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Tea, Gumbo, and Art

I am still putting away Christmas things since work has been so hectic lately.  I put away this fab tea gifted to me by my oldest daughter.  I actually mixed in a bit of the cocao shell tea I bought off Amazon too. It has a fabulous flavor and smells awesome. I also bought a new tea ball and used it as well.  This is my ticket to the T-day party over at Elizabeth's.    Happy T-day! Last week, Kathy from the T-Day gang (thanks for reminding me Kathy so I could edit this) posted Martha Washington's favorite cocao shell tea . Since my daughters are sort of decendant from the Washingtons on their Dad's side, I thought they would really love to try it (one did and one didn't - lol).  Here is the back of the container - so fun! My eldest daughter and I are continuing our diet and yesterday I made something I called Bond Road gumbo.   It was the day before grocery shopping, and we didn't have any fresh veggies left. This is a lot of cans dumped into the pot so we could get
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Paint, Grandson Time, and Some Unusual Faces....

I am a learner. I am in love with learning.  I wish that had been true when I was younger, but it didn't hit me until I was in my 30s.   I learned so much this week that my head hurt. So fun.  My favorite thing I learned was from Wanderlust 2022 (#wanderlust2022class).  This class was about art journaling yourself among other things.  Two of my grandsons were here (ages 4 and 6) so we did it together and we had a blast.   Posted in order of age!  I may or may not have taken the liberty of making my face a little thiner and m hair a bit longer and cooler and Allie may or may not now be a pirate, but it was fun, fun, fun.   I am so glad I signed up to do Wanderlust.  Linking these fun faces to Erika's Let's Face It theme at **Art*Journal*Journey*.    Hugz, Nancy

A Bit of Tea, Horses, and a Cowboy

 I love when my children follow in my footsteps and beyond (only the cool footsteps, of course).   My daughter, Allie, has developed a love of tea.  She sent me this picture over the weekend of her having tea in her newly remodelled bedroom.   She was drinking Breakfast in Paris tea in one of her favorite thrift store mugs.  This is my ticket to the T-day gathering over at Elizabeth's blog .  To join us, all you have to do is have a drink related post (can be any type of drink).   The neighborhood horses have been gathering in our backyard for some reason. Our horse refuses to come up near our house because the lady who owns all these horses gives her much better treats.  They all jump the fences and visit everyone.  The mule in the picture is actually named after me because I named one of cows after the neighbor (he paid me back - lol). I gave them apples when they came on Sunday, and they have come back every day since - lol.  We had a bit of sadness yesterday when another neighb

Cookies, Wine, a New Diet, and Pretty Girl on a Horse

Hello friends, and happy T-day.  Gone are the days of cookies, sweets, and wine - at least until I can get this holiday weight gain off - lol! Even our General Manager at work sent sweets to everyone.  I loved this box of ginger cookies decorated like a water heater and the Rheem logo. Perfect treat, and a very sweet letter he sent.  I am sure this accounted for at least one of the lbs I gained. Thee next goodies may have resulted in a few more of my extra lbs - especially if you could see all cheese, dips crackers and chocolate that went with it.  It was a very good wine and it is my ticket to Elizabeth's T-day play date where we all share something related to drinks (of any kind).   These days it is mostly water for me, and I am eating tons of veggies and fruits too.  Last night, my Grandson, Lewis, wanted to make some cards.  He found my brayer and wanted to learn how to use it.  I showed him how I use it, and he had a blast with it.  To clean it off, I used an uncompleted page

Wanderrlust2022 Practice Pages

I am really looking forward to Wanderlust2022 (#wanderlust22class).  I had a bit of time today so did a few of the warm up classes.  Both of the journal pages I did also fit Erika's Let Face It! theme at **Art*Journal*Journey.  First, I did a practice page after watching Composition Building with Kasia Avery.  My daughter had accidently printed 10 copies of this picture so I practiced with it.  Next, I tried a warm up with J erney Marisha.  It is a hot mess but it was partially drawn with my left hand - lol.   Hope you are having a wonderful New Years weekend!

Christmas Memories and Veggie Soup

Hello friends. Hope your holiday was wonderful.  Ours was fabulous with lots of Grandkid and family time.   Sharing a couple of my favorite pictures today. A sweet note to Santa from one of the grandsons - he misses his elf and he told Santa...melts my heart.  The milk is my ticket to Elizabeth's T-day gathering at her blog where we all raise a cup, glass, etc. each week. This next picture is exactly why a skeleton leaning against your Christmas tree is a bad idea.  The kids loved the tree, but I know people are wondering about us!  You can't tell it is a Harry Potter tree - just looks like a random skeleton - lol! We ate too much over the holiday, and now I am on a serious diet!  Here is some homemade veggie soup with avocado.  It was soooo good.  I ended up putting some in the blender and drinking it too.   Wishing you a lovely New Year.  We all deserve a fab 2022! Hugz,  Nancy

A Magical Christmas Tree, Wine, and Shrimp

Hello friends! Shockingly, it is T-day and I have a short post.  Finally got the Christmas tree done and one package under it - I better get the others wrapped before anyone comes over! We lost three tubs of oraments again.  The last 3 of 5 years it has happened.  My kids use our storage areas as well so things get moved around.... I just hope they were not donated....  I had just about decided not to do a tree when one of my daughters suggeted a Harry Potter tree.  She went on Amazon and ordered plastic cauldrons, eyeglasses, feathers, owl, trains, and gold balls.  It was fairly reaonable.  I found a few more ornaments at Walgreens (strange but true) and used our Halloween skelly and a fairy my SIL sent us.  The end result is super fun even if a bit quirky.  I am a big Harry Potter fan so it works for me, and hubby even likes it (or says he does).  Some say it doesn't fit into Christmas, but they celebrated Christmas in the HP movies, and it is a good versus evil plot with true he