Because this is the way my brain works, and I thought someone might find the humor in it all...
I have a Pen Pal...Jenny from THE MODEST PEACOCK has put out a call on her blog for handwritten letters from Pen Pals in each and every state, as well as from abroad. Fun, huh?! I thought so, and she needed someone from NV, so I jumped at the chance to participate. So much is done on the computer nowadays, hand writing letters is fast becoming a lost art - sadly, I have heard they are no longer going to be teaching penmanship in schools. Anyway, I received this beautiful letter from Jenny, while in Denver...from the envelope, to the beautiful Peacock card, to the lovely polka dotted stationary, it's a very charming, old-school, honest-to-goodness handwritten letter - Jenny ROCKS!
Yesterday, while out shopping for picture frames, I found myself standing in the Stationary Department...I decided that I needed sheets of writing paper, because it's very rare that I can cram everything on one card. Not finding what I wanted, I headed to the checkout stand, where this pad of writing paper was sitting, all by itself...like a "sign" (LOVE the movie SIGNS, too - "Swing away, Merrill")! I loved the texture of the thin, almost parchment-like brown paper, but as the cover sheet was pretty bent and wrinkled, it wasn't something I normally would have purchased as a matter of principal. UNTIL, I flipped the cover up and saw THIS on the first page...it WAS a SIGN!
SOLD! I stood there chuckling - amazed that someone had left a message this way and no one noticed them doing it, but happy that they HAD (and I think they came in peace, if you look at his hand). Yes, it came home with me! These are the quirky, weird, joyful things that make up my life.
I've been accused of being "squirrel brained" (this is Roger Nutkin, the squirrel that lives in my parent's backyard, and annoys them to no end), by my daughter. She laughs at how easily amused I can be, and how quickly I flit from one odd, shiny object to the next. It doesn't take much - an alien on a piece of brown butcher paper did it for me yesterday! And, did you notice how I segued from the signs comment up there, to the movie quote...no, it doesn't take much at all, I admit! Squirrel brained I may be, but human still, and having fun at it!
Hope your Easter weekend is wonderful and filled with the humans (and/OR aliens) that you love...XOXO