Saturday, July 28, 2007

Follow Where They Lead

I didn't get a chance to post last night because I was working on a little project for Sissy. I think she's a little blue. As she put it today, "I have been dating for 20 years, and I'm just tired of it!" I wish she could find someone. I know she wants to have kids, and she's old fashioned that way--first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Sissy with a baby carriage.

She must have been desperate because she asked me to go shopping with her today. But I was a trooper! I dragged myself through the King of Prussia Mall for five hours, no complaints. That's a lot for me. But it's nothing in the scheme of helping my sister. She's coming for dinner tomorrow (my cousin is out of town, so the next best cook is doing Sunday dinner).

The notebook (it's one of those b/w composition notebooks) didn't come out quite how I planned, but it's not a bad first go. The quote by Louisa May Alcott says "Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." The center strip has been covered with glitter. I'm thinking of making stationery sets for my sisters-in-law for Christmas--including a matching notebook, but only using things I have on hand. I have to get the craft spending under control. Our visit to the financial planner has shown me that!


Barbara said...

Finances - argh!!

I feel for your sister. Niek's sister is in a similiar situation - now into her 30's, she's sick to death of dating and of babysitting other people's kids.

Michelle said...

I love the notebook and especially the quote. I can totally understand how she feels, I've been there, and it's hard.