Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Million Wishes...

I have to say that I have a lot of hope in the Lord. I guess a person shouldn't start their day unless they have some kind of hope. You think you are getting ahead and then something happens to make you take two steps back. You re-group and you wonder how in the world are we going to get around this?What do you do to ease the stress?

I LOVE Tea-Time Tuesday with the ladies! It gives me a chance to search the web for favorites that I like to share. The tea set above is my favorite for today. And check out the music box! You can have them done in your pattern. Good idea for those that have a chipped cup or saucer that you just don't want to throw out. It's still put to good use this way. There were lamps, night lights, sconces, and many other suggestions in using your favorite tea cup and saucer pattern. I think that's pretty creative.

This pattern was another favorite! I love the beautiful color and softness of the flowers. I think I would mix and match these two patterns. Although they are different flower patterns, the colors compliment each other. I don't know ladies. I'm not the expert; is there a rule you have to go by?

And of course I had to throw some blue in for my favorites. I'm making a million wishes today! I especially love the tea pots! The style has so much grace.

I have been experiencing a lot of ups and downs lately. One moment I'm ahead and the next moment I'm wondering what happened. We finally get ahead for once, so I think I'm going to take this time to do some things for me. We ladies never think of doing things for ourselves because we always want to do for others. But I take this time to get my eyes checked because I wanted to get contacts, have a breast exam because I hadn't had one in 10 years, and get my teeth worked on.

So I'm at the eye doctor and he's putting new contacts in my eyes. My right eye gets really red, but he says "well, I've irritated your eye, but take these and try them out for about a week and come back to see me." I can't even put them in my eyes because my eye is so red for about three/four days. Then I finally am able to try them. They are dailies; I put them in the morning and take them out at night. Easy, right...Everything was going great! Then about the third morning, I wake up and my eyes are so BLOOD RED! I mean I really looked like the devil! I could still see though, but my eyes were painful. So it seems like I had some kind of reaction to the contact or maybe the solution. I had to do eye drops and wash my eyes with this scrubbing pad, and blah, blah, blah... Now I'm not wearing contacts...

And get this...in the meantime, I'm at my husband's family's house (during the time our niece had brain surgery)...After having good check-ups with the dentist, I brake a couple of teeth...snapped off right at the gum line. (The teeth holding a bridge.) In the 20 years that I've had the bridge, I've NEVER used that side for biting.  I was offered a piece of licorice; I took it and bit down on it. VOILA! A bad choice. I have been waiting for over a month to get that repaired. I was set up for oral surgery and was never hearing from the surgeons office. So after about a month I called them; they said that the surgeon had been killed. TRAGIC!! A "friend" had murdered him. I cried for days about that. He was such a nice man. No one had called me, and thank you  LORD that I called them. I was starting to get an infection and wanted to know what to do. So I had to take antibiotics. I am now waiting to see another surgeon. Just keep me in your prayers that things will go well with that.

I am not complaining!! And I hope I didn't ruin your teatime. Things happen in this world. My hope is in the Lord!! As I teach my granddaughters, patience is a virtue. I'm being patient, it's just that in the meantime I can't smile very big. And thank GOD I found a couple of real good reading glasses. BUT good news! My breast exam came back negative. So with lots of hope and lots of patience...things are happening!

Here's to your health!

Go see Martha at Martha's Favorites. She'll put you in a good mood.
Terri at Artful Affirmations has some lovely tea sets to share with you.


  1. Brenda, there are a few things I can relate to, like contacts. I wore them for 13 years but was always losing them so I went back to glasses. I broke a tooth several years ago but still haven't gotten it fixed. I won't go on but wanted to let you know that you haven't ruined my day. I understand. I hope and pray that things will continue to get better for you. We women are as you say better givers than takers. God bless you and have a great day!


  2. oh I forgot to say that I love your pictures especially the one about using the teacup for a music box.

  3. Awww Brenda. I hope things get better for you. It seems everything comes at once. Your dishes are so pretty. I'm not an expert, however I think mixing patterns is great. Thanks for visiting and good luck with PicMonkey. Blessings, Linda

  4. Oh my gosh, what a run of bad luck! Hope everything turns around for you. That's absolutely terrible about your dentist.

    Mixing patterns is so much fun! So many lovely photos of different china! God Bless, ~Michelle

  5. Lovely china! You have shared some exquisite styles.

    I am so sorry about the many things that have happened lately to you and your friends. I do hope this turns around and you start seeing many things working out easily...wouldn't that be nice : ) I would like that too!

  6. Happy Tea Time, Brenda.... I always love visiting you on Tuesdays!!!!! Sorry about the hard times... Unfortunately, as you said, we ALL go through ups and downs in life... Sad --but true...

    Prayers for you...

  7. Hello Brenda...
    You won the tea cup in my Joyful July Giveaway!!!!
    Yay for you!!!!
    send my your address and I will happily ship her to you : )
    e-mail button on the right side of my blog.

  8. Congratulations Brenda!!! What a happy gift for your troubles. Something to look forward to amidst the turmoil. A little draw of the name let's you know Heaven is with you in all of this. And all will be fine.

    Love you, friend,
    Marianne xox

  9. Bless your heart! So many terrible things at once. Just know that you are going through a valley right now, but that you are not alone. Also know that I am lifting you up in prayer!

  10. Hi Brenda, my you've had your share of trials lately. I'm so sorry but hope things are settling down now and that you can get your teeth fixed soon. I don't like the dentist at all and dread almost every bite of food I eat for fear of breaking a tooth. On a change of topic, I like the beautiful tea cups in the first photos. The pattern is so delicate. Also the rose pattern is very pretty. Have a good weekend coming up. I'm away for a bit. A new grand baby to visit. :) Blessings, Pamela