"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits..." ... Psalm 103:2
Does anyone remember when, one year ago, I mentioned loving Patrick Jane's Fiestaware turquoise teacup and saucer and wishing I had one of my own?
Well, guess what I found yesterday (for just $1 each set) when Tom and I did the ol' yard sale circuit thing again?
Oh wow. Color me happy.
Now, the seller stated they were Fiestaware, yet they're not marked (yes, I know not all Fiestaware was marked) and they appeared more like Fiesta knock-offs to me, but did Debra care? No.
I instantly fell in love with these turquoise teacups and snatched them, then came home and poured hot chocolate into one while Tom and I watched CSI NY. And yes--in case you wondered-- hot chocolate does taste better in a turquoise teacup, Fiestware or not.
The only other things I bought that day? These two books:
And be still my kid-lit.-loving heart! Summer Pony is another Scholastic book to add to my dream-come-true vintage collection of 70 or so. Now, is this book in amazing condition? Not even close--clear contact paper covers the front, back and a few pages. But does Debra care? No way! She's gets to read Summer Pony soon and that's all that matters to her.
For decades I tried perfection, but I gave it up. Way, way too stressful and impossible all across the board.
Now I choose aiming at excellence, contentment and extreme gratitude. These are much easier on my poor ol' aging head and make for a wonderful, fulfilling life.
"Serve the Lord with gladness!" ... from Psalm 100
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