Monday, January 28, 2008

On A Wintry Monday Morning

It's a cold, snow-y winter day here. My 5-year-old grandson, Mr. G., was supposed to arrive this morning to spend three days with us while his mommy and daddy attended an out-of-town conference. Following several phone calls this morning our son, Mr. J., called to say that they were not going to travel over the hazardous, snow-packed mountain passes - they cancelled their plans. A few minutes later a tear-y Mr. G. called to talk to me (I think maybe he was hoping I could talk his mom and dad into changing their mind!). We both said we were disappointed but, after a promise that I would talk to Grandpa and see when we could pick him up and bring him here to stay after the weather settles down, he seemed to feel a teeny, tiny bit better. So, my plans have changed for the next few days and I will accomplish some much-needed tasks that would have been put off until another time.


So, today I decided to share a recent gift from a dear friend of mine. She and her hubby were in Victoria, British Columbia recently. While staying at The Empress Hotel she bought a special gift to bring back to me. It is a treasure! The gift bag is wonderful.
In the bag was this beautiful box.

A look inside the box revealed this gorgeous gift.

A wonderful surprise from a very dear friend. I think it's time for a cup of tea. What a treat on a winter day.

I've been tagged to share 4 Things About Me by Katherine at Yellow Rose Arbor . Here is what I'm supposed to share:



FOUR MOVIES WATCHED OVER AND OVER:
1. Sound of Music
2. Sleepless in Seattle
3. The American President
4. You've Got Mail

FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
1. Everett, Washington
2. Bend, Oregon

3. San Francisco, California
4. Astoria, Oregon

FOUR SHOWS I WATCH:
1. Martha Stewart
2. Home Decorating/Improvement

3. Quick Fix Meals With Robin Miller
4. Semi-Homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee

FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN:
1. Mexico
2. Canada
3. Williamsburg, Virginia
4. St. Simons Island, Georgia

FOUR PEOPLE WHO EMAIL ME:
1. Beth (my dear friend from college days)
2. Betty (my former boss and now kindred-spirit friend)
3. My sweet daughter
4. My wonderful son
FOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT:
1. Chocolate
2. Ice cream
3. French toast
4. Beef (pot roast)
FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE:
1. Someplace warm
2. Baja, Mexico (Orphanage/school/clinic)

3. Oaxaca, Mexico (Orphanage/ministry outreach to villages)
4. Any place with my sweetheart, my children and their families

FOUR THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:
1. Spending time with my grandchildren
2. Meeting new friends
3. Getting my home organized
4. Labor Day Weekend camping with sweetheart's siblings/spouses
FOUR PEOPLE TO TAG:
1.
Kathy
2.
Mary
3.
Paula
4. Mimi

Now you know a few more things about me that you didn't know before. A chance to get better acquainted.

14 comments:

  1. Your gift is lovely and I am glad I was able to learn more about you!
    Tara

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  2. I know how disappointed our grand kids are when they plan a big week end at Mimi and Papaws house and then they don't get to come... so I feel for your little one!!
    I love the gift that would certainly make a cup of coffee taste especially good!!!
    I did notice my name amongst your tags so I will go to work on it and try to make my list in the next couple of days...
    Blessings,
    Mimi

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  3. Hi Adrienne! I see you tagged me, what fun! Always fun to learn more about you with these tags:>) Poor Mr. G! I remember what fun grandma's house was, I'm sure he was bitterly disappointed:>(
    Beautiful cup your friend gave you, I love roses and that type of cup is so pretty!

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  4. You have some lovely gifts there! And I enjoyed your lists! Always fun to get to know people a bit better!
    Blessings!
    Melissa

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  5. What a great post!Steve and I love the Bend area!How blessed you are to have lived there...Sharon

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  6. Thanks for coming by. Love your photos and the snow. So sorry your little one was heart broke. I have a 4yr old Gdaughter and they take everything we say and don't forget a promise.
    I love your cup it is beautiful.
    Thanks for your special daughter. It takes people with big hearts to run a place like that. To see it as more than a job.
    Thanks, Brenda

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  7. I found myself talking on the look that my almost 8-year old gets when he becomes disappointed. I haven't seen Mr. G, but I almost think I can picture him. Hey, what did he have to lose getting on that telephone. That's the way I've always been; exhaust all of my options. I'm not a Grandma yet(though I'm old enough), but I'm looking forward to little critters plucking my heartstrings.

    Thanks for sharing, Adrienne. Have a gloriously wonderful day!

    KJ

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  8. Hello, Adrienne! Thank you for visiting my blog. Thank you for the compliment on my pretty Emma. There is yet another one, but I've not put her onto my website.

    Yes,Canby! Our 16 year old grandson's father lives in sweet Canby.

    Stop by again!

    Christine

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  9. What a lovely surprise from your friend. I love the beautiful cup and tea would be especially yummy in it.
    Enjoyed the tag amd getting to know you. I like some of the same things...Martaha, Sandra Lee and french toast to name a few.
    Hope your little grand son is able to visit soon, these are always happy times. Stay warm and cozy...Linda

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  10. Adrienne, thank you for sharing about you & your husband's whirlwind romance!

    I love the tea cup, as I am fond of roses. Have a lovely day! :)

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  11. Oh, I understand the disappointment you felt when your grandson couldn't come right now...it will be extra sweet for the both of you when he DOES come, tho. Aren't they such precious joys? I am so blessed!
    What a beautiful tea cup...just lovely. And the packaging is lovely, too! I have a "thing" for nice shopping bags...I just can't throw them away when they are almost like works of art. That is a great subject for a future posting...my shopping bag collection! :)
    I so enjoyed my visit with you this morning...thanks for coming over my way, too.
    hugs, bj

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  12. I hope your grandson gets to visit you very soon!
    Your new cup is beautiful...I love it!
    Hugs,
    Kelli
    P.s. Thank you for your sweet words about Seasonal Delights. I'm so happy to hear your mom enjoys the White Chili!

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

    I had to comment on this post because I just LOVE your tea mug. I have certain mugs or cups to drink my tea from, same with coffee, they have to be special, because it makes me feel special :)
    enjoy!

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  14. Beautiful tea cup! I have the perfect thing for it - my friend brought me a package of loose tea from the same hotel! Wish we could get together and share!

    Thank you for doing the meme, I enjoy getting to know you better.

    Katherine

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