Poke me


Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments when you realize something you should have known all along? It can happen with parenting, at your job, or even when trying to wrap a left over piece of cake in tin foil. (Turn the foil diagonally and it fits more..I know!)

Usually, when I have an “aha” moment, it makes me feel like I suddenly discovered a hidden treasure. It gives me a rush of warm fuzzy feelings and makes me want to shout my new knowledge from the rooftops.

“Aha” moments happen a lot at these Stampin’ Up! conventions. There are so many creative people out there….nobody knows it all. I learn something new from each and every class I go to. I’ve been doing this gig for just under 16 years, so you’d think I knew it all. But I don’t. Nobody could ever know it all because the crafting world is in a constant state of creation. We will never catch up. That is why I love it.

Sometimes, an “aha” moment comes that makes me want to bury myself under a rock or inspect my gas stove by match light. Those are the times when I learn something that either makes me disgusted with the human race or points out a huge flaw that I have. I have many flaws….it is something I am well aware of. It is also something I try not to dwell on. If I think too much about those flaws…I would never leave my closet. The show must go on!

I tend to be a sarcastic person at times, and I hope people understand that I am just trying to make them laugh. I love laughter and try to keep the mood light and fun as much as I can. Sarcasm can be harsh at times, but I try to avoid that kind of sarcasm. You may think that is because I am such a wonderfully, nice, thoughtful, considerate person…..(and I am) but, I think the real motivation is that I have a really hard time ‘taking’ that kind of sarcasm when it is directed at me. I may come across as strong, but I am a big ball of jello on the verge of melting most the time. Sure, I’ll laugh along with you at my expense, but inside….I’m turning into that red runny stuff that stains ever surface it touches.

Be kind. I try. I have good intentions and assume everyone else does too most of the time. When I fail, it is not due to lack of trying. When I succeed….let me know. I’d love to see the rest of my house, outside my closet…..cause I said so.


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2 thoughts on “Poke me

  1. You do put up a good front, but those who know you know how tender-hearted you are.
    One of the many qualities you exhibit is forgiveness. You are one of the few people who genuinely forgives and forgets. This is a great thing that more of us need to strive to emulate.
    You are one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever known.
    Whoever put you down had better watch out…I’m old…spending the rest of my life in jail would be no big deal.

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