The Ladies' Tea Guild

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!
Bread and milk for breakfast,
And woolen frocks to wear,
And a crumb for robin redbreast
On the cold days of the year.
-- Christina Rossetti

2011 was a hard year for me, as well as several other people I know.  Here's hoping that 2012 will be better for us all!


Ashley said...

It was a hard year for my family, too--at least the second half was. I hope you have a most blessed New Year!

South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild said...

Thanks, Ashley!

Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
-- William Cowper (1731-1800)
"The Winter Evening" (Book Four), _The Task_ (1784)