Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The "I'm so happy to be back" Tea

It's been two dark Tea Tuesday weeks around here. I'm so, so, so happy to be back. And it didn't cost me an arm and a leg, or even a new computer. In fact, it cost no more than a new monitor cable. That video card on the table was an external video card that quit working way back about December 16th or so. It seems that although the external video card quit working, the one on the motherboard was in perfect shape. However, at the time, I had no idea that was the problem and neither did my computer guru friend, Scott. Thankfully, I had already prepped a few posts with photos and all I had to do was add my comments (at Scott's house) and hit "publish." Today, however, I am "live" and you caught me with a bag of Twinings English Breakfast Tea and a cup of steaming hot water.


It won't be long now and the tea will be ready, the tea bag can be saved (dried) for art, and the jacket can be used as a tag holder in an altered book. Now how cool is that? Of course, the spent tea leaves will go in my compost pile, even though they don't take up much room. It seems I always get so much fodder, as well as enjoyment, from tea bags! Of course, I'll be thinking of ways to use that dead video card in an assemblage, too!

Tea Tuesday at Kimmie's is the perfect excuse for drinking tea. Of course, I'm just thrilled to be back online and able to visit my Tea Tuesday friends, as well as those of you who just stop by to visit. I love each and every one of you!

24 thoughtful remarks:

girlunwinding said...

so glad you are back and ready to turn something bad into art.
Happy T on T!!
~Dawn

rebeca trevino said...

i am so glad you're back. i really missed you. thanks for stopping by, it's been a while.

btw: i googled Joseph Peck and mostly found info on a Joseph Peck who's website offered to send me a 'daily blessing'.

then i added the word "panhead" to my search and i found your friend, the musician. very kool.

~*~Patty S said...

glad you got your computer issues fixed...so nice to have you back "live"...
reading about nothing going to waste when you open a tea bag reminded me that I've had a tea post about that on the back burner for some time now...must get it published...thank you for the reminder
Happy T day to you!
oxo

Halle said...

Happy Tuesday! Fun to see and hear from you on a regular basis again.

Dianne said...

SOOO glad you're back and it wasn't terribly costly to fix! warmth and peace to you for tea today...

sharon said...

It's always good when the computer is up and running! Good to see you are back enjoying tea, and I admire your recycling efforts!
Happy New Year!

Caterina Giglio said...

so nice to stop by for tea! I would love to have a cuppa with you and Bleubeard! glad you are back! thanks for the lovely comments E! xo

kimmie said...

what a relief to find the solution AND not have to spend an arm and a leg! we are so happy to have you back too! believe me - we all felt your pain!!

I love how you plan to use every bit of your tea - and I'm sure that if you don't happen to sip it all today, it may just get some lace, paper or fabric dipped into it tomorrow (wink)

have a beautiful day and a very connected week!

Nancy said...

It's soooo good to have a computer guru! My Son is mine or my 16yr old Grandson, he knows almost as much as his Dad :)
When I saw that piece sitting there, I thought hmmmm :) should be fun to incorporate that! In the winter, I dump the contents of the tea bags into the plant pots.
Have a happy T day!

Jo Murray said...

Glad the problem was so simply fixed and that you are now back in full swing. I look forward to seeing the video card in its next life.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great to be thinking about how you can use materials even while you are enjoying them. Glad the computer fix was so simple. xox Corrine

see you there! said...

Woo-hoo, you are back! Although I'm not part of the Tuesday Tea postings I do always look forward to your entry. Twinings makes some of my favorite teas.

Darla

T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to hear you are up and running again. You sure do get a lot out of just one little teabag. :) Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Sue said...

Hi hun
Happy New Year to you, hope its a good one for you, glad you are all sorted without costin lots of pennies, sue,x

Marilyn Rock said...

Much to celebrate and good things are happening here. Glad you're back, online, with minimal expense and you will get lots of miles out of that tea bag. Wonderful! xxoo

Marilyn Rock said...

Much to celebrate and good things are happening here. Glad you're back, online, with minimal expense and you will get lots of miles out of that tea bag. Wonderful! xxoo

Marilyn Rock said...

Much to celebrate and good things are happening here. Glad you're back, online, with minimal expense and you will get lots of miles out of that tea bag. Wonderful! xxoo

Marilyn Rock said...

Much to celebrate and good things are happening here. Glad you're back, online, with minimal expense and you will get lots of miles out of that tea bag. Wonderful! xxoo

Marilyn Rock said...

Much to celebrate and good things are happening here. Glad you're back, online, with minimal expense and you will get lots of miles out of that tea bag. Wonderful! xxoo

Marilyn Rock said...

Much to celebrate and good things are happening here. Glad you're back, online, with minimal expense and you will get lots of miles out of that tea bag. Wonderful! xxoo

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Yvonne said...

Glad to see you! Boy, nothing wasted at your house. That's great that you use every little thing and compost the rest! My kind of people! :) Happy tea day.

*jean* said...

so glad you are back!! happy T tuesday!

Nathalie Thompson said...

And I am thrilled for you! I can't hardly live without my computer, so I can feel your frustration. Good thing it was a small fix!

Cheers! (lifting tea cup).
:)