Saturday, September 10, 2011

A morning for tea......

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis

I knew that if I "google searched" C.S. Lewis quotes that something having to do with tea would pop up.....lo and behold it did! This photo was taken by Elaine when she surprised me the other day by taking me to Ms. Thomas Tea House. It's me doing my best to be ladylike without spilling tea all over. I only spilled a little.

It really was a sweet thing for her to do. She knows I like to get in touch with my English heritage once in a while..... My Dad's side hails from Lincolnshire, near the Sherwood Forest in Nottingham. I love the little tea cups, the lace on the table, the little fancy sandwiches. However, I can be dignified and "pinkies up" only so long. I have a track record for dropping things and clanging the lid too loud, and laughing when I am not supposed to.

I have a feeling if I ever met the Royal Highness herself, something would set me would probably be me tripping over the red carpet. I can see it now, me coming down with a hopeless case of the giggles in the assembly line, right before I was supposed to curtsy and shake her white gloved hand.

If you make the photo bigger you will notice that though my pinkie is up, it is a bit bent......that just about sums it up for me. A bit of serious and a bit of silly.....well, maybe a lot silly.

I have vague memories of singing a solo in first or second grade with Carlyn Willie. Now, she was a lot serious and never silly. I got a terrible case of the giggles. I think she thought she was trying out for the opera. It was bad, and to top it off, we were singing Silent Night. My Mom was there, and she wasn't too happy.
Just goes to show, you shouldn't ask a kid to do such solemn things.

If sidelong looks and elbow jabs could have killed, I never would have made it out alive that day.....

To celebrate......We had a bit of rain in the desert last night and when I walked out to get in the car it was a glorious 75 degrees! That was enough to put me in a good mood for the rest of the day....

God is good, cooler temperatures are coming....I have faith!


  1. Hi Lori,
    We just got home from visiting my daughter today and I had to laugh when I read your post because we went to dinner at a chinese restaurant this evening and I actually spilled my tea. I don't know if that's an insult in china or what, but the waitress (older chinese lady) came over and gave me a stern look as she put a napkin down near me. (I'd already cleaned up the mess which only went on the paper placemat anyway.) So then we all got into a conversation about the pinky lifting thing. Just thought this was quite the coincidence reading this:) By the way that is a nicer profile pic of you sippin' your tea.

  2. My great-grandmother was said to hail from England. I love tea things.

  3. Oh Lisa, I love that tea story! I could really see myself doing that. I am really a mugs and coffee kinda gal myself but I do like a really good cuppa tea and all that goes with it! I would definitely suggest finding a tea room, just take extra paper towels in your purse! Lori

  4. Nikole and Susan...I am excited about cooler weather so I can go back and try more teas!


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