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3 for 3 challenge!!!!
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penelopes_web tagged me to take the challenge of listing 3 things to be thankful for, for 3 days.
I think I'll keep this simple :)

1_I'm thankful for the little bamboo tongs that keep us from burning our fingers when we remove toast from the toaster oven.
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2_I'm thankful for my iPod which is old and lovely and which helps keep me sane :)
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3_I'm thankful for the little red hobnail tea pot that Lauren and I have used countless times to make soothing cups of Earl Grey tea!
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Tomorrow three more!

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Ha! I really like your list! Great things to be thankful for :)

I'm glad you do!! Thanks for stopping by :)

I really like the tea pot. Is it cast iron?

I'm glad you like the tea pot, I found it in a now defunct little cafe, knew it was ours the minute I saw it, although no, it isn't cast iron, which I imagine it probably should be though to be authentic, just a very hard porcelain.

Lovely, just lovely.

Reminds me of some tv show where one of the museum workers was a girl who worked with the tea service and spent her time doing the Tea Ceremony for patrons and talking about how the patina formed on the pot over the hundreds of years of use.

She was killed because she came out of hiding. Was it a Sherlock or American Sherlock version. Someone hid in a cabinet with her but left and when he got back she was dead

The iPod is gorgeous.

Heard a broadcast yesterday on Crisis of Play in America. Seems that children are over protected and overscheduled in play these days. Swing sets and slides and jungle gyms are being torn down and people are way too letigious and suing everyone all the time and on their cell phones and not playing with their children so children are not learning how to play growing up.

Open, adventurous play where children are socialized and get to know each other and form teams and work together isn't happening. Playgrounds are closing and way over supervised.

There are only 12 Adventure playgrounds in the US now. Soft ground of sand, risky areas where kids can try things and attempt and form, plan, decide, and set goals and work together. May get a little hurt. Supervised from afar. 75 per cent of the parents don't know how to play with their own children; they are on their cell phones. We are reaping what we've sown; computers, cell phones, emails. I'm a product myself.

Where am I? at the gym or walking in the rain? No, I'm sitting here on this uncomfortable chair posting this.

M Lyn



Edited at 2014-08-05 11:37 pm (UTC)

The scene you're remembering is from BBC Sherlock, first season, The Blind Banker, and, actually, reminded me a great deal of Alex as he has a collection of unglazed tea pots, each of which he uses for only one kind of tea, that he has to take care of similarly to the museum woman because they will dry out. Mine is hard glazed and needs very little attention other than to be lovingly used :)

I think my iPod is gorgeous too!!

While Lauren grew up playing at playgrounds, getting scuffed up and all the rest. I sometimes wonder if hers may be the last generation that experienced many of the types of activities we grew up with because even still, I must admit, she did not run nearly as wild as we did when I was young.

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My pleasure. Thank you for getting it going!

For us, it's almost the opposite. Starting several years ago, Lauren and I began drinking tea when she was home from school and then, only in the afternoons while Netflixing first Star Trek; Next Generation, then Star Trek: the Original Series, then Star Trek: Enterprise and now, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We do a couple of episodes a day, a perfect amount of time for our tea ritual. I know that you and yours don't watch TV, but still, I'm sure you can relate

Great list and what a lovely teapot. :)

Thank you and thank you!!

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It's so pretty that I leave it out on the counter at all times especially because it reminds me of Lauren most especially when she isn't home :)

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Things to be thankful for

I just read all three days, backwards, and love all nine of your choices. The tost tongs especially charmed me. I've never seen toast tongs before. Sometimes the simplest things are the most appreciated. A friend of mine just told me about asking his grandmother what of the many improvements and inventions she'd seen in her 92 years she thought was the best. He was asking this question back in the 60's so his grandmother was probably born in the 1860's. She said, "Window screens!" When you think about it - no more flying biting things, a lot less malaria and other insect-borne disease. Yeah, I wouldn't want to give up window screens. FanSee

Re: Things to be thankful for

I'm glad you loved all nine. This was very fun to do. Notice though, from your perspective, back to forward, things go from more complicated to less. I like your friend's grandma's story. I was at my mom-in-law's Ohio house over the last couple of weeks and she still doesn't have screens. Drove me crazy because we never opened the windows while here in California they're open as much as is possible :)


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