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3 for 3 challenge!!!!

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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film102
Aug. 5th, 2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
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)
gaeln
Aug. 6th, 2014 04:36 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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