwise, I'll still be here blogging. Job hunting has already begun. Two side-blessings of my current employment status is that I can sleep in a little bit longer. Plus, I have time to catch up on all of my favorite blogs. No worries, there's plenty of job hunting. That's a requirement :) :) I just wanted to keep you all up-to-date on what's happening here :)
Oh, time for a "State of the Laundry Soap" moment from yours truly. Do you remember that fabulously pink homemade laundry powder that I made? I've washed three loads with that so far ;) :) Now the recipe directions said it would work for over 100 loads. That is an awful lot of dirty laundry. I can happily say that my clothes smell absolutely heavenly when they come out of the washer :) :)
That's about it for the moment. I've been working on another pair of socks and taking lots of photos. So I'll be sharing that with you this week. Do you ever have a hobby (or hobbies) that you are so passionate about, it makes you lose all track of time? Knitting does that for me :) :) Thanks for stopping by to visit me today. You are all dear to my heart and have been great encouragers. You all make me smile. If I can pray for you, let me know!!!
Oh, I'm also working on really committing Scripture to memory. My current verse is Romans 5:3-5 "And knowing that, we glory in tribulations; knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint because the love of God is being poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us"
My favorite line in those three verses is "..and hope does NOT disappoint" Hope and faith in Jesus Christ is NEVER a disapointment. Things may get rough. Things may be smooth as butter. No matter which one you find yourself in, one thing I know to be rock solid, Jesus Christ is always there to comfort me, lead me, guide me, reassure me when things are not a certainty :) :) :)
Otherwise, my grammar is atrocious sometimes...but I have the verse memorized. That was really important. Next I'm working on I Corinthians 13:4-8a. That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)