Saturday, July 07, 2018

teabloom party for five . . .

So, bear with me. Here I am nearly two weeks out from surgery, but still have no use of my right arm/hand. Which means typing is a joy. Not! The easiest way for me to do this was to use my speech to text on my phone, and email it to myself so I could cut and paste it into my blog. LOL!

All in all, though, I'm recovering well and feeling good. Jocelyn and her girls paid me a visit this week and that was such happy medicine! We had a tea party (of course), with a lovely new teapot and tea from a new-to-me company called TeaBloom. 

When I updated/freshened up my blog, I spent a good deal of time checking/adding links and content on my All Things Tea page. Evidently it must have caught the attention of online merchandisers, because TeaBloom contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to try their products and add their link to the tea page. Of course!

Pre-surgery I shared a pic of a pretty glass butterfly....which graced the lid of the teapot I chose....the Wings of Love teapot.

Isn't it pretty? I knew the grandgirls would love it! It came with two blooming flower teas, but it also has a pretty glass infuser for loose teas. 
I showed the ball of tea to Evey and Ellie and they wondered over it and sniffed it (and it had a wonderful 'bouquet')....but let's face it. It was a brown ball and nothing special. 
Until you added hot water. 
The girls were captivated watching it unfurl into a beautiful flower! I have to admit I was pretty captivated, too. 
Not only was it pretty tea, it was tasty tea!  It was a light green tea, but very full flavor and bright. A nice pick-me-up tea! (Plus, it could be re-steeped with fresh hot water.) I highly recommend TeaBloom for their teas and tea wares.  

Even Edith Rose thought it was delicious! And don't let her diminutive size fool you ... girl knows what she wants and she wanted her own cup of tea!

Mind you....neither Jocelyn nor I managed to get any other pics of the girls. My brain was still muddled from surgery. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

No stitching yet...but I do go back to work Monday. I'm doing a lot of blog reading, just not so much commenting/typing. My PT is going well and the therapist tells me I have great range of motion. All positive things! The sling comes off July 30th. I *am* counting days (and it *will* be a JOY)!

Happy tea-drinking and happy weekend!


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Needled Mom said...

Your tea party sounds like the perfect pick me up. Loved seeing the little one trying the tea. I hope the healing continues to go well, albeit slow. :-(

Janet O. said...

Fascinating tea product--and I do love the butterfly teapot!

Sounds like Edith Rose is going to be a strong woman! :)

Oh, be careful after taking off that sling, my friend. Here I am 3 1/2 months after surgery still having issues--even though I was told from the start that I had great range of motion. Apparently I overused my arm early on, even though I was following instructions on how much weight I could lift.
And then there were times when I accidentally tweaked it, tripping or being graceful in a number of other ways.
I have had to go back to wearing the sling at times to remind myself that I am still healing. I wish you a smoother time!!

Lyndsey said...

I'm with Edith Rose, tea is a great pick me up and so refreshing. Having learnt that at such a young age she will go far in life. My tea cupboard is well stocked with all sorts of teas for different occasions and moods. It's great to hear your PT is going well. It does take time to heal but will be well worth it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I can't wait till my granddaughter is old enough to have a tea party. My daddy and I used to have tea parties (with cinnamon toast). Special memories. Hope you keep healing well.

Pamela said...

Hope you heal quickly! Your tea looks very interesting.

Kate said...

That's such a pretty tea pot. I've never heard of a tea ball, it's gorgeous! Hope you continue to feel good and heal.