Thursday, September 24, 2015

MY DAY


Every morning I make a jar of "refrigerator tea".  Know what that is?  Years ago a friend of mine in Chicago told me about this tea.  Everyone who has ice tea at my house agrees it's really good.



In a plastic or glass container put 1/4 cup sugar, and little hot filtered tap water to melt the sugar.  Then fill with hot filtered tap water add a family size teabag and put in the refrigerator.  A few hours later you have beautiful amber colored sweet tea.


I had several errands to run so the first stop was the little Bistro in Old Town Monrovia. 
 The cook greeted me as usual.  He's the silent type.  In fact he looked "stoned"....Oh yes, he literally is stone...HaHa

 A vanilla latte was just what I needed to go over my lists and make sure I didn't forget any stops or items.   Got home and did forget to get the yarn at Michaels,  Oh well, I got everything else done.


When I got home and went out on the balcony to water my plants, I saw that my Creeping Charlie is blooming.  That doesn't happen very often.

And while Charlie is blooming, Miss Spider plant is having babies.  Today I counted 18.  What's a mother to do with that many kids.  She just lets them "hang around"...tee~hee.


Our Women's Tuesday Morning Bible Study started this week and I am a group leader for a few of the gals.  My main goal is to be an encourager to them and so today I made them little Memory verse cards they can carry in their purse for a handy way to have them close by to work on.  I put it on a ring, and each week will add a new verse.  Found this cute paper at Michaels.

What did your Thursday look like?

25 comments:

  1. Oooo - the tea looks so refreshing and what a beautiful colour.
    Your plants certainly are flourishing. The spider plant and her babies remind me a bit of the huge crinolines we wore on stage when we were performing period pieces. They had evenly spaced stays like your plant does and had a dangly swing about them.
    My Thursday involved a funeral, but it was a lovely celebration of a colleague who was 97 years young. And it was such a beautiful, sunny day that I didn't want to leave the church grounds. And then I went out for sushi after - yum!

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    1. Good morning. Ice doesn't dilute it and they makes it nice. Oh yes, I do remember crinolines. Starched to high heaven.
      Sorry about your loss, but how wonderful to celebrate the life of one who has lived and loved for 97 years. I've never had sushi....???

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  2. I spent my Thursday in the memory care unit where the carpets are being ripped up and reinstalled. Suffice it to say, it was an interesting day. Not much exciting to report this time.

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    1. Some days are like that. I'm so glad we were able to share coffee and life on fb this early morning. We must do that again.

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    2. Yes, we must.
      Thanks for being a friend.
      :0)

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  3. that tea sounds lovely, its not something we drink here very oftenn,
    sounds like you had such a nice day and I never ever knew Creeping Charlie bloomed, wow, and congrats on the spider babies, lol

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    1. It's been so hot lately ice tea has been a welcome drink. We are not much into soda's.
      I think Charlie has only bloomed 2 or 3 times in the many years I have had him. Love those spider babies...so glad they are not real spiders. HAHA

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  4. I wrote out some recipes for my gluten free meeting on Saturday . I am making Gluten free Chocolate dipped mini Pumpkin Madeleines & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mini pound cakes !!! The perfect mini bites !!! It's all about pumpkin spice this month !!! I also made some tea in my fruit infusion pitcher ...I added blueberries and lemon in the center..muddled it and added 1green tea bag and 1 Hibiscus tea bag and then let it steep in the refrigerator ...It was sooo refreshing !!! I love sweet tea too !!! When I was growing up we would make a big gallon jug with tea bags, sugar , & water and set it out in the sun all day ...Summer time Sun Sweet tea !!!!

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    1. I have a friend and a SIL that have to be Gluten free. I'm amazed the delicious meal they can make.

      Yes, I guess Southern CA...is South.. and we love our sweet tea. Mine isn't as sweet as some I've tasted..but nevertheless, sweet.

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  5. Hmmmm...that tea sounds good. I must give it a try. Thank you for the directions.

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    1. It's so easy, and so good. When we lived up north I made sun tea. But our balcony is so shady, it's hard to do.

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  6. One of the things I like best about living in the south is that everybody serves sweet tea. I had forgotten about Creeping Charlies, I use to grow them.

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    1. I've always like sweet tea....but then I love sweet salad dressings, sweet and sour pork, sweet BBQ sauce....I guess I'm just a sweetie...hahaha

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  7. I love Monrovia - use to work there back in the late 90's. I love their little town.

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    1. It's one of the delightful place I enjoy since we moved to Baldwin Park. It's very close, and a darling little town as you say. This weekend there is an Art Festival at the Library grounds. They do fun things.

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  8. Thanks for the tea recipe, and I think I will go make a green tea latte right now with my Tassimo, you put me in the mood with your latte.

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    1. It so simple and takes about 5 min. or less. Yes a green tea latte sounds good too.

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  9. My goodness, your plants are thriving.
    Wish Dave liked sweet tea. I usually make unsweetened a lot when the temps have been so hot here.
    Yesterday and today we seem to have gone in circles.
    Smog test was in the plan but their "no appointment necessary" didn't work. They were booked up until closing then lots of piddling errands, went to pick up some meds at Kaiser and the Dr. hadn't ordered them. So no luck there either.
    Today we had an 8:30AM appointment for an oil change and then our Smog test.
    Got there and the guy said their machine was broken. He didn't know when it would be fixed.
    Plan B or C...went to another place. Had to be a Star Certified place because the car is so old.
    PTL, got right in, walked to McDonalds and had some breakfast. Went back the car was ready and we passed.
    So all is not lost.
    Helping at Celebrate Recovery tonight. Busy day.
    I posted a few photos from Apple Hill on my blog. Getting antsy to go there.

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    1. Those smog test..yuk...but necessary. Glad plan B and C worked out, and breakfast at MacDonald's isn't too bad. Glad you car passed. Our cars are old too.

      I will go to your blog and drool over your Apple Hill pictures...it's not that far away Sue....Yippee.

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  10. That latte looks wonderful! I need to do what you do and stop somewhere fun just for me while I run errands! Seems like I just jump into the list.

    That mama spider looks like her babies are hanging on her apron strings...haha.... your plants looks wonderful...loving that balcony!

    Love the verses on the rings...what a cute idea...

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    1. That stop at the Bistro was an afterthought. Wasn't on my list, But when I left the bank I had to drive right past it, and I saw empty tables in front..may a quick turn and found a park. It was the best part of my day. You must do that sometime. The rest of the errands went well, as I could still taste that latte. I think the gals will like the Memory Verse Cards....I've done that before when I was teaching.

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  11. I have never heard of making tea that way but I am going to try that first thing in the morning. Down here we make Sun Tea which is good but it sours easily.
    Loved following your day! Your plants are really giving it their all, aren't they??

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  12. Looks like a lovely day. My son has been begging me to make iced tea. We always had tea in the fridge when I was growing up, but I've never made it for my kids. I might have to give this a try. I like the idea of the verses to encourage the ladies. If Jingles was around, there would be no more spider babies around. She loves to eat fresh new shoots on plants. :)

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  13. My Mom had one of those plants. The bistro looks nice, I bet the patio is inviting on these nice fall days.

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