Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pay It Forward!

Lucky you! The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

  1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
  2. What I create will be just for you.
  3. It’ll be done this year. {might be a little while}
  4. You will have no clue what it’s going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or maybe even some creation I haven’t even invented yet (but Heaven knows it will most likely be totally fabulous and creative… :) . I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
  5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Draper Bed and Breakfast --1 1/2 stars

Sticky chairs. An old mattress on the floor. Noises at all hours of the day and night. Late meals. Endless clutter and dust. And yet they come.

Could it be the 4 excited people ages 3, 5, 8, and 10, who look foward to the arrival with such anticipation? Could it be that they see through the social blunders and realize how glad we are to have them here? Do they realize how much we enjoy the kids-finally-in-bed chatting that helps us know each other better and really catch up?

Whatever it is, we feel so very blessed for the visitors who have stopped by the Draper Bed and Breakfast, in spite of the Bed not even being in it's own basement anymore, and the breakfast consisting mainly of self-serve cold cereal!

Janine and Brian led the way by coming soon after we'd said goodbye after Christmas fun at the Outerbanks beach house (another post that may or may not materialize.) Unfortunately it was related to a lost-in-the-university-mail-system passport for Cora, but they "made the most of it" and stayed long enough to get some Sushi and play some games.

Next came my mom, followed by Angela alone with her kids. (Sorry, that's as far as I got with this post back then...)