Monday, January 12, 2015

A Refreshing Cup of Tea.....

Tea and chocolate.... sometimes the combination just seems.... important. :) 

Recently, I had a cup of tea... and it just tastes better in a pretty china cup, as I have said before....I sure enjoyed it. I tend to drink my tea while I am typing, reading... or doing something. I have very little time to sit idle. I rarely drink a cup of tea all the way to the bottom when it is still warm... I get distracted and keep.... busy. The cold tea in the bottom sure isn't as nice.

 On this day, it was cold out... and even inside the house, it was chilly... so hot tea sounded good.  I put homemade brownies in the oven and when they came out, I added peppermint frosting..... mmmmm, good. My original intention was to put a couple of brownies on this plate, but we were busy, my tea was hot and my time was limited to actually drink this cup of tea while it was still hot. Since I only had a little time for tea, and I didn't have time to wait for the brownies,  I put some Ghirardelli chocolates in the bowl - actually I only ate one, but it looked nicer with three in the bowl. :)

I have enjoyed this tea set... I found it at a garage sale.... seems most of what I find comes from a garage sale. :) 

After the busyness of all of Dad's recovery and taking care of Mom, I am tired, so I am trying to take a break now and then. Actually, so far I am not doing too well at that.... still so much going on AND I am trying to catch up. This was my effort to relax, though, and I hope to do it more often.
Life has a way of filling up each day... and if we are not careful, the days go by and we have nothing to show for them. I have been deliberately thankful to the Lord lately.... God is always so good, but it is so easy to lose sight of that. Taking a few minutes for tea and reflection can be such a good thing. Tea can refresh the body.... and reflection on the things of God can refresh the soul and spirit. :)  






 
I hope you are able to find just a few minutes for a refreshing cup of tea... or coffee or cocoa and some time with the Lord. . :)  Thank you for visiting today.




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18 comments:

  1. Last week was like that for Hubby and me as my mother was in the hospital and we didn't know what was wrong with her. Our days kind of ran into one another but thankfully, the Lord heard our prayers and my mother recovered. She is back home in her "Home'' and feeling content. Tea is a wonderful way to just sit and warm up at this time of year and your teacup is so pretty to do just that. Looking after family members who are ill is time consuming and stressful but we must take time for ourselves too. A hot cup of tea is a wonderful way to do that. Take care and thank you for joining me for Tea Time.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. I'm glad your mother is doing better.... that can be stressful and tiring.... and a little break with some tea can be helpful. Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind words. :)

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  2. What a beautiful rendition of the simple beauty of a cup of hot tea! Love your thoughts about hot tea and how refreshing it is to sit and drink it out of such a pretty cup!

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    1. Thank you!... now I just need to do it more often. :) Thank you for visting.

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  3. I agree that tea and chocolate make the best combo!

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  4. One of the keys to life seems to be knowing when to run forward like crazy and then knowing when to slow down and even sit. The Lord always seem to show us too. I hope you get plenty of time for the rest now. Lovely cup and saucer too!

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    1. What a nice comment...and you are right,... life seems to be like that. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  5. I'm a sucker for beautiful tea cups! I grew up as a little girl, in Canada, always drinking from the "fancy" cups. I have just a couple of precious ones from my Nan. I can't wait to share them with my daughter! Thanks for linking up at Tuesday Talk!! -Mandy from Almond Place

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    1. What fun to drink from fancy tea cups as a child- I never did that... but my girls sure have. :) Thank you for visiting and sharing a fun comment. :)

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  6. I am so glad you are trying to take care of yourself. I will continue to pray for you and your family. The tea cups you shared today are lovely. Blessings to you, Martha

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    1. Thank you - I really appreciate the prayers... God is healing me little by little, thankfully. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Glad I stopped by! (:

    Visiting from http://andieconn.com via Rattlebridge Farm

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    1. I'm glad you did also. :) Nice to "see" you.

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  8. Lovely post. I love your little garage sale tea set and agree that we all need that time to reflect with God. Stopping by from the Saturday Soiree. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you... I have been so thankful for that tea set. :) Glad you visited today....

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  9. I agree that a cup of tea is such an important moment in the day...for so much reflection and relaxation...an Ahhhh...you can hold in your hand! Back from break with a feeling-better-Honey!
    Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. Yes, holding it in my hand IS a nice part of it.... especially on a chilly day. :) Seems like it may be time for another cup of tea now... yum. :) Thank you for visiting.

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