Friday, June 17, 2016

This Is Not Paul Revere's Mama's Boston Tea Party!

Fact is, this tea party's got nothing to do with Boston or Paul Revere and the Raiders! It's all about Anna's Tea Party. Goodness knows I'm giddy! She actually asked if I'd like to participate this year. Would I? Is pig pork? Are grits groceries? I'm honored to have even been considered seeing as how I've been MIA. So, thank you, Anna. And you know I have a story that coincides with the event. Right? I'll keep it short. Here goes.


I didn't buy this magazine the first time I saw it. By the time I decided to go for it they'd sold out. I had to order it. It arrived last week. JC's diabetic. Cake for two is too much. It's too hot for baking. So why on Earth . . . ? 

The a/c went out again. First there was another brown-out. It was 97ยบ F in Katy today. I lost my temper with the repairman. That's two strikes against me, but in my favor, I don't perspire like most people; when my thermostat fails, I fail. In the end he made amends, we shook hands and I thanked him. He charged the unit with freezer fluid, and JC and I headed to the Black Walnut for a meal. But, and this is the best part aside from having cool air again: JC checked the mail and guess what. 


There was mail from across the pond! Scre-e-e-a-m! There was good news from the post office box before that too. Dodson, D. sent a fun postcard that bore good news. My day just kept getting better. The Black Walnut was crowded but there was a parking space right in front. JC said they knew I was coming. I got one of the last slices of red velvet cake for dessert. In a recent post Susan reminded me of The Velveteen Rabbit, which is a book that got me through some difficult times back in Colorado. You get where I'm going with this, right?


Fast forward to being back home with a full stomach, some red velvet cake, and a lipstick red package. Oh, oh, oh! The joy that jumped out and hugged my neck! I gotta tell you, when I finally got that box open I was happier than Cinderella when she finally got those glass slippers off her feet.  I've been invited to another tea party!

The only thing I removed from my box is the awesome invitation! I can hardly stand it! The box is chock full of goodness and awesome things to share. So stay tuned!

Oh, Anna. 








8 comments:

  1. The anticipation of waiting for all my parcels to arrive has been the hardest part! You are my second guest to receive her tea party. I had such fun planning this event, I'm happy that it made you happy. Enjoy!

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    1. I never imagined being a participant this year, so my parcel came as a complete surprise. No, shock is more like it.

      I can only imagine how much fun you had planning your party. We should all be as clever and have something so special to share. You've given me an idea but it will be so far in the future I'm likely to forget it! I hope not. If I remember to do it, it will be the first of its kind.

      It not only made me happy, it reignited my interest in the world. I've lived on auto pilot for a long while--dreading bedtime and waking. Living makes being alive worth living. :) Doing something for others always works like an elixir, but not being able to do more than imagine just isn't the same. I will enjoy your gifts to the fullest! Being grateful for another awakening has given me an antidote for what ailed me. Pen friends are more powerful than we know. There are no chance "meetings." Thank you.

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  2. well I'm so glad to see posts from you back again . You know when I retire in about 10 yrs I'm going back to florida and live there possibly a condo or whatever but I may miss this house but I certainly will not miss the neighbors . This is one of the most unfriendly neighborhood I have ever lived in and 10 yrs will be enough . well I'm waiting 10 yrs so I will make a profit from the house .And the grandkids will be old enough to appreciate a day out with grandma .

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    1. You are kind. I appreciate everyone who reads or pretends to read my posts. Friends listen even when family won't. :) I hope I'm tripping through star dust in ten years. Well before then! Look at the night sky and think of me on your 10 year anniversary, then tell any of your grands that will listen, about the limner that limned in Texas.

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  3. I'm staying tuned.......
    97"? Yuk I am with you about the heat. I won't tell you what the temp is here in SF.

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    1. Pamela, I cannot envy y'all one bit. Not after we had rain when everyone there could have used it. It wouldn't be fair. Thanks for making me think of cooler temps though. :)

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  4. Anna's tea parties are the best!

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    1. As is Anna, yes? :) I like knowing I'm in good company. Cheers!

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