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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Some News with My Shades of Aqua

Every second brings a fresh beginning,
Every hour holds a new promise,
Every night our dreams can bring hope and
Every day is what you make it. ~ Cure Joy

Hello dear friends!  March has arrived with the promise of springtime not far away. Up until a couple of days ago, one could feel it in the air. We're in the deep freeze at the moment but this too shall pass.

Isn't this teapot in someone's garden adorable? I couldn't resist sharing it.


Courtesy of Holly Penner

Some of you sweet friends have been wondering how I am feeling and although I don't like talking about myself, I will share a little of what has been going on with me.

At the moment, I am literally taking one day at a time. Some days I am not in much pain and other days, I have a lot. I have two medical issues that are making my life not so much fun these days.

I am having a medical procedure done this week to determine what is causing one problem. I have been in pain for a little over a year with this particular issue. It got really bad last August and it will be good to know what I'm actually dealing with.

In April I am seeing a surgeon about my cranky gallbladder which has been causing me a lot of grief. This has been bothering me for a few months and is steadily getting worse. Seems this is genetic because some family members have also had problems with theirs. No more pumpkin pie or chocolate for me until I get this fixed up. Actually just last week I have had to eliminate everything I love from my diet. Not much wonder I have been in so much pain! I have been consuming a lot of the wrong foods. So, until I get this attended to, I won't be baking any goodies. If the pain gets much worse, I expect I will have surgery before April.

No need to tell you that I am exhausted! Pain does that to you and this is the reason why I shut down my blog party. I have been able to write a blog post about once a week for which I'm thankful.

Those of you who believe in the power of prayer, I humbly ask that you would pray for me concerning these troubles. The procedure I'm having done this week, I am particularly concerned about. I know the Lord is with me and He will take care of me but it's nice to have some prayer cover.

When we put our cares into His hands, He puts His peace into our hearts. - Excerpt from Our Daily Bread



This aqua tea-for-one set holds some magenta carnations. Magenta was my favourite colour when I was a little girl. Do you remember what yours was?

Today I am sipping a cup of Chai tea which is a favourite. Fortunately, I can still enjoy my tea because I drink it black. 




I really love this teacup ! It is in one of my favourite colours, aqua, and dressed up in a gold gilt flowered scroll with shy violets peeking at you from the inside of the cup.

A cup of tea is so comforting and sipping it from this pretty Aynsley teacup makes the experience that much more special. 



I wish you could join me.


I am also having some lovely fruit sorbet which is one of the only desserts I can have right now.

The deepest urge in every human heart is to be in relationship with someone who absolutely delights in us. ~ Larry Crabb - psychologist


I am so thankful for each one of you who stops by. When I stopped my blog party, many of my friends who linked up stopped visiting. So thank you to all of you lovely ladies who continue to bless me with your visits and comments. Of course, I haven't always been diligent in visiting some of you either. My health has sort of been dictating to me how much time I spend on the computer these days.



Have a beautiful week and the Lord bless you! 


I am joining the following parties as well ~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi
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