49/52 The “Tea Lover’s Paradise” Edition …

The week started with me leaving my house at the crack of dawn on Tuesday for court.  While that was the low-light of my week, there were many highlights that I needed and appreciated for the love, the thoughtfulness and the generosity they were filled with.  This week, I’m grateful for:

  • the legacy of Nelson Mandela.  He followed up his commitment to equality with conviction and was ready to die for his convictions.  His actions brought about monumental change to an ingrained system; what an impacting life he lived!

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  • Graciousness.  Me being able to have a disagreement with my mom aka bff numero uno then have her be gracious enough to admit that she didn’t think of the situation the way I saw it once I explained my position.  She’s definitely my prime example of how to say “I’m sorry” and mean it.
  • My co-workers A & N, who went over and beyond with jokes and conversation to help me through a particularly difficult work day on Wednesday.  When they were done with me, I was laughing until I cried. I even snorted, so that should tell you how much I laughed!!!  😀
  • My co-worker who brought me a bag of greens because according to her “you’ll know what to do with them”!  Can somebody say soup?  😛
  • Being able to use my creative skills on four … yes I said four … projects this week.  It felt good to be knitting and crafting again and I forgot my self-consciousness and did so on the subway. 😳 That allowed me to introduce a rider to Ravelry and knitting.  How much more awesome can it get?

IMG_3867My retro colour-blocked cowl.  Almost finished.  I can’t wait to wear it.

IMG_3889A homemade clay ornament.  It was still drying here.

IMG_3897Blinged out mistletoe ornament for one of my swap partners.  ❤

The other project is a gift so I’ll post that once she receives the package.    That project allowed me to be reacquainted with my sewing machine and I think there’ll be a lot more stitchery in my near future.

  • To end the week with a class at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens about growing a garden in my apt.  The presenter was engaging and it was wonderful to just do something for me.  No pressure.  Just enjoy the information and my classmates.  I even came home with my own desert garden.  I can’t wait to see it get bigger.
  • IMG_3933And the cherry on top of this week is a swap box from Mama Mellie in my Crafty Hookers group.  That box was as one person described it, a “Tea Lover’s Paradise” and it really was.  I got MamaMellieTeaThese yummies came with a stoneware steeping cup, a tea bag squeezer, chocolate, a beautiful oriental themed tea canister, empty bags for me to make my own tea combos with the loose leaf teas I have, a heart shaped infuser, some yarn and this beautiful ornament MamaMellie Ornament

Her package was definitely a beautiful end to an “interesting” week.  😀

Hope you each had a wonderful week and here’s to an awesome upcoming one! 😀

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2 comments

  1. What other ways do you prepare your greens? I usually eat them raw, lightly steamed, juice or add them to my smoothies. You received some nice items in your packages. I’ve always wanted to participate in a swap but figured I’d hold off until I have better control of the extras such as that. Oh, I sent you a pm on Rav, send me your email when you get the chance.

    1. I prepare them the same way as you. I mostly prefer to eat them raw though. 😀

      As for the swaps, sometimes it’s easier to get the extras than decide on the yarn! LOLOL! All the swaps I’ve participated in used questionnaires and of course, people stalked their swap partners blogs, posts and the like to get a better idea of what she might like. So far so good, I’ve been pretty blessed to be paired with generous swappees. I haven’t gotten a gift yet that I didn’t like. I guess that’s to make up for all the horrible Kris Kringle gifts I’ve gotten from workmates. 😦

      Re the email … will do.

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