Just because

Sometimes my ideas are so silly.  Sometimes they are insanely time consuming.  Sometimes they don’t work out.  When they DO work out?  There is a beautiful happy dance in my brain and joy every time I think of it!  I can try to ignore my ideas.  They behave badly (the ideas) and kick at the dirt like a child who has been told no.
Each year about this time I start getting great ideas about what I would liked to do for my students and the teachers who work with them.  They all work so hard.  I appreciate them.  I love my work.  I REALLY love the idea of my creative work complimenting my education world work.  It makes my balance seeking Libra soul happy. 
Here’s the thing…I usually don’t do it…the ideas.  I run out of time.
This year?  Well, I see such hard work happening.  I see people going above and beyond quite a lot.  I decided I was going to do it!  They might not know all the love and care that went into each step…but I will know and that is sort of the point. So…
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I got out my power tools!!!! (And safety glasses Mama)
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I cut the squares.
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Sanded them.
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Stained each one (32 of those babies :-))
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Printed and cut perfect Theodore Roosevelt quote for those in the ring every single day.
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And then I mod podged them on, and glued the magnet on the back. 
Then I made them toffee.  While it cooled, I sewed little bags for the toffee and decorated the gift bag.
Do you see what I mean?  Silly how long it all took.  It didn’t matter.  It needed to be just so…and it was.  I delivered them and I was happy and it was good.

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About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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2 Responses to Just because

  1. duffolks says:

    YOU are a gift to them, says me! love, mama!

    Have a good day!           Sent from my phone

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