It’s a beautiful day here, and for today’s Small Shop Spotlight I’m excited to have you all meet the incredibly creative and talented owner of Saltwater Kittens, Jeska!
About 3 weeks ago, we came across a garage sale while out on an evening stroll. We picked up a number of books for Alexandra (including the “Dear God” series by Annie Fitzgerald-LOVE!), and a puzzle for ourselves.
My husband thought this would be a fun activity to do together, so he counted the pieces and spread them out on our kitchen table.
We were supposed to work on it whenever we had the opportunity, but as of yesterday afternoon there was little difference from the first day. I decided to come up with a brilliant idea. We’d finish the whole thing tonight!!! Psshhhh, don’t ask me what I was thinking, but once Alexandra went to sleep we went to work. We were a focused team, and for a while we were on a roll! 2.5 hours later my darling hubby began to fade, and at 11:00pm it was well past his usual bedtime. I appreciated his effort to stay awake on the eve of my birthday, 🙂 but as I kissed him goodnight I just knew I’d catch my second wind and complete the task at hand! Hahahaha. Well, let’s just say that while progress was made, the next 2 hours were a blur, and I stopped myself at 1:00am.
My eyelids were heavy, and I still wanted to post a coherent blog before I laid down for the night. 😉 As I stared at the empty spaces I didn’t feel like I did much of anything. I thought I’d have a completed puzzle to show as my masterful creation, but that was not the case. Instead, a huge smile came across my face for a completely different reason. I thought about the special quality time that had been created. No T.V., no phones, no baby in the mix. Just me and my love, enjoying each other’s company, and creating many special memories. On any given day, that’s more than enough for me!!
What will you create today?
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July 13, 2011, my husband and I made a discovery that would forever change the course of our lives. It was on this day, a Wednesday, that we found out I was pregnant with our first child. We were elated, and I knew right away that I wanted the gender of our baby to remain a surprise. It took some convincing, but my darling hubby agreed that we’d wait until the birth to learn if I’d been carrying a little prince or princess. Read More