Thursday, November 29, 2012

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

I'm doing something a little different today -- linking up to "pretty, happy, funny, real", hosted by Like Mother Like Daughter. Auntie Leila had surgery over Thanksgiving weekend and is home recovering now. LMLD has been a huge inspiration to me as a mother/homemaker. I often search through the archives for advice when I need it. The tagline: "Because it's important to maintain the collective memory." So true!

{pretty}
This is my "Auntie Leila" teapot. I think it's really pretty. 


{happy}
Auntie, I hope this warm cup of cyber tea makes you happy!

{funny}

I heard this joke last week and it made me think of the kind of jokes that kids make up on the spot. You know -- the kind we parents have to fake laugh for over and over again, until suddenly the whole scene IS funny and the laughter turns from forced to real!

MATH PROBLEM: If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof? 

ANSWER: Purple -- because aliens don't wear hats!

{real}

I really hope you get well soon.
And THANK YOU for inspiring me to capture the context of contentment in everyday life!

Love and prayers,
Adriana

14 comments:

  1. That was super sweet! I'm sure she loved that :)

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  2. I am the same way- I love searching the archives of LMLD- whenever I have a question like Where should I start my cleaning? (the bedroom!), she has an answer

    this was a sweet post and I'm sure she will be touched

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    1. I was introduced to LMLD by a friend who referred to Auntie Leila as her "cyber mentor". Of course I was intrigued! After a year or so of following the blog I can say honestly that I feel the same way. :)

      Something else, I'm glad you stopped by because I've been meaning to tell you, I visited your blog a few weeks ago. I was trying to learn more about the Russian Orthodox faith. I've been writing a long series about the influence of the Bible in classic literature. Since I just finished Anna Karenina, the Orthodox Church and traditions are front and center right now. If you ever have a chance to drop by for one of my Sunday posts, I'd be honored to receive any insights you have. :)

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  3. Awww, this is so sweet! Speaking as Auntie Leila's daughter, I can affirm that that definitely is an Auntie Leila sort of tea pot. :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Deirdre. :)
      Last year, my husband dropped the lid to the teapot I received as a wedding gift (and had used almost daily up to that point). For months, we searched online for a replacement lid to no avail. Then one day I was on LMLD and I saw your mother's teapot. I hinted to my husband that I'd LOVE to have one like Auntie Leila's. (Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery, of course.) I think he did a really good job!

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  4. Thank you so much for your lovely post about my daughter. We were so worried but now she is on the mend. Thanks be to God.

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    1. Yes, He is good.
      Continued prayers & blessings to all!

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  5. This is a very sweet & thoughful post...I'm sure you have expressed the sentiments of many; me included! I liked your cyber tea (it made me happy).

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    1. If only we could all enjoy tea together in person!
      I enjoyed my visit to your blog today. :)

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  6. I'm gonna tell that joke today.

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  7. Aw, thanks for the get well message, Adriana! You are a dear! This really touched me. God bless you!

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    1. You're very welcome! Still praying for your recovery. Take care! :)

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