Thursday, April 25, 2013

APRIL TEA - A Delightful Day

Check out my photos on the TEA PARTIES page. 
We had a wonderful day!
Would you like to come to tea? 
Thank you to my friend, Sue K,  for my new apron.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Six guests will arrive around 2:00 p.m. (EST) today.  Stay tuned for pictures, recipes and reflections, tomorrow.

The sun is bright, with a clear blue sky, and as I gaze out my window, I notice the treetops on the hill are not swaying like they have been.  I can feel a bit of excitement within me, not just because of the tea I'm having today, but the anticipation of spring weather.  It's called for 60 degrees (F) this weekend and maybe higher.  That means walking outdoors, sitting on the steps and enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face, hearing the birds, smelling the mud and all that a Northern Michigan spring day includes.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I've never made a fortune,
and I'll never make one now.
But it really doesn't matter
'cause I'm happy anyhow.
As I go along my journey
I've reaped better than I've sowed.
I'm drinking from the saucer,
'cause my cup has overflowed.
I don't have a lot of riches
and sometimes the going's tough.
But while I've got my family to love me
I think I'm rich enough.
I'll just thank God for blessings
That His mercy has bestowed.
I'm drinking from the saucer
'cause my cup has overflowed.
If you give me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough,
I'll not ask for other blessings
I'm already blest enough.
May I never be too busy
To help bear another's load.
I'm drinking from the saucer,
'cause my cup has overflowed.
                                                                                                         - Author Unknown
When I was a child, I recall my grandfather drinking from the saucer, literally.  It's how he cooled his coffee before drinking from the cup. All of my grandparents, and parents, too, lived through "sometimes the going's tough," times in their lives.  But through their perseverance and faith, they were "Drinking from the saucer," because they knew their "cup ha(d) overflowed."