Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Peace and Joy in March

Well, March sure roared into Ohio like a lion on steroids. Snow, snow, freezing rain, snow, fog, freezing rain. Forecast calls for another 4-8 inches of snow on Thursday.


I ordered this Hero Arts stamp because it, like the postage set from yesterday's post, was on sale at JoAnn's. It's pretty close to another winter scene stamp in my stash, but it's a bit smaller, and that means bigger white borders, which makes me happy because, you know, I like big borders and I cannot lie....

I'm sorry. That was uncalled for.

But my 12-year-old keeps singing that song (about butts, not borders) and asking me why he can't sing it at school. For the same reason he can't call blue gemstones "blubies" at school and he can't call his friend Sophie "foxy" ever or anywhere, no matter that Manny calls Queen Latifah "foxy" in Ice Age 2.

Because it's inappropriate.

Autism causes my son to repeat movie lines or bits of music over and over and over (which is why I will be singing the songs from Blue's Clues in the dementia ward of the nursing home because ohmygosh, here's the mail it never fails it makes me want to wag my tail....). Autism also makes him ask the same questions over and over and over because it's comforting when the answer doesn't change.

It's lots of fun when the movie lines or music or questions are socially inappropriate, don't you think? Sure you do because you said "blubies" out loud several times, and it is fun to say! Inappropriate, of course, but how correct is it that we call red gemstones "rubies" and blue ones "sapphires"? That can't be right!!!

"Excuse me, ma'am, but how big are your blubies?"

Oh, I did it again. So sorry.

This is a stamping blog so perhaps I should say something about stamping this pretty card with its big white  border.



I got nothing.

Check back tomorrow. Maybe then my brain will be thawed. I sure hope so, because right now that earworm of a song is all I can think of.

Peace and joy to you.

stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Peaceful Pinecone
ink: Hero Arts
paper: Papertrey
accessories: silver metallic marker, dimensionals


  1. As someone who works in the dementia ward - you might be my fav :) although some days it does seems more like Ground Hogs Day without Bill Murray. LOL. Peace and Joy to you. Oh love the card too.

  2. Now that is stunning! The ink colour is absolutely perfect.

    Love the inappropriate stuff too. Could you send a bit of that cold weather our way. Tomorrow, Thursday will be 37C (no idea what that is in F), too hot for March.

  3. Your a bust! I Love it..,and the card to :)

  4. gorgeous card Susan...
    sending hugs,

  5. Great card. Thanks for the morning chuckle. You funny lady.

  6. My son doesn't have autism but does have some speech issues that we are working through. However, I recently picked him up from a play date and the mom said "We have cats. So if he tells you he saw my 'titties' don't be alarmed." Knowing that my son's k sounds come out as t's I would have figured it out but it made me laugh too. I just would have liked to have seen the look on her face when he asked if he could pet her kitties.

  7. I began singing that song in my head the second I read that line. I chuckled. Thanks for adding humor to my day.

  8. Personally, I think that there are far worse ear worms. ie. Cher's Do You Believe in Life After Love.... My husband got that stuck in his head during a mountain bike race; he said that it was brutal.

  9. I think your son has a very interesting point. If red stones are rubies, why aren't blue stones bluebies? Maybe he's the one who is logically right and it's the rest of us that don't make sense!

    1. He asked me the other day, "When Obama and Romney were running against each other, were they running the race on foot or in cars?" Welcome to my very amusing life!


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