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SoCS September 23, 2017

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hot/cold.” Use one, use both, bonus points if you start your post with one and end with the other. Enjoy! – Linda G Hill

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Cold air doesn’t agree with my body temperature. When I get up in the morning, I bundle up with several layers so that I wouldn’t feel the cold in the house. I start my day with two cups of hot coffee with cream, no sugar. I usually like to drink my coffee in the garden, checking on the flowers and plants. Sometimes I end up trimming the roses or pulling weeds. By the time I’m done with the coffee, I’m ready to peel off one layer at a time.

The cold in the winter makes me less motivated to go outside. It helps when the heater is on a timer so I could wait for the house to warm up before I get up. Other than the hot coffee I drink first thing in the morning, I also drink hot tea most of the day, except that I only use one tea bag and keep adding hot water to it.

After 4:00 p.m. I would have no caffeine or sweet because they keep me awake at night, so I only drink hot water. When we go out to restaurants, I order hot water. Most of the restaurants serve ice cold water, I have to make sure the servers hear me saying, “Hot.”


Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday: SoCS September 23, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – July 24, 2017

Cee’s questions and my answers this week:

  1. List some of your favorite types of teas.

I like to drink Yunnam BoNay Chinese Tea. That was the tea my dad drank. Before his stroke, he had Dim Sum every morning, drank BoNay tea, and read the newspaper. My mom made that tea every morning and put it in a thermos so that we could have it all day long. I drink ginger tea that my husband makes with fresh ginger. I also like most of the herb teas but I tend to like Chamomile or Peppermint tea.

  1. If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

I only get on the freeway twice a month during school year. In the summer, I pretty much go shopping when needed or taking care of business in the local area near the home. When going a longer distance, my husband would do the driving.

  1. What are a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

Nothing! When I have a bad day, I need to be by myself. I listen to music or go for a walk to let my mind take a break. If I have an exhausting day, I soak in the Epson salt and Eucalyptus Sea salt warm bath until my body is relaxed.

  1. Regardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete, what would you do?

If I have the coordination or agility, I think of dance. I like to learn Ballroom Dance. My sister, who is two years younger than I, is still doing Ballroom Dance. She used to be a Ballroom Dance instructor. Right now she dances in parties. The following photo and video were her birthday party. You can recognize her by her dress in the video.


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Daily Prompt: Tea

It Takes A Village

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My group of ladies is specialized in one thing – showering our daughters and daughters-in-law with love and blessings. We do that consistently to each other’s girls.

We give bridal showers to bless the marriages of the brides and grooms. The bridal shower gifts are enough to help the new couples to start the new homes with bedding linens, bathroom items, kitchen pots and pans, utensils and more.

When these princesses are expecting their babies, we give them baby showers – showering the new parents with warm wishes, cute baby gifts to support their new parenthood.

Even though my daughter lives 1000 miles away, and her baby shower is in Portland, Oregon. This group of ladies shows their love and support by contributing a sum of money to get several large items of baby gifts for my daughter.

This afternoon I went to a bridal shower for the daughter of a lady in this group. The party was elaborate with beautiful decoration and delicious food, sandwiches, scones, different kinds of tea and dessert. The gifts were generous. We enjoyed so much sharing the happiness of the bride-to-be. The groom-to-be showed up at the end, helping to carry the gifts home. We had a chance to congratulate him.

We will continue this tradition. It takes a village to support a child and the child’s child!

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Daily Prompt: Traditional

Daily Prompt: Tea

100 Word Wednesday: Week 28 – Heirloom

Oh, heavenly! What a gorgeous shop! My annual Ladies’ High Tea is coming up. They always came in lacy dresses and fancy hats, and admired my decoration before finding their seats.

I’m the third generation who inherited this exquisite Vintage Royal Albert Heirloom Bone China Tea Cups & Saucers, plus serving plates, and cream and sugar set. It’s delightful to look at them in my China cabinet. It’s equally thrilling to keep them alive by using them annually.

Ah, I spotted a center piece! The ladies will enjoy the Tea Party! After all, it’s a fund raising activity for the missionaries.

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Bikurgurl’s 100 WW – Week 28

Daily Prompt: Tea