Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Welcome - to the 21st Century!


I used the Freshly Made Sketch  to create this card for my mother who just returned from wintering in Florida.  Closing up one apartment and opening another requires a lot of planning and attention to detail.  My mother still handles all of her own affairs and does really well but we had one minor glitch - the phone in her apartment here wasn't turned back on.  She called me tonight and said:


 "You have to call the phone company in the morning.  My phone still doesn't work.  I'm 87 years old and anything could happen.  I shouldn't be here alone without a telephone!"


I totally agreed and told my daughter that I was going to worry all night because Gram had no phone.  To which she replied:  "Well what did Gram just call you on?"


Yep - Gram called me on my cell phone from her cell phone and it never dawned on either one of us that she certainly did have a phone.  I called her right back to tell her - "Hey you do have a phone!"  She replied "I do?"  I'll be calling the phone company in the morning.........


                                                

17 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

LOL, those "duh" moments are something else, aren't they? hehe

Lovely card, Linda. The colors and all of your attention to detail are inspiring!

LeAnne said...

LOL, cute story! Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious! Lovely card--I just love those little birds!

Ann Schach said...

What a hoot...and what a gorgeous card! I love the little bird with the worm!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Beautiful card and take on the sketch! I love all the blues. So pretty. Also loved the funny story.

Lesley said...

Hahaha!Love it! Glad she is settling in!Pretty card in purple, great way to mix the sets.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh Linda, your post made me smile! :) How sweet your mom is! Love your card! The colors are gorgeous together and I really enjoy all the details you add to your cards. Perfect every time! Hugs!

Debbie Pierce said...

Best. Story. EVER!! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card and just love the colours har har on Mum just the sort of thing mine would have done Luv Sue x

Cindy Hall said...

Don't you know that cell phones don't count to our mothers. They're contraptions, not phones! LOL. Your card is exceptionally beautiful this week, Linda. I love the colors, DSPs and all the perfect details. TFS!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

LOL - love the phone story!!
Super beautiful card. I love the soft colours and those pearls.

Karen Aicken said...

Ahahahaha - never mind that you have a wonderful card for the sketch, you have a wonderfully funny store to share too.
I can't tell you the number of conversations I've had like that with my mother, when one of my daughters steps in and 'clears it up' for us.
Ahahaha - Thanks for sharing!
Cheers
Karen

Jen said...

Aren't Moms something else!! BTW,/'" I absolutely love this card.

Angie Tieman said...

Most beautiful card!! Your details are so lovely!

Such a cute story about your mom! I hope I'll be like her!

Lisa said...

LOVED the phone story...LOVE your card...so pretty!!!

Tui Nathan said...

Hahaha .... what a great story ... I always leave your blog with a happy smile ...
Love this card too ... the purples and greens are just beautiful!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So funny, Linda! I've had a few conversations like that! First, congrats on being featured stamper! I tickles me that you CASEd yourself (awesomely) - why not?! And before I forget what I came for, your FMS card is beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's too funny! God bless your mom, 87 and having a cell phone. My mom is 68 (I think) and is soooo nervous to use hers!

Such a pretty blue card, too. Don't want to forget about your card!