a convergence of tea time thoughts for ladies



4th generation perfumer

I love this man- Jean Paul Guerlain, for all his perfume achievements in his life. He brought so much luxury and joy to others in the form of his perfumes. Habit Rouge is such a favorite of mine. I have 2 empty bottles on my shelf from years past. It’s time to wear it again. I love it.
I posted this in July 2010, and I  just have to replay it. The best part of his talk is the strawberry pie his mom ordered for his birthday the day the germans came to evict everyone from the apartment building.

Spring hen photos


ImageI took the
QC supply Hanging Tube Poultry Waterer down for the winter, and got  it back up and running yesterday.  The hens went to it right away the minute I hooked it up.  I give them water in buckets too, besides the chicken nipple Waterer, but if I’m late on filling the water buckets, they will not run out of fresh water.

One of the nipples was missing, so luckily I had extra.  The red part was attached, but the silver part was out.  It was easy to fix.  With pliers, I pulled out the red part.  The black rubber ring was still intact, so after pulling out the red plastic, I inserted another red plastic/with metal thing.  I pushed it up for a snug fit against the rubber ring.  All fixed!  I don’t know how to link one post to another, so if you want to see the post on the nipple Waterer, it’s on august 6, 2013





Look at this squash soup!

Look at this squash soup!     When this comes out of my garden, I will make this luscious squash soup and serve  it in drinking glasses like the photo shows.   I’m having trouble with getting the links to the recipe and photo of squash soups… anyway, there are a lot of squash soups recipes online.   A few years ago, I froze batches and batches of tomato soup.  They were pretty good in the months to come, and I added squash to those batches.

territorial winter buttercup kabocha squash

The squash soup in drinking glasses  from the link is just what I will make when the winter buttercup kabocha squash is ready. I only have one seedling that germinated of this squash, so I better baby it and make sure I don’t plant it too soon; don’t want it to freeze.

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plastic pots washed out for transplanting

Time to transfer little plants to bigger pots

Time to transfer little plants to bigger pots.  They just got hosed out.  I learned the hard way that the pots must be clean, or you contaminate the new plant, so now I keep the pots clean.


2 hens probably going in to lay an egg

2 hens probably going in to lay an egg

“She’s taking way too long in there… I got to lay my egg!”

Parsley plant


        I had a good parsley  salad from this parsley plant.  Can’t wait to get this big parsley plant outdoors, but I have to wait till May, when it won’t freeze over night.  It’s a flat parsley that I started from seeds.   The little paper came off the stick and I don’t know where I got the parsley seeds from.   I started this plant from seeds, I think it was back in  October, or November.  It is kept  under the fluorescent lights indoors.  That is how it grew so big.


Ephesians chapter 6


This  is the last chapter of the book of Ephesians.  Even though I’m taking a chapter a day this week, usually I stay in one chapter for three days or longer.  I can’t absorb all of one chapter in one day, because there is so much to pounder on in any given chapter.  It was about 2 years ago that I started to read the bible portions over and over, and more slowly, which helped me a lot.  By reading it slowly, it stays in my thoughts, and I can concentrate on what I’ve read.


The armor of God,


Pray for Paul


Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Ephesians 6:2-3.


Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Ephesians 6:11


And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.  Ephesians 6:19, 20


        Tychicus, a beloved brother, is sent by Paul to tell them all about how it goes with Paul.  Tychicus comforts the Christian’s hearts (verse 22).   Thank God for the christian friends that were a comfort to us over the years.   That is the kind of friend I want to be.

        We can’t pray for Paul anymore, but we can pray for people to want Jesus for their Saviour, and to understand their need for a Saviour.  Most people don’t think they are sinners, and they don’t think they need Jesus Christ to clear them of  sin.  I think a lot of people are shocked and hurt when they die.  We can’t bring them from the dead to tell us about it, but if a person isn’t trusting in Jesus to get them to heaven, then they are  most likely, shocked and hurt when they leave this world.

        The armor of God in this chapter (6:10-18) has always been very special to me.  I had it all memorized at one time, but  I don’t think I can get it word perfectly as I used to.   The  armor of God  shows us a lot we need to know, like in verse 16.  Satan hates christians and he wants to destroy a christian in any way he can.  Satan wants to ruin  a christian’s   life.  That is what I see in this verse.   “Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” Ephesians 6:16.   The fiery darts of the wicked are meant to destroy a christen’s belief in God too.

 “Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” Ephesians 6:16.      

         I hope you get a lot of out the book of Ephesians  as you read through it.  Thank God for it!  We don’t have to go on to eternity with stupidity.  God left us his Word for understanding things.


(June 28, 2011). Search by Verse TM Bible King James Version: [Kindle Fire version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com.


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