Friday, March 13, 2009

:: :: nice things :: ::

so, this image isn't entirely related to this post, but i found it on flickr and loved it so much i thought i'd make the stretch.

today i have a question for you:

if your significant other, spouse, children, mom, etc. wanted to do something nice for you -- do not buy -- what would you want? would they cook for you? leave you alone? take you someplace?


Molly March 14, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

(Julie, I followed you from an etsygreeting post when you mentioned that you used Adobe CS -- I do too, so I had to check out your work, which is lovely)

If I were totally truthful, the gift that anyone would give me that I would prize more than anything would be time free from obligation. So, if the husband or friends were to really want to treat me, they'd take the kids out for a fun day out.

I would probably just do the things I would do anyway: putter about designing cards, catch up on paperwork, etc, but it's amazing how much more productive you are without small ones constantly demanding little bits of your time...

JaNae March 15, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

I second what molly said above. Take the kids for a day so I can have some peace & me time. get a good meal, read a good book, get organized, work on a project or just veg in front of the tv all with out the word "MOM!" uttered or yelled once.

Mary P. from March 15, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

I am in grad school right now (and busy busy busy) and my mom (bless her heart) cooks dinners for me to freeze or cook/reheat. So mom has already done something nice for me many times over...

If boyfriend would someday say, "hey mary, let's craft together" I think (if possible) I'd love him even more.

Anonymous March 15, 2009 at 2:46 PM  

i would have to sheepishly say that if he read my blog and started a conversation about whatever I had posted last (before I did) i would be touched beyond belief. sometimes it feels like i am force feeding it to him (i can get overexcited). but from the reactions I get I sense he thinks its all just a phase for me of birds, butterflies, cotton candy and cutesy nonsense. (sigh) but to me its about creativity and healing.

Molly March 15, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

creativitae, I hear you! Sadly, I don't think my husband has EVER willingly read my blog, but the thing is to try not to take it personally -- that they're not interested in reading our blogs doesn't mean that they love us any less! It's just how they are...

a friend to knit with March 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

oh........i think it depends on the day for me.
but when my children were smaller, it was......let me take a NAP! :) oh. a good nap can do wonders for the mood!

Dharmamama March 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

1) Arrange something really fun for me and the boys,then

2) After said fun thing, take the boys so I could have unstructured alone time. Leave a meal I love so I didn't need to think about what to make.