Hey there! Long time no see!
Not your fault.
It's all mine.
Sometimes I get a lot of plates spinning at once and it overwhelms whatever it is inside me that makes me want to write.
I edited some pictures I took when I was in Oklahoma the other day and thought I should bring myself out of my malaise by sharing them with you.
This little project starts as a lot of my projects.
I buy something for nothing.
Then it goes to the garage or basement and sits there.
For two years.
Pretty ugly huh?
I think I took this picture after it had been in the basement for a long while.
I decided I wanted to give it to my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas.
So I painted it up with Chalk Paint® in Emperors Silk. Everything was painted. The knobs, the hinges, everything.
Then it was waxed with Dark Wax.
Oh yeah, that nasty glass was covered with chalkboard paint.
That was 2 years ago.
This was the first time I've taken the time to take pictures of some of the things I've made for him over the years.
I always put off picture taking because I never have the right camera or lighting for pictures. But this time I just used my phone and dealt with it.
Just simple stuff. Stuff that he could totally live without.
But they do serve a little purpose.
And while I was editing these pictures all I could think about was proud I am of the person he has become.
I can remember making this for him, worrying that he would think I was preaching to him, which I probably was in some form or fashion. But mainly I was sharing one of my favorite quotes.
The wonderful thing is that, in spite of my preaching, this sweet, tenderhearted, charming, loveable
little boy . . .
has become a sweet, tenderhearted, charming, lovable, man.
He's not perfect. But he works on it.
And I love that.
He tries. He grows. He practices.
I love that too.
What more could you want from a son?