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Monday Mayhem – The thing about things

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Maggie Wells   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

Not long ago I reposted this picture on social media:

So true.

But it takes some of us a long time to learn that. This past weekend was Mother’s Day. Fodder once again complained about how hard it was to shop for me because I have everything I want/need. I have a jewelry box that is mostly neglected because I wear the same pieces most days. My electronics are not the latest models, but in fine working order – I’ll update when I have to, thankyouverymuch.

He’s resistant to buying me the one thing that’s always a hit – gift cards for book buying – because a) he thinks it’s taking the easy way out, and b) he’s worried I may have a book hoarding problem.

He may be right about the second one.

So, I hauled him out to garden center, pointed to four hanging baskets of flowers, and said I NEEDED them for the carport and porch. The man was pleased to accommodate my needs, and all were happy.

The thing is, I think I’m really easy when it comes to gift giving.He knows I like to rescue flowers from the supermarket bargain bin:

Anything that allows me to grow my own creature in a bowl:

Socks:

And, I love homemade cards – particularly those with inside jokes, or characters I love. Like Woodstock. Our daughter knows this. Check out my awesome card:

 

I like spring evenings spent hanging around the homestead…watching the man teach a four year-old how to start fires.

 

And I like watching said four year-old and his granddad enjoy their first s’mores together. (Seriously. I think he’s been living under a rock. The man was a Cub Scout, for cripes sake!)

But the best things in life really aren’t things. They are puppy cuddles:

Melty marshmallows:

And heart-melting smiles:

What are some of your most precious non-things?

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2 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – The thing about things"

  1. Comment by Julie Evelyn Joyce
    May 15, 2017 at 7:45 am  

    Aww, I love this post! You’re so right, Mags. It’s weird, but life without my mom has taught me more about what’s really important. Stuff and things are well and good, but family, friends, learning and growing, reading, dreaming…experiencing the world…those are the ‘things’ worth living for. 🙂

  2. Comment by Laurie
    May 15, 2017 at 8:00 am  

    Great post and very true. A agree on the cards/texts with the “they get me” content, (like my GG text yesterday from M) giant hugs from the short one, or people actually putting words to the fact that I am loved and appreciated. (son sent me a spontanious text once saying just that)


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