Trying to get a house ready to put on the market after living in it for 28 years is NOT the best of everything. It’s much more like the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities: “These were the best of times, these were the worst of times.”
Archive for the ‘Tea time’ Category
Tags: A Tale of Two Cities quote, fixing up a house, house & home, musings, New York City, personal, relaxation, tea, tea time
Tags: haiku, poetry, relaxation, tea
What happens on Saturday? Steam from fragrant tea Rises from porcelain cup Unwinding my soul
Tags: desire, heat, Love, lust, photos, poem, poetry challenge, romance, sensual, summer, tea, tea time, Whimsy Mimsy
Apologies to anyone who read this on Poet’s Corner, but I wanted to share it with my friends here with the addition of several of my photos. This poem my response to a challenge from Whimsy Mimsy (http://whimsymimsy.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/group-challenge-prompt-kind-o-thing/) to write a sensual or romantic poem using the words tea, twill, coalesce and plural. I will repeat my annoyance that WordPress won’t allow formatting without a great deal of effort and a dark background, so my original formatting isn’t here. Hopefully the content of the poem stands up to the loss.
brushes my cheek
as I pour your tea.
Love and desire
coalesce like the condensation
on the china lips of the teacups
The plural heats of tea and summer
I follow their example
while the scent of jasmine
wafts gently through the still air.
Tags: beauty, Christmas, Christmas decorations, family, lights, miscellaneous, Naperville Illinois, photos, tea time, TeaLula
Tags: Caribou Coffee, coffee break, family, just for fun, life, photos, relaxation, taking a break, tea time
or, in my case, a tea break with our younger daughter at the local Caribou. (more…)
Tags: bean paste, beauty, daifuku, food, just for fun, martini, photos, relaxing, tea, tea cup, tea time, truth and beauty
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
- Japanese Proverb
If this is true, I should be well on my way to understanding a great deal of truth and beauty at this moment! And today I had my tea in a brand new cup, purchased only yesterday at a local antique store. I collect tea cups in a very desultory way, always on the lookout for the perfect one that speaks to me. This one, being from Germany, spoke in German and said, “Achtung!! Ich bin sehr schön.” I agreed and we left the store together.
Tags: dessert, family, Fiamme Pizzaria, food, Gabbuto burger, Japanese food, Japanese shopping, Mitsuwa Marketplace, photos, pizza, tea time, TeaLula
Today we had a bit of mother-daughter time, starting at Mitsuwa Marketplace, where we ate at the food court before doing some shopping. Megan had a Gabbuto burger of sliced BBQ pork between two rice patties serving as a bun.
Tags: chocolate, chocolate in Naperville, food, friends, just for fun, Le Chocolat du Bouchard, miscellaneous, Naperville Illinois, Paris, pastries, People Places and Bling, photos, shopping in Paris, tea time, Theadora Brack
Le Chocolat du Bouchard, Naperville, Illinois (http://lechocolatdubouchard.com/), a bit of Paris in the Midwest and the perfect place for a chocolate fix on a cold winter afternoon. Come sit with us, relax, enjoy a chocolate drink and a treat. (Theadora Brack, this is for you. If any of you are interested in Paris or are planning a trip, drop by her blog at http://peopleplacesandbling.com/. You love it.) (more…)
Tags: art, beauty, family, Japan, Japanese tea house, Philadelphia Museum of Art, photos, relaxation, tea, tea house, tea quotes, tea time, travel
“A true warrior, like tea, shows his strength in hot water.” – Ancient Chinese proverb
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is filled with lovely things, but after several hours of browsing, my sister-in-law and I were ready for a break. (more…)
Tags: dressing up for women, dressy hats, fashion, hats, millinery, personal, tea time, what to wear, what to wear on your head
(I have to admit that it’s a bit difficult doing posts while so much suffering is going on in so much of the country. I know that not posting wouldn’t help, but anything not storm-related seems so trivial. However, life does go on, so here’s something light for those difficult times.)
I love hats and I have lots of them. But ever since I started singing with praise team on Sunday mornings, I can’t wear my hats to church. However, I still have them and can’t wait to start wearing them somewhere, although not in the constant rain in NE Ohio. It’s been raining since Friday so the only hat I’ve been wearing is either my snazzy black London Fog rain hat or my Wyoming cap. And of course, I have cowboy hats for riding in Wyoming. Here, however, are a few of my favorite dress hats; for holidays, church, an upscale restaurant, high tea or a show. (more…)