And Then the Post Thanksgiving Malaise Begins

Maybe you don't get it but I do.  The post Thanksgiving malaise. That feeling that all the fun is about to end.  Back to reality.  I feel out of sorts. At loose ends. Silly, I know, but it happens almost every year.  No matter how wonderful the holiday has been --and this year was tops---it just signals to me that another Thanksgiving is in the bank and we are on to the hustle and bustle of the upcoming Christmas season. I love for Thanksgiving to linger.  It is perhaps my favorite … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday—My Favorite View

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Teapot Tuesday

Teapot Tuesday continues this week with a lovely little floral number.  Nothing says "welcome to the tea party" like this pretty pot!  Sit down and enjoy a cup with me!!!   “In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem. Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea. Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit. Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a … [Read more...]

Blessing Bag To Go

I used to carry bags of goodies around in my car to give to those folks I might happen upon who were standing at intersections asking for help.  I kind of got out of the habit and the other day I saw a woman with a cardboard sign and I had nothing.  I resolved then and there to rectify that problem and always have something in my car to hand out the window to anyone I passed that might be a little bit down on their luck. I know that not everyone who has a cardboard sign has the story that the … [Read more...]

Idioms all Over the Place

Idioms.   Funny word but one that carries with it a lot of great images in my mind.  Today please join me as I share a few of my favorites.   Feel free to add your own in the comments---I would love to hear what your favorites are!  If you forgot what an idiom is here is what Wikipedia says is the definition:  a combination of words that has a figurative meaning owing to its common usage.  Actions speak louder than words. Blood is thicker than water. Cut to the chase. Drastic times … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Teapot Tuesday—Seaside Style

Doesn't it amaze you at how many different variations of teapots there are?  I am sure if you never really looked for teapots you would have no idea but for me it is like a treasure hunt every time I am in a store with options. This cutie by one of my new favorites (Cardew Designs) reminds me of warmer days and sunny beaches.  Not a bad image to have when the winter chill is starting to blow in.   “What part of confidante has that poor teapot played ever since the kindly plant was … [Read more...]

My Alma Mater Made the News

Seems there was controversy brewing in New Concord, Ohio around a picture that used to hang in the lobby of John Glenn High School in memory of a beloved teacher who died years ago in front of her classroom of students.  No matter where you weigh in on the place of "religious art" in public places this story touched many alumni and friends of the school. I followed this story and knew that the end was near.  The picture no longer hung in the lobby area but in the administration area where it … [Read more...]

Razor Sharp

Not long ago I made a discovery.   One that many of you ladies out there already have mastered but one that in my altered state of early morning fog with too little coffee surging through my veins had to be re-learned.Shaving is much more effective and efficient if you take the little plastic protector off of the razor in advance.  Yep---that was me.  Wondering why the razor was not cutting through the forest on my legs.  Upon closer inspection I discovered that that pesky little plastic guard … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday Plus a Bonus—Tea with the Queen!

It's Teapot Tuesday here on It's Just Life and today I am highlighting a recent acquisition thanks to blogger friend Katybeth who blogs over at Odd Loves Company.  She, being the wonderful person that she is, helped an older friend recently with an estate sale to get some of her possessions whittled down.   Katybeth posted various pictures on her Facebook page of things that were being sold and lo and behold there were a couple of teapots.   Imagine that! Emails flew back and forth, prices … [Read more...]