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Today's Simply Jane card reflects the way I want my life to look...serene, peaceful, pretty.
This, however, is what my life really looks like:
See, my life looks upside down, just like my dining room table. The bolts on one leg are stripped after eight moves, and the picture alerts me to just how wretched and worn the upholstery is on the chairs. My bolts are stripped and my upholstery is worn after ten moves...and I'll be perfectly happy when I've screwed myself together and recovered myself. Military life wears a person down!
My house looks like...well, I don't know what it looks like, exactly, but it's a mess. We slept on real beds last night, which was delightful. My husband burst out in song when he came home from work yesterday..."Reunited, and it feels so gooood!"
I alternate between giggles of glee and wanting to burst into tears at the sheer quantity of work to be finished before we can find the stinking extension cord so I can hang curtains with my corded drill. If we'd bought a cordless drill years ago, we'd now be unable to find the charger, so whatever the case, I'd be, well let's just go ahead and commit a pun, screwed.
Today's card is a serene reflection of the order and dignity I crave at the moment. It also reflects the limitations of Memento's original line of inks. The baby blue is too light, and I hope, hope, hope the new colors fill in that gap in the blues. We shall see.
No amount of personal chaos, however, could make me forget that this is Good Friday or that Sunday I will sing, with countless other voices, the old Charles Wesley hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today.
stamps: Papertrey Ink (Simply Jane)
paper: PTI white
accessories: small pearls, corner rounder