Friday, March 29, 2019

Happy Friday

Went to the pool for physical therapy this morning.  I do think it is helping.

While I was gone DH fixed us this for an afternoon snack.  Not sure if it is pico de gallo or salsa.  It has avocado in it.  Whatever the name is, the flavor is terrific.

Its a sunny Friday here, how is it where you are?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tea Stands for Tuesday 3/19/19

Good Morning.  I may be the last one to the tea party this morning. I know Elizabeth and the rest of the group will save a place for me though.  It is that kind of party.  You will be welcome too, just click HERE.

This morning I'm having what I call Blossom Tea.  I can't remember the real name.  It is tea/herbs/florals that come dried and bound is a small ball.  When you add hot water the ball opens into a lovely flower.  The tea itself smells very floral and is mild in flavor.

Last time I was out for my morning walk I found the following.  The three messages were spaced out over a long sidewalk.

I felt the universe had left me a message.  Do you ever come across surprises when out walking?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,

'Twas St Patrick himself, sure, that set it;

And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,

And with dew from his eye often wet it.

It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland;

And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland...

~Andrew Cherry

Friday, March 8, 2019

National Women's Day

To all my phenomenal women friends.

“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”
— Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tea Stands for Tuesday 3/5/19

Hello friends.  It is wonderful to check in with you every Tuesday.  I can't thank out hostess Elizabeth enough.  Be sure to visit her blog.  

Tuesday is the one day of the week I try to get a blog post together.  I used to be a pretty regular blogger but life changes.  I hope to get back to it sometime soon. 

Here you see my glass of water and breakfast.  Well, half the plate was for me and half for DH.  I usually have yogurt and fruit but this morning I was in the mood to cook.

photo from Vogue Knitting magazine

I have spent quite a bit of time knitting this winter.  I'm making the shawl pictured here.  Vogue pattern, Rowan Kidsilk Haze yarn

The patterned part is called a mosaic slip stitch.  Can you see those tiny lengths of yarn?  Like knitting cobwebs.

I'll be visiting everyone soon and knitting in the meanwhile.