Sunday, November 25, 2012

This and That

This is not an original idea.  I borrowed it from headless mom at  Hope she does not mind.  

1. Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
2. Morning or Night: Morning
3. Eating in or Out: Out -  no clean up!
4. Cats or Dogs: Dogs
3. Apple or Windows: Windows
4. Store bought or homemade cookies: Homemade
5. East coast or West Coast: West Coast
6. Night out or night in: Night out
7. Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
8. Laundry or Dishes: Dishes
9. Football or Baseball: Football 
10. Reality TV or Sitcom: Sitcom
11. Electronic reader or paperback: leaning more to my electronic reader these days
12. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
13. Eloping or Wedding: Wedding
14. Math/Science or Language Arts: Language Arts
15. Salt or Pepper: Salt
16. Friday or Sunday: Sunday
17. Movie theater or rentals: Lately Movie theater 
18. Paper newspaper or online news: Paper
19. Valentine's Day or Thanksgiving: Thansgiving
20. Oscars or Grammy's: Oscars
21. Gas stove or electric: Gas
22. Gold or Silver: Gold
23. Coke or Tea: TEA!
24. City or Country: City
25. Diamonds or Pearls: Pearls
26. Peanut butter or Jelly: Jelly
27. Colors or black/white: Colors
28. Online shopping or actual shopping: actual shopping
29. College or High School: College
30. Breakfast or Dinner: Breakfast
31. Make up your own This or That for readers to answer in the comments section!
32. Rain or Snow:  Rain

If you do this on your blog let me know so I can see your responses.  Have fun!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Turning 50

Less than a month ago I celebrated my birthday and turned 50.  I at times find it hard to believe that I am actually 50 years old.  I don't feel 50 and I don't thinking I look or act 50.  But what I do know is in turning 50 (aka 1/2 century)  I should be entitled to certain rights of passage. Things that I no long have to deal with.  If I had my way turning 50 would eliminate:

  • Zits  -  they should not be allowed any more
  • Weight Gain  -  I should be able to eat what I want and not gain a pound 
  • Cold Sores
  • Gray Hairs
  • Shaving -  it really must go!
Life should be so much easier now.  I simply should not have to deal with the above after spending 50 years here on earth.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Empty Nest

Well just sent my youngest to college this past week.  Should have plenty of time to start blogging again.  Hope to become a regular blogger here on my sight.  Tea and blogging is a good combination!

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Favorite Day Of The Week

I have a favorite day of the week and its Mondays! Yes its Monday the first day to the week. I absolutely love Mondays. I have a great job and I work four days a week and yes you guessed it not on Mondays. I have a wonderful family but guess what they are not around on Mondays. Hubby is at work and B is at school. Mondays are my special day reserved just for me. It sounds selfish I know but I do love my time at home to myself. Nothing like a quite house and a cup a tea.

A typical Monday for me is filled with no specific plans or commitments just an open slate for me to fill with what I want when want. The alarm is not set and I wake up as the family is leaving, fix my self a cup a tea and head back to bed with my latest book. I usually do a few things around the house like today was ironing, changing the sheets on our bed, cleaning a bit, time working on cards, more reading, and plenty of cups of tea. I even fit in a nap and a walk today.

What is your favorite day of the week and why? I would love to know.

Mrs. Potts

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Seasons In Life

I have been thinking about the seasons in life that we go through. I believe there are many and they are constantly changing just like the four seasons we experience each year. I do believe a season of life can be long or short and I also believe we can get stuck in a season or long for a past season that is full of fun and memories.

I find myself in a new season of life now. My oldest has left the nest and is attending college eight hours away in another state. To say she loves it is putting it mildly. She is growing and thriving and enjoying this season of her life. My son is loving his independence (he bought his sisters car before she left for college) and new found status as "only child". He will be leaving in just a couple of years as well.

