Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Making Plans and Starting Over

I lost my brilliant post... oh, woe is me... I was so eloquent...
1. I thank my cyber sisters, new, and tried and true. You encourage me.
2. I pledged to step forth from the Tragic Abyss of Piss and Moan
3. I mentioned some of the minor improvements I have made domestically
4. I reviewed a book*
5. I promised a Pay It Forward Post
Look for my PIF Post tomorrow and then be one of the first three people to leave a comment and I will send you a handmade gift, if you promise to Pay It Forward! The inspiration for this 'make it and share it' game came from Tracy of "Pink Purl." And no, this is not more escape from domestic reality and responsibilities. No way! This is therapy. Healing, creative, nurturing therapy. I know it's working too, 'cause I feel all tingly inside.

*The book review was good. I used big words and shared profound insight. This is the second chance, running out of time, short on patience review:

Go Buy This Book. It's tasty and beautiful, insightful and good.

The illustrations tell a story...

The words share, but do not preach. A good thing.

Maria and I love this book.
We want to eat a homemade cookie.

We are looking in our recipe drawer.


Janece said...

Oh, I loathe losing posts like that. It's the worst. It feels impossible to re-create the eloquence of the original.

The Pay It Forward Post sounds interesting. I'll have to check out Tracy at Pink Purl's game and see what it's all about. Sounds marvelous.

The book sounds and looks wonderful. I'll have to start saving my dimes and quarters to pick that one up!

Amira & I headed over for some of those homemade cookies... We'll be there right about the time the oven buzzer rings... :)

Natalie said...

Save your dimes for another treat... the birthday fairy whispered her secret plan to me!

kimberly sherrod said...

I have lost several posts- I almost cried once after I got done cussing and stomping my feets! I learned to save it save it save it!!! I have too many swaps to finish to do a pay it forward so I will just sit this one out- though I will watch, ok? I think the book looks great and you and Maria should always just do reviews like that- her shining face and short & sweet! I love those illustrations- I am on big diet- no cookies or cake, or pie or nuthin good. waaaaawaaaah wa! Tuna salad and cucumbers blech! waaa

Tarie said...

I wonder if that book is available here... Why do I all of a sudden have a hankering for a cookie? :)

Tracy said...

Natalie, you are a sweetheart! Hugs to you, my new sister-friend! Thank you for the mention...I do hope others will want to join in on the swap fun! And I can't wait to read your post. This reminds me--I need your address, so I can send your your gift! :o) That book so charming...and so is Maria! ((HUGS))

Janece said...

Oh, I didn't know you had an in with the birthday fairy... That's a great connection to have! :)

I'm excited!! You, my dear, are so sweet and kind.

tea time and roses said...

Hi Natalie...

I plan to take part in the PIF... I am really excited! I love the book, it sure is a beautiful one.