I'm a non-spontaneous kind of gal. I'm as inflexible as a wooden ruler so last minute suggestions are never popular. I have a mapped out plan and stick to it. The rule says, get up Monday and go to work and I obey, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. So I dragged my weary bones into the shop and didn't even have my purse tucked under the counter when a high energy, happy customer came bouncing in, pummeling me with sweetness. Even though my shields were up, her happy-go-lucky banter penetrated the fortress and I could feel my contrariness begin to dissolve. How anyone can be that cheery I'll never know, she must have had Wheaties, sprinkled with pixie dust for breakfast, not hard boiled eggs like me. I'm not a morning person at the best of times and throw in insomnia from the night before and I'm nothing short of a Grinch. In another life I was probably a cat, staying up all night and sleeping all the day long.
And then Chris McNeil dropped by with a completed Giddyup...! and that was an end to the Monday morning blues. My frown turned upside-down and I had a smile you could see for a mile. This little bear is as cute as a button, waving and smiling, how could you not smile back? A few months ago, Chris asked me to custom design a pattern with a bear, a rocking horse and a ball and this is the result. She did a great job hooking it and I'm loving the rug.
So the rest of the day carried on normally. The shop was busy with tourists and Deanna and Charlene dropped in for chats. I couldn't ask for a better time. Today I feel peppier and energized for week ahead. I don't know why Monday was so dark but I snapped out of it and I'm going full steam ahead. I guess we all have days like this, luckily fewer than not.
Sue left a comment on yesterday's blog to do a girlie sock monkey, maybe called Susie or Sally, with shapely red lips and a bow on the hat. I think that's a plan. Sid and Susie here we come!