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I am home from the hospital, the surgery went well.
I have a temp cast on my hand, pain dope in my system (in NA we call this a *FreeLapse, & I fully intend to enjoy it, although its not really that great of a buzz…just a mellow vibe…)
I ate some food, & wanted tea.
This one totally hit the spot tonight.
Now I’m going to bed, gonna lay my hands on my chest & turn on the Reiki, & will gratefully accept any long distance healing vibes anybody would like to send my way.
Thanks Friends!

LiberTEAS

I’m happy to hear that the surgery went well.

MissLena

Healing vibes sent! Hope you heal quickly and as painlessly as possible :)

boychik

Glad you are home! Speedy recovery and (((hugs)))

NofarS

Speedy recovery! Healing vibes sent your way

Sil

glad it went well my darling!

Veronica

Wishing you quick healing!

K S

Que the Beach Boys – Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations. Thanks for the update, we were all wondering. And just so you know, with the pain meds I would probably go with something more like Pink Floyd than Beach Boys but couldn’t think of a song title that seemed appropriate.

caile

Glad it went well and you’re back home!

Terri HarpLady

KS – the song we’re looking for is “Comfortably Numb” ;)

Cheri

I’m sending lots of fast healing and pain free vibes in your direction, Terri. I’m glad to hear the surgery went well.

Ubacat

I’m glad everything is okay. Sending some healing vibes!

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My 2nd, & final tea of the morning was a pot of his Lordship, a tart & tangy contrast to the Imperial mojiang.

And now the waiting begins…
I’m supposed to be at the hospital at 1:00. Until then I’m going to kill time with a variety of small tasks, & maybe a hot bath.

boychik

Sending you good vibes ;)

Ysaurella

+1 with Boychik Terri

Terri HarpLady

Thanks ladies!

Sil

hope everything goes well my dear sister!

Ubacat

Wishing you a speedy recovery Terri.

LiberTEAS

Sending you positive thoughts.

Terri HarpLady

Thanks everyone! I wish you all could sign my cast! http://instagram.com/p/uHcCD3D8sg/?modal=true

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I’m sitting here with an ice pack on my hand, wishing I could drink more tea.
My surgery is scheduled for 4:00 this afternoon. No food or beverages after 7am, so I got up extra early to have breakfast & tea, & plenty of water.

My first tea of the day was a gongfu session with this one, which is gentle & sweet, a real pleasure to drink.

K S

May your surgeon have a steady hand and a brilliant mind, and if they are a tea drinker all the better.

Terri HarpLady

:)
I agree!

Cheri

+1 on that! May everything go well and quickly, and may your healing be fast and pain free!

caile

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Terri HarpLady

Thanks you guys! Im already starting to get hungry, & really wish I could drink a big glass of water!

carol who

The waiting is tough. I hope the surgery and recovery goes well. How long will it be until you can play your harp again?

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I’m really enjoying this one today, although I wish I’d made it just a tad stronger, but as it is, I’m at the bottom of the bag, & if I’d used it all for this cup, it would have been too strong. I have just enough left for one more serving, so it goes into my Sipdown Extravaganza box. I’m getting a pretty good collection lined up!

Glad steepster is working, & glad to be here. I am technically right handed, but I write well with either hand, both forwards & backwards. If anybody ever wants to read my journals, they will need a mirror for some segments, because I like to ask questions with my RH, & let my subconscious answer them backwards with my LH. I can also type really well left handed, eat with chopsticks, & pretty much anything else my RH does.
Except drive a stick shift :(

caile

That is so interesting and amazing! :)

boychik

you are amazing Terri!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Unfortunately Steepster isn’t really working all the well for me :P

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I think I jinxed steepster with this post. Sorry everbody

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Haha ;)

One thing that’s really frustrating to me is that I can’t see all the reviews for my teas on the usual company page. Random ones (like this one) don’t show up http://steepster.com/companies/whispering-pines-tea-company

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Although my knitting hobby is currently on hold, my friend that’s teaching me to knit gave me an amazingly intricate alpaca shawl. I had admired it whenever I saw her wearing it, & when she developed an allergy to alpaca, she gave it to me. Its a full circle that you fold in half to wear, heirloom quality, with luxurious texture, & super comforting, which is why I’m wearing it now, cuz my day, make that my weekend, is all about comfort.

That’s why I’m drinking this tea. It’s a rich, familiar, sweet comforting cup.
I think I’m one cup away from a sipdown…sigh…

Stephanie

Good luck with your surgery Terri. Been thinking about you and sending good vibes!

Sarsonator

Oh wonderful! You should snap a pic for us!

