Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chit Chat - FMS 40



These little birds are adorable - just having a nice neighborly chat. Sometimes I need to be reminded to slow down, take a breath and chat with a neighbor.  Last Thursday I was unexpectedly called into work.  I was out running errands and said I would be there as soon as I could.  And then I started rushing............ 


When I got home I hooked the dog leash to my belt loop so Abby would be "walked" while I made trips to the car unloading groceries.  My cell phone was tucked into my neck while I rearranged an appointment - and  walked the dog and carried groceries - and waved to a neighbor as I scooted in and out of the house dragging a very confused poodle.


On my last trip across the lawn I called the library on my cell to say I'd be there in 15 minutes. While I waited for someone to answer I heard my home phone ring in the kitchen.  A quick sprint through the back door to grab the phone and there I stood - a dog clipped to my waist, a grocery bag hanging on each arm and a phone on each ear. As I said hello on the house phone I heard hello come through my cell phone!


When you call yourself it is definitely time to slow down.............


Hope you have time to slow down and play along at Freshly Made Sketches!

                                                  

21 comments:

Linda said...

Too funny Linda! Hope you have time to relax soon!! Lovely card today.

Rita said...

You always crack me up, Linda! this is very cute; I love those little paper pieced birds!

Bobbi Miller said...

well, you have made me laugh first thing in the morning, and that's a great thing! That is a funny story, but I can imagine all this going on...yes, it's time to slow down. But your card is gorgeous! TFS and have a great day!

Katy McGloin said...

I could picture your entire story... so funny but, oh so understandable! And I love your bird card! Right up my alley... :)

Linda Suarez said...

Funny story Linda! When I call myself it's usually because I can't find my cell phone - I'm always putting it down in strange places. Those little birds are adorable and I love how you added the little flowers with the pearl centers. Super card!

Lesley said...

Hahahaha! I am really laughing with you my friend! I can picture that sweet pup clipped to you and the phone...ah, so funny! Wonderful sweet card, love those "tweet" birdies...
5 teaching days left and then I can slow down a bit too...
Hugs,
lc

Kara Lynne said...

Oh what a laugh! Great reminder to slow it down. Love the "chat" these two birds are having. I love those paper pieced birds and those darling little flowers.

Adriana Benitez said...

I was prepared to tell you how cute the little paper pieced birdies look.... and then I read your story. Too funny! Thanks for the laugh :)

Angie Tieman said...

lol! You paint quite a picture! And that is good advice! Love your card, the offset oval makes a very interesting focal point!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable card, Linda! I love the paper pieced birds! And you definitely need to slow down! What a story...and what a picture you have painted!

Aileen said...

So funny, Linda. I think I would have tripped over the dog and squashed my groceries breaking my phone in the process!

Gorgeous card. Love the birdies having a chat. x

Tui Nathan said...

So so funny Linda ... love the phone incident!
And a fabulous card too ... love these paper pieced birdies and the elegant pearl flowers ... great card!!!

Jen Brum said...

I think we all need to slow down! I usually have a toddler attached to my side running in and out and he's usually the one making the calls!!! Love your sweet card! Those birds are so cute! Love the little flowers!

Jen said...

I'm pretty sure your card is nice...but I've been distracted by the phone story so I don't really know. What I'd like to know is if the lady who answered the phone said it was ok if you were there in 15 minutes!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my, i can relate. I've not called myself ;) but in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the last month or so of school, I needed a SERIOUS breather. Now that they're finished with school, I am much more relaxed.

Hope you're having calmer days!

Jen Timko said...

Oh my, Linda...laughing so hard at this! I keep hoping to slow down some but somehow it doesn't happen. ;-) Love the card. The little birds are just so sweet with the DSP!

Kristine Chubb said...

Not only do I think your card is cute, your story made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the pick me up!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda these little birdies are adorable.. love the colors too! I'm picturing the phones, door/dog, groceries and a my whole face is smiling! It is reminince of a song... "slow down, you move too fast,,,got to make the morning last... just kicking down the cobblestone.. all alone and feeling groovy!
hugs.

Jen Sannes said...

This card is just lovely! I think my favorite part is the paper-piecing on the little birdies. Great job, Linda!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, Linda! That is too funny! I can just picture the whole scene. Thank goodness you have time to make beautiful creations like this card. I love all the details in the main image...the cage surrounded by flowers and foliage and those adorable birds. Really pretty!

Denise Willerton said...

okay, Im still laughing....this is too funny and sounds like something I would do as well! Linda, I love your blog!!! and your creativity if wonderful, thanks for sharing & Have fabulous day :-)