This morning, I awoke fresh with a tip I'd like to add to a video for you ... now I'm just figuring out how to stage it. So it's coming soon, along with some cards.
But in the meantime, I wanted to share some smiles I received this week that were both unexpected and unusual.
You may remember the floral wreath I made for Mom for Mother's Day? Well, once a week I call Mom and Dad in Florida ~ almost always on a Monday afternoon is my time to call. Mom and Dad always each pick up their own phone extensions so it's like a conference call.
Mom was saying how much she truly loves the wreath I made, and how she thinks of me every time she walks by it hanging near her kitchen. Lovely. Not unusual. But then Dad chimed in: "Ellen, I had a chance to look at that wreath closer. It really is beautiful -- a work of art." Well, I about fell off my chair! Dad?? A softie!!?
A little later, same day: Hubby John said something that made me smile. I was bemoaning how I didn't want to invite a neighbor-lady into our home during a conversation we were having on my porch, simply because I didn't think my home was neat enough for white-glove scrutiny. You know the sort. John's comment: "Never feel uncomfortable. The fact is, we love our home so much that we actually use it, it's not just for show."
I guess that's why my PaperJungle is such a mess: well-loved, and well-used. Happy Friday, all.
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,