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Days Are So Different!

Yesterday was the longest day!…

straightened up the house…k9574809

went to water aerobicsx23686509

cooked lunch…u11632449

ran some errands with my husband…x19931172

went by and visited my sister while we were out…k8266615

dropped by and got us some fast foodbc_fastfoodie_c

cleaned a table I want to refurbish…k11768849

watched a little TVk6481286

got on computer for awhile…u20747626

and it was only late afternoon!…k11140422

so out to the glider to swing a little and have a cup of coffee…k6566034

talked on phone a couple of times…k4470524

I was yawning… feeling tired… finally!u19355285

watched a TV show through slanted eyes… not even making out what was being said…u12379977   k15643924

and finally went to sleep…

I was hoping the next day would be better…kch0055

and it was!…

Sailed right alongk14426151

Wonder why days are like that sometime?

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Lemonade Time

My husband is from the South… He has a few habits that he acquired from his younger days…

Maybe not habits… but, things he likes

He loves the taste of a lemon… cut in half… then add a little salt… As I watch him eat it… my mouth starts watering and I pucker k13274875 even though it’s his tongue tasting that sour juice… not mine…

To enjoy something so simple…

I guess it’s like sucking the honey tasting nectar from Honeysuckle k3991001

So, yesterday he asked for some lemons… I bought a whole bag… because Lemonade sounded good to me…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I got home and he immediately cut him one… got the salt… and began eating it…

My mouth waters as I’m thinking about it!…

My thrift store finds actually helped me make my Lemonade

I had picked up this neat Sugar Canister…

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my Lemon Squeezer that actually looks like a lemon…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 and my red Kool-Aid Pitcher…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I cut the lemons in half… placed a half on my squeezer… and squeezed the juice into the pitcher… the squeezer keeps any seeds from getting into the lemonade

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After squeezing juice from 4 lemons… I add 2 cups of real sugar to the juice and enough water to fill the pitcher…

I also cut some strips of the actual squeezed lemons to the lemonade…

A bit of the lemon peel makes it pretty in the glass… and also adds a little more flavor

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Tastes so good!

I read you can flavor your lemonade if you want by just adding a pack of Kool-Aid to the lemonade or by adding fruit puree

I might try Strawberry Lemonade sometime with a few real strawberries

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That sounds good to me!

Daily Prompt; Feed Your Senses

Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)

Photographers, show us one of the five senses — bonus points for depicting a smell!

As I awaken… I hear my husband… rather I sense him…

After you are married for so long as us… you have a sense of when each other is around… sometimes what each other is thinking… and what they are going to do

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Usually in shorts/t-shirt… But, love this recent photo…

SIGHT…

I’m a little cloudy in my thinking, but, know there is coffee already made… I smell it and after pouring a cup… I take that first sip Just right!… He has always made better coffee than me… but, he says, “Can you make a pot of coffee… it always tastes better when you make it”… so go figure!

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SMELL…and TASTE

My next sound is my cat Jill meowing low… and right at my feet… needing her morning scratch on her soft fur that I run my fingers through and a few words as to how pretty she is… and that she is my baby…

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TOUCH

I feel that it’s maybe going to rain, but my husband says,”NO, it says it’s going to be cooler and beautiful!… just a cold front coming through”… Meaning about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday…

I step outside and I’m met with a breeze that just wants to be breathed in… so refreshing!…

I tip toe through the damp grass to our glider to sit and just enjoy this wonderful air… and my coffee… Joined by Bobby for a few minutes… and we chit-chat about different things…

I hear the door of my neighbor’s house and I say, “Good morning”… She ambles over and sits where Bobby had just left… He starts watering the flowers… and we talk about her day… what she is going to do today…

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It is not long until the phone rings… which I had brought outside with me and my niece is on the other end… Sherry excuses herself and waves good-bye

Cheryl’s and my conversation goes from this to that… but, mainly about her daughter’s graduation party Saturday…

“Yes, we will be there”, I say… I loved hearing about the food… and other things she has planned…

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HEAR…

My view of this morning if someone asked… was perfect!

A wonderful summer morning… with all my senses awakened …

What more could I want!

My Gratefuls: May 5, 2013

It’s Sunday evening

I’ve had my Grandkids, my son and his wife over this morning…

Just sitting and talking about a little of everything…

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I finally got myself together and went to see my sister and her husband… He is not as healthy as he should be… My husband talks to him as my sis and me talk alone for a while… u19088600

Just a short visit… but goodsharing a bite to eat and being together

I come home after stopping at the store for ice cream for my son who lives with us…

I spoil him a little…

But, I canso I do!…

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My grateful for today?…

I know you were wondering with my ramblings…

Is that I can take my time and do most anything I want… on my schedule

It’s my choice!…

Only influenced by a few people and maybe events that come up…

I don’t have to think about going to work tomorrow…

I don’t have to set an alarm clockk2803717

I can stay up late and get up lateu29806591

I can readk7410972 watch a favorite show on TVtalk to a friend… or even do my blogu21302582

I can fix us a cup of coffee u30886039sit for a while… go outside for a walk  lpi0017 pat my cat…

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not worry about what I’m going to wear the next day… k11474502

I’m so grateful for the years I worked where I can have this time to be me…

Hot Tea… Warm and Satisfying!