For so much of my life I have given to others. Now don't misinterpret that. I have loved ever minute of giving time to my children, their school activities, projects, interests and what not. Insuring they had a strong foundation, love, support and safety net. But they no longer need me in ways they have in the past. What they need from me is changing. I am finding these changes freeing in a way I never have before.

I am reinventing rediscovering myself with the extra time I now have. I am discovering new interests, enjoying more time with my guy and in some ways being selfish with my time. I find myself often doing exactly what I want to do when I want to do it. I also find that I am spending more and more time with myself. I used to be such a social person. It seems someone was always over for tea, stamping scraping or dinner. These days I am enjoying the quite of my home and solitude. I thing this is a season a time to rediscover my interests and who I am or rather who I want to be. A friend once told me she likes to reinvent herself every seven years or so. Interesting thought. Maybe right now I am trying to reinvent myself in this new season of my life.

Off to have a cuppa and ponder it some more.

Mrs. Potts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Away Way To Long

I have been thinking a great deal about the blogging world of late. Why do people blog? What do they hope to get out of it? What is in it for them? Why are some so open with their lives and share it all? Why am I curious enough to visit certain blogs on a regular basis? Why do I seem to care or have an interest in there world and or posts? These questions and many others are fascinating to me. I started this blog thinking it would be fun. Then it became more of a chore. I needed to post interesting, fun and witty comments and well that just seemed like to much work. I felt people would not be interested in my life. But maybe it is deeper than that. Did I not want to be honest and expose myself to people I don't know. What if people I know, see or work with every day read my blog. I feel I need to hide who I am or what I truly want to say. Why is that. What am I so afraid of? Will people judge me? Maybe not like me? Read into my blog something that is not there?

Just thinking out loud. This seems to be a year of change for me. Figuring out who I am and who I really want to be. No more pleasing others its more about being true to myself.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Going Once Going Twice Gone

Well I had mention to write this blog Sunday, and then Monday and so on and now its Wednesday.
I am sure that the memory has faded and the humor is lost at this point but I will post about my experience anyway.

Saturday night H.P. and I attended a Chili Feed and Auction. It was a charity event for local school children held at our church. I was encouraged to after seeing the display of quilts up for action. One of them in particular caught my eye. Yep you guessed it was a quilt with tea cups and coffee cups all over it in blocks stripped together. Not something I had in my tea collection and it was calling my name. Tickets were purchased and we waited a week in anticipation of the big night.

Saturday night came and we approached the evening with excitement. I had every intention of walking home with that quilt. Oh yes I did it was mine for the taking. The other quilts were nice and they had some lovely cabins, meals and desserts also available for action.

We made it through the chili line and found our spots at a table placed in the middle of the room. We did not want to be at the front or back just in the middle. The counted down till auction time and then the fun and games began. We spotted a cabin up for bid that was just to good to pass up, so we started bidding. It got down to us and one other bidder. We were discussing our next bid when out of nowhere a new bidder entered bidding, placed a bid and before we or the other party knew what happened we heard sold! Ok well I could still get my quilt. It came up for bid and I played cautious not wanting to draw attention to myself and wanting to jump in at the last minute. The bidding went up, I jumped in and countered back and forth we went and then it hit about $125.00 and I looked at the quilt and thought I am not crazy about the colors, it has coffee cups and references on it. What was I thinking I don't want to pay this much or more for this quilt. I quickly placed my number down and was out. My dear H.P. was in shock, what was I doing I wanted that quilt it was mine - nope I am a woman and I can change my mind and I did.

We bid other several other lovely quilts that night and two other cabins and a getaway but we left with nothing. We were oh so close on a quilt but the auctioneer made a mistake sold it to another couple. Not sure how that happened but oh well. We attended the evening hope to contribute to a good cause come home with a lovely quilt and the joy of an auction. We left with no quilt, no money spent and not sure how we lost one particular item at the auction.

Oh well there is always next year!

Mrs. Potts