Hello, friends. As you open this post, have you thought about what a blessing today is? To have just read this question and be able to wonder, "Hmmmm, have I?"
This morning I started my day at Target. I saw a man photographing the bullseye and thought,
"He is right on........(I can't type the word...too corny)"
Perusing the dollar bins for ideas...OFFICE PASS was like a neon sign! It is along the lines of CALLING IN WELL TO WORK.
So I bought it and am posting so that it is yours for the taking for TOMORROW.
National Free Day Friday!
Your boss implores you to use the Office Pass!
Just print this photo and put in a memo, the assertive communication on your part is sure to be impressive and you will be granted your wish!
And if the OFFICE PASS doesn't work, print out this PEZ dispenser for a treat, FREE DAY FRIDAY! There are only 3 packages of treats, so be choosy when you are submitting to the boss. A little sprinkle of fairy dust on the memo may not hurt for that extra insurance.
Do you know who I thought of when I saw this Pez Princess?
First person to guess wins the fabric that she is resting on!
First the Hall Pass then the CELEBRATION! How did my barista know that I had just received the GODwink? Can you tell how much fun I have at my Starbucks?
Where do you go to feel special and that place where someone makes you feel like you are the only customer?
The celebration continues from 2 weekends ago! The happy hearts continue to be mailed, fun for me to think of them trickling into your mailboxes at a staggering pace...literally!
JOY.....I had an experience yesterday that rocked my emotional core. As many of you know I am a wilderness nurse and travel to the desert on Wednesdays to play with my students and clients. On my drive yesterday there was a string of parked cars and a truck on the side of the road that I immediately recognized. Do you see the Mary above carefully holding on to her babe? When I saw a co-worker being treated for a neck injury, my response to him, "Skyler, I just want to squeeze you and make you better...." Joy was knowing that my friends were ok and that God blessed them with calm judgment as a brake line was broken on their truck, a culvert to their left and parked cars in front of them.....
All through the day as I drove, I thought about their safety and about the rolled truck of an unknown man....Several years ago a similar rolled truck was on my drive to a work retreat and I was asked to park and assist.....CPR could not save the man.......I post these crosses in remembrance of the stranger who I worked on years ago, the men yesterday who survived and the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.....Last night was a night of tears and reminder that grief does not give us warning when we are vulnerable....Mortality.....
The other evening after prayers, Noah looked at me and said, "I love going to sleep because I get excited to wake up for another day of surprises!"
Mornings are like a gift bag.........
Isn't this bag wonderFULL! Stephanie gifted to me a while ago and I have been wanting to post it at just the right time...Today's post is that day. She is such a fabulous woman and the connections we have made over the past while I are a blessing to me! She also gifted me numerous wonderful fabrics and I look forward to dispersing as blog prizes are given...
Did I warn you this was a post of tangents....So much to share and so hang in there with me! I am definitely pulling an Em today!
Yep, the kitties are resurfacing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have been a constant companion for some time in my mind. I am playing with different ideas but getting so close to having the final plan to start......I can't wait to share my ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I began this post with this picture and I end with its beauty....Sean is finally going to get his own Mary quilt.....I have been wanting to make it unique for our home and this morning while at Scrap Apple Quilts, these lovely fabrics and Mary and Crosses all said, "Blessed!" that I am and that it will be! A quilt of color, humility and a CELEBRATION! of Mary.......I have said it before and I will say it again,
"There is something about Mary!"
Motherhood, applique, broderie perse, text, life and death, sacrifice, The whole Kit and Caboodle
And now I declare,
"TEACHER, I am officially using the Office Pass."
Off to Vegas tomorrow for more tattoo color for Sean, my son's 21st birthday and....
CELEBRATING! and a quiet tear for each cross I pass on the highway for those 128 miles that remind me that someone's gift bag included sadness and loss that day they woke up.