Driving in to work today my mind began to wonder. After all, at 5:45 a.m. in January there is nothing to see but darkness. My husband and I generally don’t talk much in the morning…sometimes not at all. Hmmmm. I hadn’t really thought about that, but it’s true. I bet some mornings we don’t say one word to each other. Nothing to see. Nothing to say.
ANYWAY–coming back on topic–my mind began to wonder. You see I bought these really super cute Valentines a week ago and I can hardly wait to send them out. So, as I sat there, I was thinking, “How soon can I mail them without it being TOO soon? It’s not even the middle of January…it’s too soon. If they arrive on February 1st, that would be good. Officially, “Valentine’s” starts February 1st, doesn’t it?”
Insert soap opera(y) music as my mind mind travels back, back, back in time…
We are now in the mid 1970’s…WAAAAAAAAAAAY back in time. I’m a little girl sitting in first grade looking at the calendar on the wall. The teacher made it on the bulletin board. The background is pink construction paper with wavy white cardboard for a boarder. She blocked off each day of the month with a big square. Hanging in a baggie at the bottom, attached by a thumbtack, are red construction paper hearts. Each day, some lucky person (I hoped it was me!) would get to stick a heart on the calendar as we mark off the days…
Insert soap opera(y) music as my mind comes back to the dark cold car and 2016…
“I miss those calendars. Oh! Remember the umbrellas for April and the turkeys for November?” Focus, Lisa. Back on subject…”Yes, I can mail my Valentine cards to arrive by February 1st, the first day of construction paper hearts on the calendar!”
I look over at my husband who stares blankly at the road and wonder, “What does he think about on his way to work?”
Better yet, what do YOU think about on your way to work? I hope it’s really important things like me!
😉 Make it a great day!