It is raining and will be raining today, the weather report states. The birds are all chirping outside my window gathering seeds between showers. My chickens are out in their yard scratching the muddy ground in search for a tasty bug hibernating for the winter. There is a sense of peacefulness in the house, I think I will have a cuppa tea. I rarely use my Country Roses China, instead reaching for a coffee mug but today I think it will lift my spirits to sip from a dainty cup. I would serve tea to company in these beautiful cups, so why not just for me?
I bought my first piece of Royal Daulton as a memento of my first trip to England. I love England and would like to return someday.
My thoughts return to the months I spent there. Infact it was this month in 1989 that I lived there. I remember walking into this china shop and immediately loved the delicate roses with gold trimmed cups sitting elegantly on the shelf. I could not afford a whole set but vowed to get more someday. I have added to my collection over the years and now they sit in a glass cupboard displayed nicely in my diningroom. There is something special about drinking tea from a fancy cup. Reflecting back on my history and appreciating where my life's journey has taken me, over the paths of laughter, tears, regrets, and promises broken and made anew. I think I am the happiest now, right here this very minute sipping my tea from one of my favorite cups. You know I should do this more often.... even when it is not raining.