Friday, March 13, 2009
Kiss the cook....
Our home is 99 years old. The ceilings are are just seven feet above the floor. As a result, we have lighting that is either recessed or very flat against the ceiling. Above is the fixture in our kitchen.
Yesterday I applied vinyl lettering which I bought in a craft chain store. These vinyl letters are also abundant on eBay where I saw many other quotes I loved.
But--I had a discount coupon in my hand and it was just the right size and sentiment, so I went for immediate gratification. ( The shade on the light doesn't heat up.) Easy to apply, easy to remove and very whimsical. My husband read it and I am happy to say it resulted in a kiss.
Finding whimsy isn't easy these days. A few weeks ago, my husband's workplace closed abruptly and he was notified by a message on our answering machine. We navigated the dark waters of unemployment compensation, lack of jobs in his field, and the inability to find affordable health care. Fortunately for us, the company reopened and he is back at his high tech job-- for the moment.
My commitment now is to find more whimsy every day. Maybe that's why I love those whimsical cows and photographing dolls and making art. And, I discovered during this time that blogging and reading blogs is one of my favorite things to do and can provide brightness and whimsicality to a person's life despite other things going on.
Enjoy your day and the weekend-- and look for the whimsy!