Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

This has been an odd year.  Celebrate  but stay safe my friends

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday 5/12/2020

I look forward to Tuesdays and the tea party Elizabeth hosts every week.  It is one of my happy places.  I will be having a cup of English Breakfast Tea as I join the group.

Here is a pair of socks I just finished knitting for DH.  Hot off the needles as they say.  I'm calling them his Quarantine Socks.  I used some yarn from my stash and the two socks aren't exactly alike.  I'm fine with that though.  Not recycling but certainly using what I have.

I hope everyone is staying in and staying safe.  

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to those celebrating in the U.S.  
Happy Sunday to everyone else.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 9/8/2020

These days are a struggle even with my early morning cup of coffee.  California is suffering in a record breaking heat wave.  There are wild  fires everywhere leaving the air smokey.  The the underlying pandemic continues and has so many things shut down.  One can only wonder what is next.

If it were the usual Labor Day we might be going on a picnic or joining family and friends for a bar-be-cue.  I was thinking about that and then thinking of a recipe.  An important part of many recipes for this occasion is.....

Tomato-based ketchup quickly caught on in the U.S. during the first few decades of the 19th century. At first, it was made and locally sold by farmers, but by 1837 at least one company was producing and distributing it on a national scale. The H. J. Heinz Company, a name that's synonymous with ketchup for most people today, was a relative latecomer to the game and didn't produce a tomato-based ketchup until 1876. They originally referred to their product as catsup, but switched to ketchup in the 1880's to stand out. Eventually, ketchup became the standard spelling in the industry and among consumers, though you can still find catsup strongholds sprinkled across the U.S.  (via  

Which word do you use?  I'm old fashioned I guess as I say catsup.  
Now that you've had a dose of trivia for today, hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what the artistic, sane and sensible folks have to say.  

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 5/5/2020

Good morning friends.  Today is Cinco de Mayo, celebrated by much of the Latin community here in the Bay Area.  Normally we would go out for a Mexican lunch but not this year.  This year we celebrate at home.  You can see my blue Mexican hand blown glass ready for my margarita.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. (Wikipedia)

Lets visit our Tea Party Hostess Elizabeth to see what everyone is doing this week.