Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fun on a Difficult Day

Today I met with my oncologist.  You can read about that at My Journey with Teal. Anyways, it was not the best appointment, but my dear hubby made the day special for me.  He is a Groupon lover.  And he had purchased one for this Tea store in Phoenix.

What a darling place.  I had so much fun picking out my bags of loose tea.  They have green, black, oolong and white, all various combinations of flavors.  I tell you it is amazing.
Oh, if they had this in orange...it would have come home with me.  Have you ever seen anything like it?
We were looking for a place to have lunch and voila...there was this adorable Cupcake store.  I love me a good cupcake.
You can see they were pretty well sold out....but I found 2 to take home.
Here are my four purchased bags of tea.  They gave me the birthday tea in honor of their 1st year anniversary.  They also gave us each a glass of ice tea that was fabulous!
One of the teas I picked was Indulge Yourself....yep, that says it for me!
Who wouldn't buy this, just for the name?
So here is my treat.....slices from the cupcakes...chocolate with bavarian cream and chocolate buttercream icing - my favorite icing! and Tropical Summer - Coconut cupcake with pineapple bavarian cream filling and coconut buttercream icing...OH TO DIE FOR! Oh, I should also mention the little black tea pot.  I have had it for a while.  I believe I bought it in SC.  Anyways, she sells them and as I was walking out I mentioned that I had one but never used it.  She said, "You need to use it...you will love how hot it keeps the tea."  She was correct!  Mine is an individual size and believe me, they are not inexpensive in my opinion, but now I know, it is worth it..plus, come on, it is cute!

My cup of Indulge Yourself tea...now, let me tell you.  I love Earl Gray.  But this tea, seriously, could knock it out of first place.  I told my husband he is in serious trouble.  This tea is so delicious, it doesn't need any sugar.
We ate lunch at Zipps, a local Sports Bar and Grill.  The salads were delicious.

All in all, it turned out to be fun time.  Oh, I almost forgot to tell you this.  When I was eyeing the teapots at the store, my husband says, "honey, how many teapots do you need?"  Isn't that hilarious?


NanaDiana said...

Well...WHAT is WRONG with that man? You NEED as many teapots as you want to own! I am sorry to hear that your appt with the oncologist did not go as well as you had hoped. It is just so scary, isn't it? Like a stranger that lives in you and you can't control him/them/it/her. I hate that...and I hate that you have to deal with it.

God bless you- I am glad you found some joy in a day that I am sure was upsetting. Hugs and love- Diana

Annie Joy said...

Oh, Ceekay! Cupcakes and wonderful tea -- what a great combination! Happy that your doctor's visit ended on a lovely note and sweet memory! Annie

Anonymous said...

Ceekay I do hope that you are feeling better and that the news though not as you wished, is not life threatening. Saying a prayer for you today.

I would love to visit this tea store the next time I am out that way! I love love Love tea and have presently probably at least 30 different teas in my cupboard!

Is it cooling down there any? Bills folks were to be coming here to get out of the heat but Dad isn't feeling well enough to drive this year- :(

bee blessed

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a sweetie to make your day so special...we don't have a cupcake shoppe here...what a treat!

Tina said...

I'm so sorry that your appt didn't go as well as you would like. I understand that completely. I have to have CT scans every 6 mths now, but I still fear bad news each time I go.
I will be praying for your healing.
Sounds like you have a great husband who loves you dearly...great emotional support!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Ceekay,
love that tea-pot and the cupcake store!
Sounds like you have a very loving hubby!
I am so sorry to hear the Dr. appt. was not the best.
Hugs friend,

Happy@Home said...

So nice that you and your hubby were able to make the best of a difficult day. Both of these shops look like fun, not to mention delicious!!
My hubby is big on Groupons too. We have a stack of them waiting to be used. It is a great way to try out new places.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh CK, I am so thrilled that you had a good day after some icky news. Your pictures are sooooooo good and the teas and the cupcakes look fabulous. Sounds like a fun day. Hugs Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! What a wonderful place and your food looks amazing.
Holding you up in prayer, sweet one.
Shelia ;)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

What a sweet husband you have...you needed support and he provided it in the way of tea and cupcakes. What a Man!!

Adrienne said...

So glad you had some fun on a not-too-nice day! Loved seeing that incredible teapot and your cupcakes and all of your pretties. What fun!

sissie said...

Oh my does that cupcake and cup of tea look delicious or what!

I'm sorry you had a bad day and I wishing good things your way.


NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet friend, So sorry your appt. wasn't the best but thankful that your man took you out and spoiled you. I was just thinking of you because I was remembering my sisters own battle. I'll be checking over at your other place and keeping you in prayer Ceekay.
Hugs to you today.

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like my kind of day! I just wish I was there with you to enjoy it all and taste it all! lol
Enjoy all those days you can, girl!

Nancy said...

Hi Ceekay, I'm sorry your appt. didn't go as well as you'd have liked. Praying for you! So nice you have a good support system in your wonderful hubby. I could eat cupcakes anytime, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yummy!



Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Ceekay....I read you other blog and wanted you to know that you'll be in my prayers. My mom also reads your blog, and I know she'll pray too.

So funny about the teapots. My family says the same thing about me and pillows. Glad you got to have some time to life your spirits. And next time, you gotta buy cupcakes for all of us because that one looks delicious!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Ceekay, I am glad your hubby spoiled you after your appointment! What a keeper! Your deserved a special time out!


Anonymous said...

NOTHING in the world soothes us like yummy cuppy cakes.....topped off with delicious tea.

I think that hubby of yours needs to write an instruction book for the rest of the guys out there! He is such a jewel....and truly a blessing. How sweet of him to take the edge off the doc's appt a bit with that great GROUPON trip to the tea shop, then to the cup cake store and followed by a yummy lunch. Wow!!

Your pictures of those cup cakes just made my mouth water....I hope I have some of my favorite pink ones left in my stash...I think I will need one before the day is over! ;)

Hope your A/C is still working fine....and I LOVE your little snow lady you created!!!

Have a really great day!!! L, Dana

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oooh, looks like my kind of place! All those different teas looks wonderful! I'm so upset I can't have black tea anymore (will post about this soon!) It's one of my most favorite things! :-(

What a nice time for you and those cupcakes also look yummy! So sweet of your dh to pamper you! I'm off the read the news now.


Liz said...

Oh I'm so glad that he made it a better day for you. He clearly treasures you! You'll just have to excuse his silly question. :)

Where is this sweet little tea spot?


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