Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thing-A-Day

You didn't tell me about Thing-a-Day. You probably realized that it was way more than I could handle. But I found out anyway, and I'm doing it (unofficially).

Here's my thing for today, a shadowbox of the dude at four (not sure when he made the handprint). But that stuff has been cluttering up our bedroom. And now we can hang it on the wall. (In addition to 15 minutes a day in the craft room, I'm doing 15 minutes a day in the master. I'm making much better progress in there, and it's keeping me going on the craft room.)

The striped paper (from a Christmas paper pack!) almost matches his little 1970s shirt. He's so cute!

Today marks 18 years together, so it will double as a nice little anniversary gift.



Michelle asked about the cookbook. It was Cake Mix Doctor which is my favorite dessert cookbook. I buy cake mix in bulk because with just a few tweaks you can make it taste fabulous!

It's true that I can't cash the checks (unless I find an unobservant teller)--checks go "stale" (technical term) after 6 months. I did call my aunt to apologize, and she offered to make them good. But it is absolutely wrong for me to expect the offer of money to be open ended. Especially since she retired yesterday. Catherine's right. I should hang one up to remind myself to oh, say, not shove mail into a backpack that I don't open for four years. And then let three dozen pairs of shoes (and a stray boot) pile up on top of it. Live and learn.

13 comments:

Miriam said...

Congrats on 18 years!!

I admire your thing-a-day. I would pre-fail, if that is possible.

Catherine said...

I love the shadow box! How cute!

My one thing a day is to just get up and breathe.........

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

dd

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I can't manage a thing a week, much less a day! Your little shadow box is cute, as is the dude!

Lee said...

Happy Anniversary! And boy oh boy was he cute!

Kathryn said...

Don't feel badly about the checks. I've found checks MUCH, MUCH older. All of my friends know not to let me handle money, unless it is a restaurant bill. That's good for me because I always have change.

KarenV said...

Happy Anniversary!

Nic said...

Happy anniversary - and congrats on the decluttering!

Alice said...

Happy Anniversary! What a nice keepsake. I like the idea of thing a day... and decluttering always feels good.

Michelle said...

Your shadowbox is awesome - yay for Thing-a-Day!! Happy Anniversary to you both. Congrats on the de-cluttering effort too. And thanks for the cookbook info - I'll put it on my shopping list!

mainely stitching said...

Love the thing-a-day idea. And a great big congratulations on your 18 years together! :D

Siobhan said...

Happy Anniversary! I'd never heard of the thing a day. Cool!

Redwitch said...

A bit late, but Happy Anniversary!

Cute shadow box :)

Like the thing a day idea, I would probably fail on day 2.