Wednesday, March 5, 2008

21 Day Challenge ~ Day 5

Well, here we are at day 5. Here's the link for the challenge & the link for the message board. I really believe this quote. I've wanted to start a jewelry business for so long. I'm one of those perfectionist types & nothing was perfect. I had to have everything done before I could start my business. Everything changed when I became a stay at home mom. I thought this was the time to do it. The ironic thing was my calendar was more jam packed than when I was working. After some trial & error & the help of my life coach, Anna Harding, I finally took the plunge. I still have a lot to learn after my first year, but I am so much more confident as an artist & presenting my work.

Here is today's piece: Go LSU. No I'm not a Louisiana State grad; I'm a proud Florida State grad. This one is in homage to my cousin. (Thanks Trell) As you can see I got a little crazy with the pictures for this one. Woo hoo! Here's the link for today's listing. I have 10 pieces listed in my store. Thanks Rhonna for this challenge. It's making it easy for me to make it happen.

Here's one for all the SAHM/WAHM. I got this in my email today from my cousin Trellee who inspired the piece I listed above. My sister & I were just talking about this. Read on; I got a chuckle out of this one :)

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed Home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

'Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.'

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. - he arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the check book.

He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1 P.M. And he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home.

Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper. After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.

At 9 P.M. He was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said:
'Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh! Oh! Please, let us trade back.'

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied: 'My son, I feel you have learned your
lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months though. You got pregnant last night.'

1 comment:

Rhonna said...

again- i LOVE your artwork! you're amazing!