Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tea Cozy

Addendum: I wanted to make you all aware of the goings on today over at Mary's blog, Owlhaven. Mary is the mom to ten kids, four of whom are from Ethiopia, and there's cool stuff going on there today. Go check it out.
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One of the happiest things in the world to me is an unexpected package arriving on my porch. Today I got one from my friend Susan: actor, writer, comedienne, day of fasting organizer, kombucha-brewer, 76-stair-climber, traffic-loathing, all-round girl wonder.

I opened the box to find various treasures as "thanks" for the honor of reading the manuscript for her ever-so-delicious book, Angry Conversations with God. There was no thanks necessary, as this book's message hit me at just the right time. I wish I could give you snippets here, but she hasn't given me the go-ahead yet. Suffice it to say: go buy this book when it's out next year. It's that good. And if you're lucky enough to be in a city where she's speaking on the book tour, hight-tail it to hear her read. You will laugh your hiney off, maybe get mad here and there, and definitely be challenged to think about God in new ways that just might make you love Him more as you realize deeper His abiding love for you. Reading both Susan's book and The Shack has done so much to help me through this challenging time we're in right now. She couldn't have been writing this book at a more perfect time for me, hence the no need for thanks.

One of the surprises in the box Susan sent was the same tea cozy featured here: click here.

Maybe because I'm a copycat and maybe just because I was cold, I followed the example of Susan as seen here.

It works well to keep my head warm. In fact, I'm wearing it now as I write this. And see, I'm having a warm cup of PGTips as I took that photo, though it did get cold rather quickly since the cozy was not in its proper place.

Nice job, Susan. I'm impressed. And really, no need to thank me for reading the book, but I sure like the cozy anyway. It's the coolest thing I've seen in a while. In fact, this is what I think of the cozy, your book, and mostly of you:

9 comments:

erin said...

super-nice tea cozy! You may be starting a trend...

erin said...

super-nice tea cozy! You may be starting a trend...

Misty said...

I really hope that you had some relax time last night, forgetting about all of the things that are weighing on you, and getting lost in LOST!

Jana said...

Love that! I like tea anyway, but if I lived in Portland, I would drink it even more. It would make me feel cozy when it was rainy or grey. I have a beautiful handmade teacosy I got from a friend as a wedding present. Michael likes to put it on *his* head--it makes him look like Napoleon.

Misty said...

I think that Tivo is TOTALLY the way to watch it...no commercials! Glad I didn't ask you any questions and spoil something for you! I LOVE LOVE Apples to Apples, except that I get super competative at it. I know...wierd!

Courtney Rose said...

Lori is awesome. A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Thumbs up right back at you (even though the thumbs up wasn't intended for me- but all the same)....

Susan Isaacs said...

Hey I LOVE that cozy? Who made it? She rocks. She should make more. Wait. She is. She raided thrift stores for ALL SORTS of sweaters that shall soon become cozies AND HATS!!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE THIS! I want a tea cozy for a hat! *pouts* How, oh how, could I get one?!

Praying for you, my friend!

Hugs!!

Mollie said...

Hmmm I've read the series of books "Conversations With God" by Neale Donald Walsh.. wonder if hers is something similar??