Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Fancy Nancy is a very active little girl who loves to play dress-up. Maureen over at Maureen's Tea Time blogged about this new book, Fancy Nancy's Tea Parties. I searched for it and found the book, a Colorforms Fancy Nancy Tea Party Dress-Up Game, and a Fancy Nancy Tea Set at Amazon. These are just perfect for your favorite little Fancy Nancy fan!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The house renovation and addition in the front are nearing completion. The wood floors will be sanded and finished next week. I am so happy with the way the ceiling in the living room/dining room looks after the beams were partially removed and drywalled over. See photo below. They were support beams and couldn't be completely removed.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
When I saw the title of this paperback book, A Cup of Tea and Crosswords, edited by Will Shortz, I couldn't resist purchasing it.
From the back: "Tea and Crosswords: relaxing and refreshing. Oftentimes it's life's simple gifts that are the most pleasurable: the wisp of steam rising from a freshly brewed cup of tea, or the feeling of satisfaction when you've filled in the final square in the puzzle."
Aaah... now if I could only find time to relax and leisurely sit with a cup of tea to work a crossword.
This week I am up early each day for the painter to arrive at 7:15, driving AJ to and from Camp Invention Day Camp, to soccer practice in the evenings and in my spare time, I'm packing up everything in my office in preparation for the furniture to be removed for the wood floors to be laid.
I just keep reminding myself, there will be an end to the house renovation soon, and it will be wonderful!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
A note from Linda:
During this discussion, I was remembering all the fabulous places in Britain we have toured, including castles and more, and all the historic steam engine trains we've traveled on with this little guy over the beautiful countryside. But I couldn't help but be proud of my 10-year-old tea-drinking, scone-eating American soccer boy who knows I love to visit English tearooms where we have lots of tea and scones, and making memories.