Terri HarpLady

Here you go!
http://instagram.com/terriharplady
I’ve been on instagram for a year or more, finally here is my first post :)

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Steph!

caile

That’s a lovely scarf – such an intricate weave!

gmathis

I have an alpaca scarf; it’s fuzzy and felty rather than elegant like yours, but it feels so warm and luxuriant. Your shawl is the living embodiment of “cuddle.”

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
3071 tasting notes

I’m semi-reclining on the couch at Tonys house in my PJ, with a roaring fire in the fireplace to my right, the aromas of breakfast wafting from the kitchen, & a cup of LB.
Need I say more?

MissLena

Perfect morning!!

Sil

best.morning.ever :)

Terri HarpLady

I also have an ice pack on my right hand & pain dope circulating through my bloodstream, but otherwise life is pretty damn good. Breakfast was tasty, & Tony has a big ass flatscreen TV :)

K S

Sounds awesome – well except the whole ice pack thing.

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this is a warm & comforting cup, a fitting end to my day.

Sil

yaaay!

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It’s a cool , damp, & drizzly day, & it seemed like shu would be the perfect fit, & it is, although it I’d though it through I probably would have gone with sichuan caravan, or maybe some chai, but this is a really nice rich cup of sweet earth.

This has been a rough week for me. I broke a finger on wednesday & am having surgery to repair it on monday. There will be no harp playing for 4 – 6 weeks! I’ve been able to set up replacement harpists for the weddings I was supposed to do tomorrow & next saturday, but the other 3 performances had to be cancelled, because I’m the only jazz harpist around.
Financial losses for the next 10 days alone is abut $1000. I haven’t done the math for november yet, in part because I’m hoping for a miraculous healing, LOL.
Denial runs deep!
I’ve been through the 5 stages of grief several times in the last few days: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, & acceptance.
Life goes on.

Tealizzy

That’s got to be the worst! So sorry! Hope it heals quickly!!!

gmathis

Hurting for you! (The damp weather probably doesn’t help the hurty part either.) Will be praying for speedy healing!

ashmanra

Oh no! Terri, I am so sorry to hear it. Praying for a quick healing and that you won’t even feel that financial because something good will just take of it.

Terri HarpLady

Thanks ladies.

caile

Oh no, that’s too bad! Best wishes that you heal quickly and that everything works out.

mrmopar

I hope you heal quickly! Sorry for your misfortune.

TeaBrat

Ouch, so sorry! Feel better soon

Angrboda

Oh dear. That’s rotten for you. :( I hope you heal quickly and won’t have to dig too deeply into your savings.

boychik

Terry , I’m so sorry and I hope you will recover quickly.

Ysaurella

wishing you a very quick healing Terri. So sorry to read this.

Terri HarpLady

Savings? LOL, what savings? :)
I’m just a musician who makes enough money to not qualify for medicaid, but not quite enough to qualify for any of the Affordable Health Care incentives. So no insurance, but usually no need to see the dr either. I haven’t seen one in years, until this week. Anyway, I pd my surgeon up front $1200, which was a greatly reduced rate, & will be billed by the hospital after the fact.I’ve been told I’ll probably get some kind of a scholarship for at least part of the fees. I have an affirmation that has served me well over the years, “All of my needs, dreams, & desires are abundantly fulfilled.”
The Harp class teaching job wasn’t something I really wanted to go back to, but when they offered it, I did, because I learned a long time ago that the Universe knows what I need & provides it. So whatever I need will come from wherever it is right now :)
Maybe people will order a bunch of my xmas CDs to give for gifts, or start downloading my other CDs from itunes, or whatever. I know I’ll be ok! And as Sil will confirm, I have lots of tea to drink (& I didn’t even show her my crazy secret hoarded stash), so I’m definitely covered there!
And gratefully, I have all of you, sending good vibes my way!
Thanks everyone!

mrmopar

I want to see the secret stash……I will trade pictures of mine for some of yours.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, a photo tour?

Tea Sipper

I hope you heal quickly!

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Yesterday was a beautiful day, spent with the man of my dreams, Tony. We went to brekky, tried to go to a street festival (it turns out we were 2 hours early), grocery shopped, took turns taking hot bubble baths, made & ate a big pot of stew, watched Cardinals baseball (sadly they lost), & I knitted. I’m almost done with the first sock in the 3rd pair. If you’re on ravelry, it’s a pattern I found there called Perge.

Today I’m starting with this tea. I OTed it a little, which brings out a clove like spiciness, making the cup less enjoyable for me, but that’s not the tea’s fault. I’ve finished the cup now, & am still enjoying the fruity after taste, & contemplating my next cup.

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First tea of the day at Tony’s house. Honey, maltomeal, milk chocolate. It’s a gentle kind of creamy cup .

Sil

can;t wait to try the samples you gave me

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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