Thursday, March 20, 2014

along came a spider and sat on her tea

Bloggers are just great people, aren't they?  I know this because I am, in fact, a blogger.

We're humble, too.  Well, some of us are.

It's actually happened to me a couple of times now...all I do is shamelessly hint mention in passing that I covet love or am interested in what another blogger is blogging about, and she sends it to me!

I know lots of you know Sweet-a Rita over at Soul Comfort's Corner.  She does lots of beautiful artsy stuff with all kinds of cool supplies that I would have no clue how to even begin to use.  She also has a beautiful cat named Karma.

I know some of you question my love for cats after reading about my own damn cat.  But I really DO like cats.  Especially other people's cats.  Because they don't live here and I don't have to feed them.  But if they bite me (which some do) then I pretty much don't like them.  And can you really blame me?

No, I don't think you can.

I also love not having to take other people's cats to the vet.


Anyway, Rita did a post about a tea club to which she belongs.  Rita is an avid coffee drinker (I am not) but she also dabbles in tea.  I told her of my interest in learning about loose teas, along with their health benefits, and just like magic!  I got some tea in the mail!  She sent me a lovely assortment of pre-bagged teas as well as some loose teas.  She was also kind enough to send me some disposable filters and a "sword" to dangle the filters over my mug.

I was dumb enough to lose my sword.

It was probably a seppuku sword in a previous life, and with no samurai to disembowel, it plummeted off the countertop and into the garbage can while I wasn't looking.  You know it did.

But no worries!  I'm simply using an old shish-ka-bob skewer and it works just fine.

Rita sent me a lovely hand-made card along with a hand-written letter!  I think that was my favorite part.  In our world of computers and e-mail, I can't tell you how nice it was to get something hand-written!

Doesn't she have lovely handwriting?

Now I'm sure you're wondering about the spider part of this post.  I know lots of you also know Karen over at the Feral Turtle.  She's hilarious.  She's also been on a spider-making rampage as of late, and they're awesome.  And I don't even like spiders.  But hers have personality and are not terror-inducing.

She asked when my birthday was so she could send me one.  She also said I could lie about it in case it was a long way off.  My birthday is actually next month!  She's up in that Canada place, so she figured she'd better get it sent out so it would get here in time.  I love early birthday presents.  :)

She also asked what color I liked and I said red.  We're kindred spirits in that we're both Battlestar Galactica freaks (well, I'm definitely a freak).  I have a secret girl-crush on #6.  So she named my spider #6.

Girl Crush #6:


Spider #6:

Isn't she beautiful?  Either one.

I also got a hand-made card from Karen.  And a shampoo bar!  Apparently my hair stinks and she can smell it all the way up there.

#6 wanted a tea sampling, so she crawled into the basket.  Her legs look a little wonky there.  She may have slipped on some wine on her way in.

Well, that about wraps things up for now!  Thanks a million to Rita and Karen...two wonderful blog friends!

And as Karen would say, "Cheers!!"


  1. You get all this cool stuff cause you're so cool! Seriously, you have a way of making everyone you talk to feel important.

  2. I'm way up here in Canada, too. I'd like to send you some snow. You may even choose to make tea with it.

  3. Rita is one of the best people in the world. Write back to her.


  4. First of all I don't even think I remember how to write, even if I did my handwriting is atrocious! What wonderful boggy friends you have! My 2 youngest daughters are acid tea drinkers, they have tea parties all of the time! They even make little tea sandwiches and cookies. The spider is super cool looking!

  5. Awesome! I love Karens spiders I've not met Rita but I'm not a coffee drinker either but tea I practically have an I.V. feeding it constantly. Lucky lady :)

  6. Yay you got it. I think the post office people like you better!! I am a tea freak too. Now I will have to jump on my snowplow and head over to Rita's! Cheers! (ah those great Canadian winters)

  7. Slipped ON some wine, or slipped IN some wine? I hope you do not find that sword in the seat cushions of your couch - accidentally. It's Friday so I'll go drink some tea, then later buy an ice cream cake and slip in some wine.

  8. Wow. I think we are twins separated at birth. Other than the fact I'm old enough to be your mom and you're better looking. But I love Battlestar Galactica too! OMG....that was a fabulous series. And #6? FAGETABOUTIT! She's a knockout (oops. age showing) Anyway, loved this post and now I'm going over to check out these too gals blogs.

    1. Great show...kinda weird ending, but that's okay. I've probably watched it at least 5 times all the way through (I have all the DVDs). And #6??? WHOA! She's KILLER!!

  9. Life is tough, times are hard.. here's your gall darned birthday card! Happy Birthday!

  10. I hope you don't get a reputation from hanging out with the loose teas.

  11. Handwritten letters! Treats in your actual mailbox! Itsy bitsy spider beauty...what fun! Your coolness factor is through the roof!

  12. Does that bump me way down the list due to the lack of gifts that arrived in your mailbox from me? How would you like a sign for your new bathroom that said, "wipe"? :)

  13. The handwriting is so regular and so beautiful, like a work of art in itself. The spider is sassy and sexy... Two words I never thought I'd associate with spider someday! And welcome to the beautiful world of tea-drinkers.

  14. Have I mentioned that I love your house? I'd love to have that house. Gee. I hope you're feeling generous. I'll trade you a handmade card, made by my hands, in exchange for ........ ah nuts. nevermind.

  15. I'm not a hot tea drinker, but what a lovely gift! Sorry you lost your sword...but seriously...can you not string some pretty beads on that skewer and cute it up a bit??!! LOL! Lucky you to get a spider from Karen!! She is awesomely obsessed with them!

  16. OMG! You are so sweet--and so welcome! I think that skewer works really wonderfully, actually. I'm glad you found something that works. Aren't those bags a hoot!
    And the spiders! I don't normally like spiders, but she makes the cutest ones I have ever seen. :)
    I agree. Our blog friends are the best.

  17. What cool blog friends you have there! We drink coffee and tea. Both for the caffeine of course.

  18. Love Karen's spiders!! And how sweet of Rita to send you some teas. Bloggers are the best!

  19. Original Battlestar Gallactica. One word: Apollo. It's how I knew I wasn't gay growing up. Starbuck wasn't too shabby, either.


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