This winter hot tea x17649960 has become one of my favorite drinks… Now, I love that first cup of coffee in the morning… but, after that other liquids take over…

I should be drinking more water… and I find that quite easy in the summertime… but, colder weather requires warm, satisfying drinks…

A cappuccino k13125489 every now and then… hot chocolate k3530700sometimes… fruity flavored hot teas… and I must have real sugar…

I bought my sister a Tea Pot since she started drinking hot tea also… and gave it to her for Christmas…

Sorry to say… it was accidentally broken…

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It sits on her counter now as a decorative piece… since her daughter glued it back as good as she could… but, unable to hold hot tea anymore…

My cousin and I looked for her one on our trip to Illinois to no avail at an antique store…

But, after telling our cousin who we were visiting… she gave us one to take to my sister… Wasn’t that sweet!… and so special since it came from her…

I didn’t have one of my own… so I decided to keep my eye out during my thrift store Antiqu_Clooking trips… and today I found one I really like…

Not too big… just enough for me… about two cups…

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I’ve already used it… Isn’t it pretty?

I need to find me a pretty Tea Cup k4495201

next… One with pretty flowers… thin… dainty china… It will make the hot tea taste even better!…

Warm and satisfying…

Coffee or Tea???

Gift…

Terry http://terry1954.wordpress.com/author/terry1954/  just invited me for a cup of coffee… after a fellow blogger invited her…

Wasn’t that sweet!…coffee1cookie

Some questions to answer… will let me know what you prefer…

I might even give you a cookie recipe to go with your coffee…

So enjoy!

1) How many cups of coffee per day?  One… maybe two… Early morning… with Jill, my cat… She looks out the window while I check my messages… Hot Tea later in the evening… flavored or not with real sugar!

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2) What is your favourite caffeine delivery system? Actually Diet Pepsi has me… starting mid-morning… Ice Cold!180px-Diet_Pepsi_Logo_svg

3) What was your best cup of coffee? Coffee with cream in Gatlinburg with a cinnamon sugared do-nut from The Friar’s Bakery!

4) What was your worst cup of coffee? NO SUGAR PLEASE!

5) What does your favourite mug say? My latest was from a niece this past Christmas… a mug that has a cat on it and says, “It’s the cat’s house… we just pay the mortgage!” …cute, huh!

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6) How do you take your coffee? Half & Half lately… I decided if I’m going to drink it… have it the way I like it!

7) When was your first cup? I’m sure it was when my Mom fixed it with lots of milk and sugar…and then when I was having my first baby… I craved coffee… but, no sugar!… just milk… has stayed the same ever since…k6691337

8) Have you ever gone on a coffee tea date? Hardly ever go just for coffee… While waste a trip… when you can eat!

I shall invite following lovely bloggers to join me for a nice cup!

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/author/lesleycarter/

http://margekatherine.com/author/mkmercurio/

http://retiredruth.wordpress.com/author/retiredruth/

http://diggingher.wordpress.com/author/woodrup/

http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/author/kford2007/

http://seedscatterer.wordpress.com/author/foxesearth/

Recipe:

Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies from My Blessed Life

1 cup softened butter

2/3 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups flour

10 ounces mini chocolate chips

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all of ingredients together

Roll into teaspoon-sized balls

Ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart

Bake 10-15 minutes…slightly brown and set

Cool 2 minutes… Sprinkle with powdered sugar

YUM!

Rabbit Tobacco…or Chamomile Tea…

Winter sets in with it’s cold days… and my taste buds reach out to Hot Teak3719087

It can be plain… but, I must have a little sugar k4064426 … which I prefer… or sweetener… if I’m trying to cut calories… and sometimes a spoonful of honey k11423077is just right…

It warms my body… has such a relaxing feeling… and sitting at my computer or watching TV… or reading… it is just right!…

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I’m trying some flavored teas at the moment by BIGELOW… No, I’m not a tea connoisseur

I’m sure there are many brands better… but, I’d say these are pretty good

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I’ve tried the “Orange and Spice”… YUMMY!…k4907400

I’ve tried the “Pomegranate Pizzazz”… quite goodk5876806

There’s also “I Love Lemon”… which might be my next experiencek7009564

There’s “Mint Medley”… a blend of Spearmint & Peppermintrefreshing!…k7710129

Last night I drank “Cozy Chamomile”… right before bed…

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I had heard it’s a calming tea… for “quiet moments”…

I slept like a baby!…

Of course drinking Chamomile Tea brought up memories of my Mom telling me the story of Peter Rabbit…by Beatrix Potter

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Just loved that story being read by my Mom… actually… she told it from memory… I wasn’t drinking the tea… but, her voice was just as soothingk0299168

The mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit is chased by Mr. McGregor whose garden Peter had made his way into…

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After finally getting home… his mother doses him with camomile tea and puts him to bed… I’m sure to relax him!…

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Peter’s mother is said to have sold herbs, rosemary tea and rabbit-tobacco… which is what we call lavenderk10090787

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Rabbit Tobacco…

So I will drink my flavored teas… and might conger up some more memories… but…

I think I’ll skip smokingk3713947 the rabbit-tobacco