Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a happy paper artist named Beth. She lived in a humble-sized condo, with a fabulous art studio. It was filled with lots of goodies, and had fabulous storage space.

Then, one day while Beth was pulling out a bottom drawer, the drawer above came tumbling down. "Oh, shoot," she said. "I better fix this so Donnie doesn't know what I did." Well, no matter what she did another drawer would fall. And then another and another. "Oh brother, I wonder how I created this problem" she muttered to herself. She didn't know if she should be angry, or worried. So, two days later she gathered enough strength to tell her dear Donnie. "Donnie" she said in a low voice, "somehow my drawers to my unit in the studio fell apart." Quick as a jack rabbit, Donnie ran into the room and tried to fix the problem. After some time, he decided he needed to call the carpenter who built this massive unit, complete with 4' x 4' drawers and 12" x 8" storage compartments. With broken drawers, Beth continued to work in the studio all through the Christmas holidays, when all of a sudden, the carpenter called to say he was coming out. "Great" she thought, "when I get back from teaching my card class, my drawers will be back in place." With an excited skip in her feet, she bounded up the stairs...

and this is what she saw. Just like in the movies, she arrived just in time to hear the carpenter say, "well, I can't figure out the problem. After adding in these re-enforcements, the drawers should go in smoothly." Beth's heart sank. As she listened to "..but I promise to make new drawers if securing the unit doesn't do the trick in a couple of days" she grew weary.

Looking around the room, she was convinced her problem would never get solved. Beth even went so far as to tell herself that building the storage unit was the biggest mistake of her life. Being under renovations for almost three years was finally getting to her. Her blood pressure was already high (note to Beth--get to the doctor) for months, and this just made things worse.

As she looked around the two rooms, she felt sadness. Then she saw Donnie's disappointment because he thought he made things worse, instead of better. It was at that instant in seeing Donnie's sad face, that Beth felt like the Christmas grinch. All of a sudden her blood pressure dropped and her heart grew two sizes that night. She knew that it may be a week before she could create again, but decided that it really was a small thing to get in a tither about. "This really is a silly thing to get upset about." So, putting all things into perspective, she realized it was just another stone in the roadway of life. Her worries about losing readers because she wasn't getting cards posted was put behind her. She decided that blog candy would be posted on Thursday, which would carry her through until she could make, and post, cards once again.
The end.



10 comments:

Kim H. said...

So sorry to hear that you studio is in a mess, but it will be better than new in No time at all! Blog candy always helps...te he he!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the banner photo! The sun behind the sunflower is so beautiful!
Sandra Evertson

Passionforstamping said...

Oh my!!!! I laughed and then I cried and then laughed some more. You are a wonderful story teller, Beth!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Oh My...I feel for you.Things will get better, they have to. (((Hugs)))

Kim said...

LOL....I love your post Beth! I know it seems like alot of work right now, but once you get it all organized, you will LOVE your room! Wish I lived closer so I could come and help! Anyway, just let me know when you are ready to start up Double Take Thursdays again! I am ready!! lol
Have a great day girl!!
:)
Kim

Pat Huntoon said...

OUCH!
Sometimes my room looks like that and I have no excuse.
Will be looking for your creations : )

scrapnnMO said...

OH Beth sending a butt load of HUGS your way! Oh I sooo feel for you! It will all be better in no time at all! :)

Corie said...

This is just so funny!!

Aunt T said...

When you're done with your organization you can always come here and get me organized! I am severely lacking in that department lately :)

Teresa

Far North said...

Oh Beth I am sure your room is on its way to being great soon again. When I first glanced at the pics I thought it was no different than my room where I spent the day(and still working) in reorganizing space ....it does slow us down but it won't totally stop on stamping passion!
Hang in there!...Jan