Category Archives: Steeped Thoughts

Lemwiches and Lamentations


Is it possible to calculate the number of conscious choices a person makes each day starting from the first waking moment….to hit snooze or not? How many choices are made out of habit? Would those really be conscious habits or … Continue reading

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Cookies, Yolks and Modification


Well, someone has been out of the kitchen too long! Crazy time tonight (after getting home at 10:00 from a wonderful production at the community theater)! A new recipe was picked up somehow between going to the show and coming … Continue reading

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A Special Photo Op: Girls at Tea


On a fun Sunday afternoon, I staged a tea party with my daughter and two friends to do a photo shoot. The pictures were used for a slide show presentation I was doing about tea etiquette. We took pictures of … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Mission


I don’t remember when or even how I acquired the decoupaged poem that has watched over me through the years as it hung in my kitchens. In case you can’t read the photo to the left, the plaque reads: “A … Continue reading

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Sage Advice


A worn plaque aged with wisdom emits two emotions: loss and comfort. Clara was a shining light of Christian faith and gone without warning. Our first church ministry in the small Alabama town had only begun, but bonds had been quickly formed. … Continue reading

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Did you know? Teas are graded by leaf si


Did you know? Teas are graded by leaf size. BOP stands for broken orange pekoe and is one of the smaller sizes that is used in tea bags.

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The Subject of Tea: an endless learning


Even as I type this blog, The Five on Fox News is claiming Rep. Joe Walsh ranted because he had too much tea! Tea is discussed and related to a variety of aspects of life. This morning I had the … Continue reading

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Bumpy Things


How “Bumpy Things” got its name I feel a bit like Just So Stories’s author, Rudyard Kipling, but only a bit.  There are no animals involved!  One day my son, Corban, then three, begged me to make some bumpy things.  … Continue reading

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T minus 15


It is now the fourth time I am trying to post a blog today…and it is already tomorrow!!!!  Three times now, my wonderful, top notch literary work has disappeared into the emailsphere cyberspace. Had a bitter sweet time today at … Continue reading

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