Thursday, March 3, 2011

Afternoon Tea Break

Sunny Afternoon

It is so cold and snowy here in Vermont that my car wouldn't start this morning. I was not able to do any of my necessary errands. Yet, the reaction from my family, when I told them to cancel work and classes and plans, was relief and delight!

I am grateful for a pantry full of food. I spent the morning cleaning and baking while listening to "Crooners" which is the title given to singers in the 1940's. I listened to Perry Como, Bing Crosby and more. It makes cleaning house nostalgic and peaceful. 

Last night, it was terribly dark in the kitchen because of our broken light. It seemed like the nightlight and candle were not enough for me while I worked. Amy (16) suggested I put a small lamp on the kitchen counter. I was delighted with this suggestion and couldn't believe I had not thought of it myself. We now have this pretty lamp, complete with a delicate little lampshade sitting near my canisters. The kitchen looks dreamy in the evenings.

I am just about to cuddle up near the hearth with some tea and enjoy a freshly baked muffin. I will read a nice book and be pleasant.

Mrs. White

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Nicole said...

We have changed up our Thursdays around here. My son does all of his independent work from Wednesday and Thursday on Thursday and my daughter and I limit our schoolwork to that work we can do snuggling in my favorite chair. When we aren't doing work together I am doing computer work or planning meals or making grocery lists or reading. It's been a much-needed change to our week!

Kathryn said...

Sounds lovely! Only since I live in the south and its already quite warm here, I'll take the cup of tea on ice. :)

Far Above Rubies said...

I love having a cup of tea during these winter months. It's so cozy and peaceful.

Enjoy your time.

Ellen said...

So nice to meet another Vermonter!

Rebecca Knox said...

This reminds me of my own little lamp given to me by my former art teacher. It uses only a night light bulb and creates that same low light atmosphere that I am looking for. It would work well in place of the candles. Thanks!

Rodney said...

Wow, What a beautiful picture! Looks like a very peaceful place!

Anyways, my wifes name is Annette (pastors wife)and she just opened her blog to public setting as she wants to be an encouragement and blessing to people (she is also hoping to do giveaways). I was trying to be an encouragement to her by asking if you would be willing to swing by and say hi as she does not know many people in the blog world? Thank you for considering. Her blog is

Thank You,
Rodney(Annette's husband