Tea or not?

Shopping for my newest addiction, Perfect Peach tea bags, sorry, I know bagged tea is a no no for some across the pond. . .but during my latest move, I lost my tea leaf holder ball so only use bags now. A side note, I used to read tea leaves in cups, that was fun.

Back on point, I was at Safeway and they didn’t have my choice so I purchased Organics Peach Oolong tea instead. I made a cup at home right away only to find no peach flavor at all. It was pleasant, slightly floral but no peach. This morning I let it steep longer and it was good, but still no peach.

I decided to write the company and ask what’s up and started looking up oolong and found some interesting facts about it. Intriguing, as there are health benefits to oolong according to most sources, but then WebMD had a list of hazards if you consume more than three cups a day. Btw, I usually have two cups of hot tea a day if I’m chilly, so guess I’m safe.

I think the warnings the W. site posted are a little overboard, but if you decide on drinking a huge amount of any tea, you should probably check them out. Oolong tea is from China of course and was accidentally discovered by a farmer, great story on the net.

I’ll use this tea and add it to my drawer where I have others such as Earl Grey, Plantation Mint, Cinnamon, and Chai. Waaaay back I drank Constant Comment which tastes similar to the now popular Chai, in my opinion.

Now I’m just going to chill with my tea. Have a great Saturday!



Putting My Feet in the Dirt 19 – Walk in the Woods


In the woods things might be seen

All different colors, mostly green

But in October, things do change

Leaves of trees show a colorful range

And though bright, rusty, crunchy or soft

They don’t compare to a fairy’s froth.

Fairies and sprites and creatures unseen

Are friendly at first, but not what they seem

And if by chance you step on their wings

Even by accident, their wrath it brings

Their previously imagined fairy visage

Is now a scary and threatening image

There seems to be an unusual foam

That spouts from their gaped mouth form

It’s putrid and green with shades of black

Might look bloody from a hidden sack

You step lively and leave the trees

You trip and fall, land on your knees

The fairy’s froth spit near your shoes

The ground it lands shows acidic ooze

You get up and run and never look back

Grimm Brothers stories never did lack

In testing the scope of imagination

But never wrote of this confrontation.


October Writing Prompts

SoCS 10-20-18

A lot going on here this weekend. Kids coming home from college. . .yay! A very cool looking tattoo for one of them, looks too painful for me, yikes!

Looking up traditional family recipes for my kids and printing them out, for I doubt they could read some of my old scribbled ones or recipe cards with upside down and cornered notes. Well used, well because I’m ancient of course.

At this time of year pumpkin products abound and the age old question comes up, the can or fresh? The prices of pie pumpkins, those little ones, is bad, but after a necessary jack-o-lantern or two, who can afford them? And then will they be ripe or sour or bitter or spoiled inside? All must be considered to use in recipes. Whereas a can of pumpkin or purée is sufficient. The seeds of the pumpkin are a great treat dried or baked with salt. Which do you choose?

🎃🎃🎃🎃Happy almost Halloween!🎃🎃🎃🎃

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 20/18

The Haunted Wordsmith 10-19-18

Okay I’m not looking at it. I’m not even trying to look at it at all. I just might see it out of the corner of my gorgeous eyes, but, no, I’m not looking at it. I’m not! I am sitting here gazing in the glass, by the way, you look beautiful today dahling. ..and. . .oh my gosh, there it is! Sorry, I tried not to, but it is right there!

Just concentrate on the glass, it’s barely visible in my direct eyesight, and I am soooo gorgeous to look at it, I could spend all day looking at nothing but my own reflection! But I did get a glimpse of it. That white spiral just sitting there waiting to be touched. If I just put my paw on the very tip of it. . .

“WHISKERS! What are you doing on that cabinet? You know you’re not allowed up there!”

If I just touched the top, just a little, it would be okay. I’ll just reach over and pat the top, just a bit.


Oh oh, now who thought that would happen? (Grinning) maybe now she’ll think twice about serving me that dried crap again, I want tuna!



⚾️⚾️It’s Official! Red Sox at Fenway!⚾️⚾️


My grandson Jesse and his dad are going as guests of MLB and Sharon Robinson at Fenway park in Boston for the Wednesday 10/24/18 game of the World Series, all expenses paid. Jesse won the grand prize for an essay contest put on by Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon. The contest promotes Jackie Robinson’s ideals. Wow!! I am excited but wish I was going too!!

If you watch, look for them. They are beyond excited to see Boston, MA and the famous Fenway baseball park.




I wrote a blog about this named Daily Prompt: Luminescent. An excerpt of his essay:


Just Creepy Answers

Daily Topic Subject – Just Creepy by aguycalledbloke and K9 Doodlepip


Q1] Favourite all time creepy monster or villian?


