Monday, March 25, 2013

Get Well Wishes, Prayers, and Expressions of Kindness

I hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating Palm Sunday.

Special thanks to everyone for your get well wishes, prayers, and expressions of kindness, and support.  I am making progress, and will go out for the first time tomorrow, even if it is just to the Dr.'s office!  ;-)

I received a special package from tea friend, and fellow blogger, Angela, at Tea With Friends last week.  Needless to say, it boosted my spirits.

Her package contained a teacup by Royal China in the Old Curiosity Shop pattern that I blogged about here; four packages of tea [one from the The Glass Slipper Tea Cottage in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida that she recently blogged about visiting]; and two great books.

The teacup matches the creamer and sugar that I already had, thanks to my girlfriend.

The tea is called Caribe and is a blend of black and green tea with strawberry-guava and coconut.  It is yummy, and I've been drinking it ever since it arrived.   I don't know how or why taste buds get skewed after surgery, but mine are.  I'm getting a sweet grapefruity taste instead of strawberries and guava, but it's delightful anyway.    Thank you so much, Angela!

My sweet friend and "tea buddy," Lori, who you often see in my blog photos, stopped by to see me on Saturday for a few minutes.  She brought a floral basket arrangement of orchid, dark purple and hot pink flowers, that are perfect colors for Easter.

I didn't realize what treasure was nestled inside the arrangement until after she was gone.  It's so cute I had to gently dismantle it to show you, and then put it back together.

It's a Boyds Bears teacup and saucer titled, "Fixin' Tea for Three" with Prissie, Sissie and Missie. How cute is that!  You know that brought a smile to my face!  ;-)  Thanks, Lori!

Shortly after Lori left, the doorbell rang with the delivery of a beautiful mixed floral bouquet in pastel spring colors, from a very special family.

Michigan's weather may be cold and snowy right now, but it's definitely bright and spring-like inside with these beautiful flowers!  Thanks, Ruth, Paul and girls!

My life-long girlfriend, Sandy, [who you also see in a lot of my blog photos] sent a card and check for a carry-out meal.  I'll take advantage of that later this week when my taste buds get back to normal so I can enjoy it.  I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends, and I'm definitely counting my blessings!

Last but not least... I've been reading, and enjoying the book, Sweet Tea Revenge, and am half way through it.  I'll be writing my review soon.


  1. Beautiful flowers, and that little teacup with the Boyd's Bears is adorable! And the Royal China teacup is a VERY special gift indeed. Hope your outing tomorrow goes well and your tastebuds are back to normal soon, too.

  2. Such lovely and thoughtful gifts from such kind and considerate friends. May the healing continue with each passing day!

  3. It is nice to have thoughtful friends, especially as one is recuperating. The Boyd's Bears is cute, glad you showed it.

  4. I'm glad you are feeling better. I've been praying for you.

    I love your new teacup. It is a lovely and unusual pattern. What a sweet gift from a tea friend!


  5. The Boyd's Bears would definitely make me smile tucked into flowers. What thoughtful friends.


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