This is my 599th post, so my next post will be the 600th (I did the math myself, you know) and it will be properly celebrated with a giveaway for which the prize yet has to be created. I have an idea about what to make, so it shouldn’t take more than a few days.
The holidays have finally left our house. Usually I’ll clear everything away on the morning of January 1st unless we have company staying. Well, my parents left yesterday afternoon after a few days here (which was absolutely lovely (the visit, not them leaving, duh)), and now the holidays are officially over. The annual bling gifts from husband’s previous boss are safely boxed up which is good as they have snatched my favourite vest/jacket-garments more than once.
What I will miss is my new favourite table cloth inherited from mother.
It has been in my family for almost 50 years, just like me, which might explain my infatuation with the orange ladies.
I thought I might leave you with some thoughts while I watch the rain, letting my mind wander through the endless possibilities in my empty studio.
1. Small glitches make good stories.
2. Few things in life get 10 times better if you get 10 times more of them; quilts and grandchildren do (just assuming the last one.-).
3. Finding someone to care about besides yourself, whether it is a goldfish, a person or a group of ladies at the senior centre, can improve life way beyond your expectations.
4. Choosing to judge others by their best qualities rather than their worst makes your life more pleasant – and theirs.
5. If life is all about presentation, it might be an idea to look at the content.
6. Love is a fresh produce; it does not refrigerate well so you’d better enjoy it right now.
7. If you feel crappy, do something nice for someone else.
8. You should say “oh well, never mind” and let something go every day. No, I don’t mean health or personal hygiene.
9. Getting stuck is no problem as long as you know where to look for the key.
10. Holding on to bad stuff stops you from replacing them with good; flowers really do grow in manure.
11. Screaming at someone on the top of your lungs is fine – as long as you do it when you’re alone.
12. Principles are easy until you have to make difficult decisions.
See you back here for the 600th!