Q2] Pumpkin Pie or what is your favourite pie at Halloween?

Pumpkin with cream cheese topping

Q3] What is something you most assuredly wouldn’t want to bump into in a darkened alleyway?

Huge spider

Q4] Have you ever dabbled with the dark side .. l don’t mean Bloody Mary either l mean Ouija?

Yes, ouija board and we felt a spirit, it was scary.

PQ5] What’s your most favourite Halloween movie that you just have to watch over, and over and over again every Halloween? [Link Please]

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – https://youtu.be/f94ryQGLa7E

Q6] Are you superstitious? [How so?]

Yes, I throw salt over my left shoulder if I spill it, knock on wood, etc

PQ7] If you found yourself trapped in a horror movie which one would it be?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Q8] On the subject whilst we are here, have you ever played Bloody Mary?


Q9] Oh golly jeepers, you have awoken in the night to hear footsteps in the house .. who you gonna call?

No one

Q10] So it’s dark and creepy, and you have just been dared to visit the local Cemetary would you do it?


Q11] After watching a scary flick, can you just go to bed, or do you have to do something cheery first?

Watch something else first.

PQ12] It’s Halloween, you are music master at the party, what are your first five songs going to be played to kick start the night?

Monster mash, Thriller, Green door, Twilight Zone theme, Ghostbusters

Q13]  Favourite all time scary creepy spooky book?

IT by Stephen King

Q14] You have been invited to the ultimate Monster Mash party and it’s fancy costume – who are you going as?

Pippi Longstocking

PQ15] Are you doing anything for Halloween this year? If so what?


Q16] You are a juinor witch going onto ‘sleepaway camp’, you have to take a familiar with you and your choices are:

Black Cat






What are you going to pick and why?

White owl from Harry Potter

Q17] You have been chosen to make the tea cakes for the party and they have to look spooky what are you going to make?

Licorice spiders with edible google eyes

Q18] How old were you when you saw your first horror movie – what was it – provide link?

I sawWar of the Worlds” at the age of seven. Spent most of the movie with my head in my sister’s lap. https://youtu.be/pSactZxGGrw

Q19] Are you easily scared?


PQ20] Are you deleting any questions, if so which ones?


Q21] It’s Halloween, you have three choices which do you pick? Party, TricknTreating or staying at home curtain closed watching spooky stuff?

Trick or treating with grandkids


Three Line Tales #142

Faithful companion day or night.
Giver of unconditional love.
Constant companion no matter what your mood.
Concerned therapist listening to your woes.
Offering a paw or lick to show his love.

He is the helpful steady arm when you’re learning to walk.
He is the friend you needed as a toddler, letting you tumble onto him as he tries to nap.
This is the lover that let you pull his ears, grab your hair and slobber at will.

A life time companion, ever ready to do your bidding.
This is an animal, a canine, exceptional, nonjudgmental, loving, unrelenting.
Your dog.

Three Line Tales, Week 142


Received this quiz from my sister:

40 odd things about me . . . Please play along! I love learning new things about people.

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes
2. Coke or Pepsi? Coke, but don’t drink it
3. Do you own a gun? Yes, 2
4. What flavor of Kool-aid? Lemon lime
5. Hot dogs? Burned on a BBQ
6. Favorite TV show? Poldark now
7. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes
8. What do you drink in the morning? Coffee
9. Can you do a push-up? Yes but I couldn’t get up afterward
10. Favorite Jewelry? Dragonfly studs
11. Favorite Hobby? Writing
12. Do you have ADD? No
13. Do you wear glasses? Yes
14. Favorite cartoon character? Don’t have one
15. Three things you did today? Paid bills, laundry and wrote a letter
16. Three drinks you drink regularly? Coffee, water, tea
17. Current movies? I want to see the new Nutcracker
18. Do you believe in magic? Yes
19. Favorite place to be? With family
20. How did you ring in the New Year? Asleep
21. Travel? Where would you go? A cabin in the mountains
22. Name five people who will most likely read this? I have no idea
23. Favorite movie? Too many to pick
24. Favorite color? Red, blue, pink….
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No.
26. Can you whistle? Yes
27. Where are you now? Home
29. Favorite food? Roast beef
30. Least favorite chore? Laundry
31. Best job you can think of? Writer
32. What’s in your pockets? No pockets
33. Last thing that made you laugh? Snapchat from granddaughter
34. Favorite animal? Wolf
35. What’s your most recent injury? None
36. How many TV’s are in your house? One
37. Worst pain ever? A burn
38. Do you like to dance? Yes
39. Are your parents still alive? No
40. Do you enjoy camping? Yes
Now copy and paste to your status and update with your answers.

Happy Thursday!