I ordered a letterpress certificate from Two Paper Dolls the folks who by a lucky circumstance have my sense of humor. I found this piece on their Etsy Store. When I came upon ONE WORD (see if you can spot it).
But what I really needed was someone who could really put the Jazz Hands to this to make it something special. Enter Sarah Hanna.
Now for those of you who remember last Christmas and the letters Sarah did for me (one and two), HOW could I not ask her to put her touch on something like this? Hmmm? Hmmm? That's right I did it!
So off to the wizard they went. What I got back was more than I could have hoped for.
Might be a bit hard to see on the kraft paper but the ink is gold.
Now here is the most unexpected surprise with my return package.
So, what cha think? Will she like em'? I'm bringing one of them up to her on Saturday to drop of our SPAWN (Kaylee) for the remainder of the weekend to "camp" with the family. Kaylee couldn't go early because she had (a.) a school field trip we didn't and her to miss (b.) she still has another day of school, (c.) she has t-ball practice on Friday and finally (d.) she has a t-ball game on Saturday and we have taught our child that you follow though with commitments like team sports.
Now for those of you who have never thought of getting a NICE piece paper and having it dolled up for someone special. Try it. I can almost promise they will never forget the effort you put into finding the right piece and then the additional effort of having someone with the talent (like Sarah Hanna or any other calligrapher for that matter) to put that special touch on something.
I went out with Kaylee tonight and bought some frames for the two "awards", one for work and one for home. One will be put on the wall. Eventually when we can really afford a quality frame job, I will have the tags put in with it for a proper mount.
I was joking with Kim last night as we spent another 7 hour stint at the ER.
Me - "I can make you feel instantly better"
Kim - "How?"
Me - " I have your Mothers Day gift in my bag"
Kim - "Really?"
Me - "I won't tell you what it is, but here is your hint. It's white and gold and you can use it at work and home at the same time."
Now the look on her face with that little riddle was worth it for me. Not so much for her but it was then 2am and I really needed a boost.
Anyway, that's my little post for this evening. Remember yo mama. The reason you're still breathing is something in her was strong enough to not strangle you but punish you later with grandchildren that are JUST LIKE YOU!