My dad “hired” me to make him individual Christmas cards. I ordered a bunch of stuff from four different companies and the Oriental Trading company stuff came today! I didn’t expect it until tomorrow! Joy! I have a new stash of all sorts of Christmas charms, eyelets, brads, stick on jewels, vellum envelopes and more. Yay!
I am so happy I can hardly believe it. I am so happy I have almost completely ignored my chores. I spent the morning with my friend who came at 9ish and left at noonish. Are you that kind of friend? The one who hangs out with someone for hours without checking the clock or telling the other person to leave? If you are, awesome. If you’re not, doubtlessly you have a small child or a sink to scrub. Or maybe you too hurried and harried. I will allow for the small child reason, but really, does your sink need to be that clean? I’m not talking about weeks or even days at a time of neglect, but can’t it wait just a few hours? If no, why not? Sometimes you have company coming over, but most of the time you don’t. Right?
So today, I am truly joyful. I love my friend, T, and I love making things with my hands that make other people happy. All sorts of good things.
(Adding here serious reflection…. I discovered years ago that I don’t need the mother I dream of to be the woman I want to be. At this point my character has very little to do with her, and everything to do with me. When I figured that out, I became less manipulative and more loving. Interested in hearing what the four of you think about that, too.)