Tuesday, May 13, 2008
This month Lelly suggested:
tuesday, may 6 something old
tuesday, may 13 something new
tuesday, may 20 something borrowed
tuesday, may 27 something blue
take it literally, take it figuratively, but by all means, make a commitment to complete all four challenges for the month of may!
(this is my self portrait- I am in between showers- holding a poor little sick boy and I am thinking about the items on the table that look like they are right above my head)
Well this probably should have gone under the "old" but they are new to me, and I just had to document the story.
There is an understanding throughout my family that if our Nana offers something, you just take it.
It does not matter what it is. Just take it.
She is 92 years old, and likes to save stuff.
In fact when somebody asked if my Nana had something, my Grandaddy said "if it ever made its way into this house, then its still here!"
On several occasions she has given me things that I can actually use like a pie plate or bowl, or that my kids love to play with, like old clothes for dress ups.
Sometimes there are things that I really have no use for, and those things get donated.
Other times I get food.
My daughter said it best as we carried armload after armload of old food to the car,
"Mom? We are not really going to eat any of this are we?"
"No, No. Don't worry dear. It is all going to the trash." I said.
But the last trip in my Nana opened up the spice cabinet and started handing me these beautiful old spice tins.
I loved them.
And then she said- "Before you go buy any "NEW" spices call me and I will just give you what I have. I just love giving you things because I know you will use them, you don't just throw them away."
OOPS- Somehow I kind of felt exposed. Like she "knew" what I was going to do.
Although I know she didn't.
She really thinks that I am going to use the food and the spices.
The old outdated tins covered in rust.
Well I am not throwing away the spice tins.
They are just too cool.
I will find some use for them- and then I can honestly say that I have used the stuff she has given me!