Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving # 4

I was going to plant my pansies today but I'll have to do it another day because it's raining.  It's one of those nice gentle rains that sounds so comforting when you're sleeping and the window is open.  I made my Gran's oatmeal cookies, so I hope you have time to stay for a visit and have a cup of tea and a cookie ( or two)

Let's use the red dotted teapot.  It looks so nice on my black tole tray.

A cup for you and a cup for me.  The flowers are from my garden.

I'll pour yours first.

And one for me.

Now let me tell you what I am thankful for today.  Last week we flew to Texas.  I have this habit of fiddling with my ring and as we were walking down the hallway at the airport I suddenly realized the diamond in my ring was gone.  I had just gone to the restroom a couple of minutes earlier and recalled having banged my hand against the door in the stall as I closed it .  So I rushed back hoping that's where it had fallen out.  I wasn't sure exactly which stall I had used, so I randomly picked one and there was my diamond lying on the floor!  It is a very tiny diamond from the engagement ring my husband gave me when we were just college students and had no money, so I was surprised I was even able to see it.   It symbolzes 43 years of marriage and I am very thankful I found it.

Thanks for stopping by today and making a dull day cheerful!

Rhondi xo


  1. Hello Rhondi,
    You were so lucky and good reason to be thankful!!!

  2. Rhondi, thank you for having me for tea this morning. You home is always so beautiful and welcoming. A visit here makes me feel relaxed!
    Glad the diamond was there waiting for you. My husband was in graduate school when we married. He took his wedding band off to wash his hands while at school, walked away without thinking about the band, and when he went back to look there was a sign: Lost something? Enquire at Office ###. Ring recovered. I've always been thankful for that thoughtful person who took the effort to get the ring back to its owner.
    Have a beautiful day, Rhondi. Enjoy some quiet time inside while the rain continues. ~ Sarah

  3. What a lovely way to start the morning!

  4. Hi Rhondi! Love your story, so happy you found it! My mom lost her diamond once, while folding socks, did not find it again till the next fall when she got out a pair of socks to wear, unfolded them and there it was! We can find blessings just about anywhere! LOL! Your tea party has inspired me to have one of my own today. Thank You!

  5. Hi Rhondi,
    I'm so happy to hear you found your diamond...something so precious. What a lovely post.


  6. You know God led you to that stall--how fun to see Him in the small and the big parts of our day--and losing your diamond is no small thing. It is so good to stop and remember and thank! I'm loving your thanksgiving posts and your wonderful photos! Good shot of the tea pouring! :-) And loving this rain!

  7. Oh my!!! wonderful you found your diamond!! What a blessing. Thanks for the tea!

  8. Thank you so very much for the beautiful cup of tea! You are so very lucky to still have beautiful flowers. I've been out in the cold wind gatherin' seeds for next spring before I clean out the beds. It's gonna get down in the 20's tonight...I am very thankful for a nice warm home to come inside to.

    God bless you sweetie and have just an amazing day!!!

  9. So lovely. I just love the red & blue together. Yum!

  10. Wow! Good that you noticed the diamond missing in time to go back and look. And then to find it still there is a praise. Similar thing happened to me a couple years back. We think the ring slipped off as I pushed a sweet grandchild's swing in her backyard. We combed the yard, but the ring did not show up until the following summer's bright sunshine. Felt undressed for 6 months without it. I'm glad you found yours. And thank you for the lovely tea and cookie. It is always a treat to visit with you.

  11. I loved coming to tea and having you tell me about finding your diamond. That is so wonderful that you were able to locate it. My band has 5 little diamonds in it and Don gave me mine 44 years ago so I know how special it is to you.

  12. Mmmm, hot tea and cookies sound heavenly Rhondi! I am cooling my heels at the college library waiting for hubby to get out of class. It's a cold, rainy night and your pretty red and blue dishes make me wish I were home right now relaxing! So glad you found your diamond. What a miracle!

  13. Hi Rhondi,

    Thank you for your lovely and inspirational post. It was meant to be that God led you to the place where you lost your diamond.
    Your photographs are lovely and yes I would love to have a cup of tea and a yummy cookie with your today.

  14. Goodness me Rhondi, how wonderful that you found the diamond. You do have reason to be thankful!

  15. I loved having tea with you today! And your ring story touched my heart deeply - I have one to share sometime. I love the way God cares about the little things that mean so much to us.

  16. I just love your Teapot! Oh the tray, the teacup! All is so pretty! I am so glad you found your diamond!


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