Well, I've done my crying. My eyes are the cleansest eyes in town! Time to act like a brave little soldier now! So, where to start?.. It seems obvious that I should start with my collections. They're wonderful to look at, but since we don't USE them from day to day, they will have to be the first things to be packed in boxes for the move. In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the first Peanuts comic strip, I guess now would be as good a time as any to share a few of the things I have from my own Peanuts collection. I don't like pulling all my things down like this, dismantling my home and all its memories, so it seems most appropriate to show this item first, doesn't it? Chin up, and keep smiling, right?...
Next are some of the dolls, plush, or whatever you would call this lot. It does look like I should give a couple of these "li'l folk" a "li'l tubby", before I pack them up!
Next.. It's not a snow cone machine, unless it's a Snoopy Snow cone machine! Here you also see a coffee mug and a couple of glasses I've saved over the years.
Does anyone else out there still save their Welch's collectible jelly glasses?
Anyone still like to color?.. or play a couple hands of cards, maybe?.. Actually, if you like the crochet milk jug crayon tote I made, you can go HERE for the pattern!
Finally, here is a puzzle, and various other publications I have saved.
Charles Schultz once said, "If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself." He knew just as well as the rest of us, how life has its ups and downs, and twists and turns. He also said, "Wouldn't it be nice if our lives were like VCRs, and we could fast forward through the crummy times?" It sure would! But, the fact of the matter is, we can't, and I just don't feel right fretting and feeling sorry for myself over it... "What's the use of crying?" I don't want my kids to see me handling a problem with that kind of attitude and mentality either. So, as I try remember to keep smiling, and counting my blessings, I'm going to end today's post with this "song in my heart". It's a song written by Charley Chaplin in 1936. It has been sung by many, and it is one which I'm going to keep humming, singing, thinking, and reminding myself as I do all I have to do in this month ahead...