Today, for ME, I finished my new designs and uploaded them to my site (and of course my wonderful bloggy world!) Enjoy! I know I am.
Whimsy Add-on Picture Frames are hand-painted and adorned with whimsy add-ons. Each frame can be personalized with child's name in your choice of color. Select matching ribbon for hanging or a post for stand-up display. Cost: $16.50
"Single Mom, will work for food and diapers. GOD BLESS"
That's the sign I saw a young girl holding as I drove down the street today. She was in her late teens/early twenties. Shocking I tell ya! In the city I live in you won't see the stereotypical homeless person with a "will work for food" sign, let alone a young girl with a sign like that. My first thought was shock, then sadness. I drove past. I have no cash. I just don't carry it. Then it hit me...DIAPERS. So, like a dummy I cut over into the turning lane, wait for traffic to clear and then bust a u-turn. Traffic was clear. I swear. The light was red. But no, I came inches away from this big silver pick-up truck. Where in the bleep did that come from? Who knows. I waved and mouthed "sorry" 1,000 times to the driver as they just screamed(windows up thank God) and flipped me off. Ahhhh! America. Gotta love it.
I made my way over to the girl and went to talk to her. My first instinct is to hug her. I don't. It would have been difficult with that gigantic cardboard sign anyway. I said hello and asked what size diapers she would like. She already had someone offer diapers so I agreed upon wipes, baby wash and lotion. When I think about it now, I realize that she asked for baby powder and I got lotion. Ugh, dummy me. I hope someone gets her the powder.
I feel for that girl. Help someone in need... karma is real.
Depending on who you ask, my Mondays may seem to always be about me. But they are not. If you ask J, he'll tell you that since I don't go in to work on Mondays...that I sleep in...that I am on the computer all day...that I relaxed and/or did nothing. If only he knew. Mondays haven't been solely about me in quite sometime. My Mondays, just like every other day of this God-given week are about so many things. The house. Is it clean? Do we have dishes? What about the baskets of clean, yet unfolded laundry J left for me? Dinner. What is J going to want? Is H going to be here tonight? What will she want? The studio. I could go on and on here as I have devoted so much of my time, health and energy into it, but I will not. Then there is Little Painted Polka Dots. Yes, this is a bit about me, but also for J and our future. I want to be a work-at-home mom. Can I have a little appreciation for trying to succeed on the "work" part before the "mom" part? Please. That is not just about me, now is it?
On to what this post is about - a moment for me. It may not seem like much to some of you, but I dressed up pretty today. Only for a moment. I had some errands to run. It would have been simple to throw on my comfies that I will be running in later, along with some flip flops so my toes could soak up some of this beautiful sun. I didn't though. I am worth more. Who cares if I was running to the Hobby Lobby. I was the most stylish chickie in there today! I did my hair, full makeup, black peep-toe heels, black wide leg trousers that have only been out of the house once, a bright pink hyacinth blouse (I hate that word btw, but that is what it is), and I topped it off with my fabulous cream colored polka dot jacket. I was, for a moment, gorgeous! When you look good - YOU FEEL GOOD! So I felt...GREAT.
Also on my way home, on the realtor sign I pass daily, there was a fabulous quote that is so fitting, for the blog, and for my life. I have to make some serious choices in the near future and this quote will stick with me forever.
"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice!" Well my friends, I CHOOSE to be happy. If you are happy too, and need a moment for you, then take the Happiness Challenge. It's good for your soul.
That is what I had time for today. I can't wait for next Monday. I love that I have an excuse to take a little "me time." Let's not think of it as an excuse, let's call it a responsibility. If I don't take a moment for me, who will?
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It all depends on the day, or the night before, I guess. Yesterday I was wide awake and making a tutu dress (coming soon - be.au.ti.ful!) at 7:30am. But nope, not today. I was rudely awakened at 9:30am by J telling me that it was already 11:30am. So I laid there for a few minutes feeling crummy about wasting part of the day, but it is ONLY 9:30!! He just tried to tell me that it snowed enough to cover the grass. It didn't. But it was calling for snow. Off I go, to make the most of my 2 gained hours.
For that little diva, posh princess, and every animal lover - my Animal Print Wall Letters are a steal at only $12 each. Choose your print, color, and letter selection and I will create that perfect addition for the bedroom/playroom/nursery wall. These are perfect for the little boys too. Primary colors in place of the hot pink look just as snazzy for the little fellas!
This has nothing to do with LPPD. Who cares?! It is my blog, so I can say what I want...;) Well, it has to do with what I said two days ago, so that counts. I finally succumbed to my craving for Chinese food. I ordered some yesterday and finally finished it today. I had a nice hot bowl of the BEST Wonton soup in the world. Thanks to Wok Inn. No, I am not getting paid to promote them, even though this is the second time I've mentioned their name. Sheesh, nothing! Not even a free fortune cookie with my order now that I think about. Well, I had it delivered so the delivery guy probably ate it.