I was getting that last 10 minutes of sleep this morning – you know, the 9 minutes after you hit the snooze for the “last time.” It was so warm and nice in bed, the house was quiet, and it was a lovely way to start a Monday. And then – the door burst open and Mike said, “Did you have my keys when we got home the other day? Where are they?” He was supposed to meet someone at 8:30 and was running a little late because his truck keys were missing.
I am not and have never been a morning person. I don’t just wake up, happy and cheerful and ready to start the day. If I get to bed at 1 a.m., it’s an “early night,” so when I wake up at 7:30 or so, it takes a few minutes to get my head “unfuzzy.” I need coffee. Copious amounts of coffee, actually. And I need a peaceful, calm atmosphere – not heavy metal music, not people rushing around, not a bunch of questions – until after the coffee. After the 3rd or 4th cup of coffee, I can handle just about anything.
So when Mike came in the room, all I could think was, “Who is this man and what’s he doing in my bedroom? Keys? What keys?” As my mind de-clouded, I remembered. We had gone to Costco Saturday night and I was helping him carry in some of our supplies. He came in through the garage…I checked my coat pockets to make sure I hadn’t slipped them in there. Nope.
The longer I thought about it, though, the more I started remembering (Saturday night was about 36 hours ago!) – we were in separate cars and I got home about 20 minutes before Mike. I used my keys to unlock the door and never even saw his. By the time I got this far in the thought process, though, Mike had borrowed Jon’s set of keys and had left, still probably thinking I had stuck his keys somewhere. I did, however, remind him when he came back. “Remember…you went back to your truck to get your stuff from the office. Did you check your briefcase?” (At the same time I said this, he was already reaching his hand in the case and pulling out his keys.) I felt very vindicated. And tired.
I said all that to say I didn’t stamp much today. My stamping time was spent looking for lost keys, and the rest of the day was spent practicing and playing for lessons. So here’s a swap from my friend Marsha Reed in Iowa.
Stamps: My Friend; Ink: Basic Black; Paper: Calypso Coral card stock; Everyday Enchantment designer series paper; Other: mini brads, Big Shot, Adorning Accents edgelits, blossom punch, Boho blossom punch
My sincerest apologies to Marsha if these aren’t the right supplies. She sent a list, but I cleaned off the table so we could have dinner yesterday, and, well, the list is missing. I love the monochromatic look of the card and flower – with the splash of designer paper. This will be a great card for the fundraiser I’m doing! It’s nice and simple, but very pretty and elegant. And it’s not too bulky, so it won’t cost extra to mail (always a plus!).
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!