Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trade Offs

     Sunday night I was excited on Monday I had plans-I knew hubby was going hunting and I would have a chance to be alone with my thoughts.  I would write, create, stitch, gather inspiration and make a day of it.   My daughter reminded me when she came home-"Mom guess what I don't have school tomorrow-teacher's workshop."  I was happy for her, but sad for me.  I thought I would have a different day-just the hound n' me.  Him stretching n' basking in the sun. Me, happy with webs of glue, spray paint and writing poems. Him taking a nap. Me, happy with my thoughts, quiet and having popcorn for lunch. I grew up in a movie theater, so popcorn is my comfort food!  Now a new plan-recalculate keeps coming to mind.  Daughter wants to go have coffee and shop. 
Yes, she is a teenager!




It's GOlden


Mom pleeease
Ok-I'll GO
 heart knows 
 GOlden
funky finds
in
chic geek
burGundy tOp
Rolling in the Deep
cranking radio
wailing royal dreams
Grab cOffee
n' linGer with shared biscOtti
 recalculate GPS=
Gifts, PassiOn, Spirit
styling corners 
in the hall of shame
Her big smile
one dimple
pierces my heart
yes, it was GOlden
 no regrets
blue paint, finger webs of glue
stitched dreams
my Guess tOmorrow...


© Ellen Wilson




 Sometimes we just need to hang up our plans and trade up for GOlden! 
This is for Open Link Night over at dverse.  This challenge was offered up by Brian!  We all know sacrifice~
 Thanks Brian








24 comments:

  1. ah now look how she smiles... you made her happy for sure... cool that you changed plans and spent time with her... such precious mother/daughter moments... my little one is in costa rica at the moment... and i miss her terribly..smiles

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    1. Claudia,
      How is your girl doing? I loved what you share about her before :D
      Yes, it is a precious time and I do not want to regret it~ Thank you!!

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  2. ...and hey..what kind of art are you doing with glue and spray paint...sounds cool...and i'm one curious person..smiles

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    1. I am making peat pot women! I know sounds odd..I will post one soon. I want some spooky ones. I have made them before ;D

      Smiles to you!

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  3. Oh for a smile like hers, I would do it all in a heartbeat!! Precious days, before her life takes wing. You are such a good mom - that is why her smile is so happy.

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    1. Thank you Sherry! It is true we have to jump into the now...
      Thank you so much~

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  4. Love this poem! The words seem to linger on the original plans, but the tone betrays them--so happy to have daughter time and tomorrow i another day. BTW, your daughter looks really good in a hammock--she's got an actor's eyebrow and smile.

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    1. Thank you Susan! Her boyfriend bought it for her-it is all the rage in college. Hammocks that climb on and off to trees. I will tell her what you said..she will love that ;D

      Yes, my mind was still missing the opportunity, but I knew once I helped her find new fashions-we would have fun~

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  5. Yes there are trade offs. But it is hard to pass up a coffee date with a teen daughter. Those days go way too fast.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, I so agree-time flies~

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  6. nice...your daughter has a lovely smile ella....and sometimes the plans just need to go out the window for sure...and just be with....let life be spontaneous...i think you made a good trade there....did hubs get anything?

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    1. Hi Brian-Hubs saw a couple deer, but him and the neighbor are waiting for the big buck. Do you hunt?
      Yes, we have to go with the now :D Thank you~

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  7. Lovely smiles in that hammock ~ Spend as much time with the children Ella, as they do grow up so fast ~

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    1. Thank you Grace! Yes, she is great fun and I am so glad we went :D
      too fast!! enJOY yours

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  8. Ha. You will be glad of the time! K (Manicddaily)

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    1. Yes, I know I will~ Thank you Karin :D

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  9. Lovely, just lovely - reminds me of the days my boys would let me share with them. Way too few, but precious!

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    1. I am happy you have these memories! They are priceless~ :D
      Thank you!

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  10. Such a moment together is great... and that smile -- what a reward :-)

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    1. Thank you Bjorn~
      Smiles are a great reward :D

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    1. Hi Grapeling ;D Yes, building memories on that golden bridge~

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  12. Must cherish these times - they go away so soon and as much as "own time" is precious, there will be enough for you, the crafts, the sewing machine and the 'puter later on. Good one!

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    1. Beachanny!
      I have always felt my time was short on earth, but I know my memories will linger if I leave them as ripples in the pond. I have had a few close calls, with my disease. Thank you~

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