That sneaky Cindy is testing us this week. She posted this picture so we couldn't see the sides and find the handle and spout. That's because they're not there. She's sneaking in a cookie jar of all things. A giant strawberry one. And, we're not allowed to bring any cream to the tea party this week because of the mess that was made last week.
(You have to be following the comments on the teapot gallery to actually know what I'm talking about. Just let me say that Cindy likes to tell stories, not only on her glob but in the comments that she leaves us on our posts, and we all have taken to adding to it as it goes along. It's become another fun part of participating in Teapot Tuesday.)
I'm not making excuses, well yes I am really, but I've been very tired this week returning to work full time and to top it off, we got some bad news on Tuesday that was very upsetting. A teacher friend of mine who had retired a couple of years ago has had a recurrence of her cancer and is in hospice.
This woman is one of the nicest people that I know. She was diagnosed with breast cancer over 10 years ago and when she had to leave work, she insisted that I was hired as the substitute for her class for the remainder of the year. Her confidence in me helped to pave the way for more long-term assignments which helped considerably. She always showed an appreciation for the crafting that I did and concern for my family. We shared a mutual love of the NY Yankees and would often talk about them. Then when I took the position in the school office, as luck would have it, she was transferred to our school until she retired. I was sad when she retired and moved out of state, but we realize now that she needed to be near her family and share in the joy of her grandchildren while she could. I hope you will take a minute and say a prayer for her.
This card is not for her, I have another one that is full of flowers that I am going to send. This one will be for a cousin of mine who had some surgery today. Her family has a pick-your-own strawberry field so I think she will appreciate this card as she recuperates.