Happy Tuesday Lovlies,
Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday!
I have been working all morning on guess what???
Remember that dinnerware we looked for ages to find
(above photo) that I got for Anniversary & Christmas.
Well, I finally got a chance to unpack those babies
today, and you know what I heard the bowl say
to the cup, " Oh my heavens, I did not think we
were ever gonna get out of that dark, depressing,
uncomfortable box and finally be used for what
we were created to do."
I just continued to unpack them and pretended
not to hear. As I unpacked the a plate I heard the
plate say, " She is unpacking me first, after all, I am
the most important of the set, after all I serve
the main dish or entree.
Then the cup said," yea, right! I am the most important,
because people can not go without liquids, even if they
are hot, and they could drink water from me if they wanted.
Then the bowl piped up and said in desperation " yes,
but I serve salad and soup, and we all know that vegetables
are the most important thing for their health".
Feeling a bit jealous and vulnerable the salad/dessert
plate said well, " I have 4 purposes so I must truly
be the most important of all, because I can
serve salad, appetizers, bread and best
and most fun of all desserts! And we all know
how much humans lovvvvvvve desserts!"
The bowl then said, "you know what, this is getting
us no where, we are all different, and we all have
different uses and personalities, but really, I don't see
where what I do, is any better than what you do,
it is just different".
The cup then, chimed in, and said
"I think he is right, we do need to learn to appreciate
our differences and the different purposes, talents, and
personalities that we were given by our creator".
Then the plate said " I see what he means, and I am
embarrassed I ever started this foolish talk.
I think we should do our best to work together to set
a lovely table and to serve this family with all we have.
Working together we will bring much
joy to this family, and much joy to our creator."
"Wow", said the salad/dessert plate, "you are
so right, I kind of got carried away too, but I
really think that our creator would want us to appreciate
our differences and work together just like she said ,
because, after all, he poured a lot of love, thought and
work into creating us."
"You know what, I think our creator thinks we are all
pretty special and important, what do you think???"
said, the bowl.
As I was putting them away, I heard them all agree,
and they lived happily
Well Friends.................that is not exactly the way
I thought that story was gonna go, because as I
was unpacking the dishes I got another analogy
from it, but when I started writing, this is what
came. Maybe I will tell you the other story
tomorrow, if I don't lose it overnight!! lol
I am happy to say my dishes are all put away
but I did want to show you the beautiful
glasses my Dee bought me for Christmas.
I just love them!
They are scalloped around the bottom. Believe it or not
we found these at Target. I just love the shape of them too.
I love the beading down the side as well. I was
thinking I wanted some colored glasses at first,
but these are just so perfect for the dishes.
These weren't destined for the china hutch because I keep
my china that we got as a wedding present from Jim's
parents in there, but I just cleared a spot to try and
get a nice shot of the glasses, but I don't know.........
they look pretty nice in there, so now I am back
to thinking again.....................
Oh My, here we go again!! lol
Last but certainly not least, is the Bestowal
of the "Sunshine Award" on my well
thought out friends!!
Now............You might want to shoot me, but I
decided not to do them all today because I wanted to
write something nice about each one, then that way, when
they come over to cut and paste their "Blog Award Button"
they can copy and paste that as well, into there
blog post rather than have it in their
I chose according to when they and their blog
came into my life, because some of them I have
known for a long time, but they weren't blogging then!!
Anyway, my first one is
Becky over at Holiday in the Sun
I know, I know, you are an award free
blog, but I just can't leave you out. You
aren't under any obligation to do anything
but receive it. Becky's blog is just a delight,
just like her!!
She brings and spreads joy to everyone
she knows, and she is such an encouragement
to me personally, and I know an encouragement
to everyone who reads her blog.
We have been friends for years, in fact, I
really don't know how many years we have
known each other, do you??? It has been
a long time tho!!
Becky tries to always have a great perspective
on life and to see the bright side of things,
and she encourages us to spread love and
joy wherever we go!!
Cudos my friend, you are truly a ray
of Sunshine in my life.
She also encouraged me to start
a blog and after hearing a lot
about hers I decided to go for it!
.Keep up the good work and hope
to see you blogging more in the
My # 2 pick
Is Linnea from over at Neabear
I met Linnea thru Becky. She came by
to welcome me to to blogland and just kept
coming. Linnea is a sweetheart and has
given me many good blogging tips that
were so helpful, and she was my first follower
I did not know. So she is very special to me!
She has a fun blog
with lots of pretty pictures especially
flowers which I love and she also
has a craft blog as well. If you go
to the one above you can find your
way over to the craft blog as well.
Linnea, thanks so much for your
friendship, help, and
support. I have missed you
as of late! Congrats to you!!
My #3 Pick
Bonnie over at one designing woman
Bonnie I met thru Becky as well, she came
over to welcome me, and has stayed
with me too. She and I have discovered we
have so much in common, we both love
decorating and pretty things,
we think alike, we have some similiar life
experiences, we both agree that keeping
a thankful heart is a key to joy!
Bonnie is full of joy and thankfulness
and bring lots of joy to her readers
as well. She is also very witty and
many times when I am reading her
blog, I will just be sitting there dying
laughing and have to read it to hubby.
Thanks for the fun and encouraging
spirit that you bring to my world.
You are a true sister!!
Good going, and keep it up!
My #4 pick
Heather over at family forever
I don't really know how Heather came to
meet me. If you remember Heather let me
know?? It might have been from Becky
as well. At any rate, Heather has been
with me almost as long as Bonnie.
Heather came on board about the time
my son was getting ready for his Appalachian
Trail adventure and she was so interested
in it all, which so made it fun for me.
Heather's blog is fun and interesting and
she shares a lot about her escapades with
her darling lil girl Ella, who is such a cutie.
Heather's blog shows forth so much love
of family and friends, and her commitment
to that lifestyle. Wonderful job you are
doing Heather. Persevere on!!
Well folks since this blog is a mile long
now, think I had better quit there and
I will give you some more tomorrow.
Congratulations to you All!
This has been so much fun for me
giving you guys the awards.
It is amazing the bond I feel with
each of you!
Also, don't forget to cut and paste
the Award button to your blog,
and what I said about you as well,
if you desire!
See you tomorrow friends,
Love and Blessings,