Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Further proof of "The Law"

Murphy's, that is...
OK, so I'm a magazine Circulation Manager.
(not a fun career nor recommended to anyone)
Today our latest issue of Triangle East was to arrive!
So of course in my zealous effort to deliver as many magazines as humanly possible...
an entire pallet had been ordered (by me)
and delivered. (3,000 copies)
Is our office equiped with a loading dock
for said pallet? No.
Did the deliverer of said pallet offer
assistance above his "assigned" duty to
deliver outside the door? No.
OK, undaunted super-woman that I am...
I pull out my little roll cart and begin unloading the
pallet, box by box, in 4" heels, dress attire
and jewelry no less,
with full sun exposure and 100 degree temps
at the height of the day.
OK, a little dewey (aka sweaty) and red-faced,
still undaunted I decide to take a break from the heat.
2 second break and a Dena to Dena conversation
"just get it over with you're already sweating in
your nice clothes anyway!"
I head back outside and load boxes into the
company car to proudly deliver around town tomorrow.
Down to the last 3 boxes of 29, loaded on the roll cart
I head for the office door...
the knob is not turning, try again, try again,
try again...Yep! Definately locked!
In the interim, my co-worker had left for a meeting and
I'm the lone occupant of the office for the afternoon.
The only thing I have in hand is the key to the
company car. Well, I can ask someone to contact
the landlord to let me in (the landlord with the
completely mesmerizing blue-eyed stare...
how embarrassing!?!)
 I knock on the next office door,
no answer, I decide to take the elevator and
try my luck upstairs.
I step off the elevator overlooking the parking lot
and lo and behold, from the time I stepped on the
elevator to the time I stepped off, another co-
worker's car has arrived in the parking lot!
I head back down, turn the knob and I'm in baby!

I'm thinking there are two forces at work here.
Murphy's law, undeniably, and
devine-intervention, possibly,
depending on your half-full,
half-empty take on life
bad-luck vs. good luck...

What do you think?
Blessing or curse??


Monday, July 26, 2010

The color of my mood today

I wish I were in a a Mary Engelbreit, life is good,
chair full of bowlies, bloggity blog blog life mood, 
but right now my mood is this....

I'm praying I'll be out of  my mood by the time
the polish chips off!

Ze craft room, she is fini!!

The new craft room unveiled!

This is/was my youngest daughter's bedroom.
She is beginning her 4th year in college and has spent the summer doing an internship at a wedding
venue/Plantation. Her goal is to be a wedding planner.
She is dating a wonderful guy named Matthew
who calls her (a totally too grown-up)
Rebecca. The first time in her life
that Becca has not been our little "Becca".
At this point, I'm not expecting a full time return home.
I suspect she is well on her way
to...sigh, Rebeccahood.
I've left her bed intact but transformed the rest
of the room into a much-needed craft room.

The desk area

The storage closet

Over the bed

Always in the company of angels.

I love you Becca..I mean, Rebecca.
I'm borrowing your room
but it's always yours when you need it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


(Turn and face the strain)
Time may change me
But I can't trace time...

I've been trying to keep myself occupied this past
week and have jumped from room to room
as an idea strikes me.
I wanted to share a few things I've changed
and some things that just add beauty to the world...
To me, in my world, anyway.

I replaced this wreath...

with this one.

This wall decal came from Dollar Tree
and is perfect above this "family" photo board.
(Family. A gift that lasts forever.)

I moved the living room furniture around a bit.
This armoire moved...

to this corner

And this took it's place

These chairs went from red with southwest fabric
(no before photo)
to this lime green....

and this turquoise check fabric, perfect for
Becca's new apartment!

This pink and orange teen room

Has become a yellow and red
guest/craft room

Onward my friend!

Strange fascination, fascinating me.
Ah changes are taking the pace I'm going through.
                                                               David Bowie

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you all so very much for your
comforting words, thoughts and prayers!
Your thoughtfulness in our time of sorrow
has been such a blessing to my family and I.

For as the sufferings of Christ
abound in us, so our consolation
also aboundeth by Christ.
                                II Corinthians 1:5

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Mom passed away on the afternoon of July 2nd.
I drove to SC the day before, she opened her eyes, acknowledged my presence and never woke again.
I had in my mind that her last day would be July 4th.
My father died on the 4th, 37 years ago, from a 
car accident. My brother Oral, 39, passed
away just last September from a heart-attack. My
sister and I remain, miles apart but linked in spirit.
We have planned a Memorial for my Mom and brother together, July 17th - 3 pm at Florence Baptist Church
in Lexington, SC.

I was so happy that I had the opportunity to be with
Mom every weekend this past month.
There were funny moments, and sad ones, but mostly
uplifting ones when we talked, and difficult ones when she struggled to be wholely capable.

I love you Mom, I will miss you, and I thank you for
making me the person that I am.