How Do You Write That?

How Do You Write That?

Have you seen the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog? It’s so fun! The kit includes practice sheets and 16 cards and envelopes. If you add the Calligraphy Essentials Stamp Set and the Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Markers, you can create beautiful hand lettered cards using modern calligraphy! Check out Shannon’s video from Stampin’ Up!.

I don’t know about you, but this is a super easy way to use calligraphy on cards. I was a music major in college, and one of my electives was Calligraphy. It was mostly for composition majors, and we learned how to write music notes in calligraphy, but we also learned how to write letters. It was fun – but this kit is easier and even more fun. If you purchase the stamp set, you just need to follow the lines with your Stampin’ Write Markers. And you don’t have to purchase a calligraphy pen and ink. You can get two brand new Stampin’ Up! Markers that coordinate with the kit for only $6.00. (Believe me, I paid a lot more for my pen and ink.)

About Mom

I want to thank everyone who sent happy thoughts to my mom yesterday. She’s doing very well and came home from the hospital a day early. Bottom line – she needs to take her meds and avoid stress.

Before she left the hospital, we had to pick up a prescription for her meds. While she was getting a final X-ray (f0r a cough caused by previous meds) and the wheelchair to get her out of the hospital, I ran to the pharmacy to pick up her prescription.

At our hospital, every time they do anything for a patient – give them drugs, move them to another room, take their blood pressure, leave dinner – they ask for their birthday. I always thought it was to see if the patient was coherent. Today, I learned that’s maybe not the case.

When I went to get Mom’s meds, I was asked her birthdate. Fortunately I knew she was 25 years older than me, so it was easy to answer.  “Oh, it looks like that was just called in. It’s not ready yet.” No problem. Everything at the hospital is slow, so I knew she wouldn’t be ready to leave for awhile.

While I was waiting, I looked around. This hospital pharmacy has a LOT of fun gift ideas. I saw a doctor’s jacket with a pretend stethoscope and other doctor things – the hammer you use to check reflexes, the thing you use to look into eyes and ears (that I won’t even try to spell, because I was a music major, not an Allied Health major), thermometer and more! Before I could cave and give in to an impulse purchase, one of the ladies at the “pick-up” counters said, “Can I help you?”

I told her, “I don’t think it’s ready yet, but it’s for (my mom’s name).”

“Date of birth?” she asked. My response, “Month/Day/1933.” (And now, if you’re good at math, you know how old I am. If you’re not – I’m not telling! Ok Keep reading. I will eventually tell.)

“I’m sorry. What was the date?” I repeated it. “What was the year again?” Me: 1933.

Girl at the counter: Was that 1933? Seriously? Is my diction that bad? I know I don’t yell when I speak, but it’s my Mom’s birth year. I’m not whispering like I would if it were mine.

At that point I realized she hadn’t heard that it was for my mom.  I felt like saying, “I look good for 85 don’t I? You should use Ever skin care products!” But I didn’t. I just repeated the date and continued with the purchase.

So, yeah – I’m almost 60 but don’t look like 85. I guess that’s a good thing?

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy today. Have a fabulous day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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10 Responses to How Do You Write That?

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    Glad to hear your Mom is home and I just love your funny stories! I think you should of went with “I look for my age”! Maybe your Mom should take up yoga for stress relief!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Horr says:

    I am glad your mom is ok. If you keep using Ever you will look 60 when you ar 85!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Celia Jarvis says:

    Give your Mom my wishes for a quick recovery because at our age speedy has bee n lost from our vocabulary.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. debsmart says:

    Too funny! Great story, Buffy. I’m really glad to hear that your Mom is doing well. I’m sure she’ll do well on her meds; if she actually finds a way to avoid stress – tell her to bottle & sell it!! I’ll be her best customer! 😉

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  5. Mom says:

    So funny. I wonder if these things happen to you more than many others – because you are such a “fun” person and find humor in most situations. (

    Liked by 1 person

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