Recently, *Brenda at Coffee Tea Books and Me* wrote a thought-provoking post about saying yes. As one who says no a lot, I felt that she might have been writing just for me. So I prayed a little prayer that I might be given an opportunity to say yes more often.
It only took until Thursday when my sister called and asked if I'd like to go for a drive and get some ice cream. I said, "no." She's been following a new eating plan and ice cream does not always agree with me. Still, I decided to go on the
ride — an errand for a mower part. She and her husband have been caring for our father's lawn. Next week, they will be caring for him in their home once he is released from rehab.
While parked waiting for her, I noticed these and, though I can't imagine what I'd do with it, I'm pretty sure I need one.
~that would be a NO~
Earlier, my daughter called to invite me out for a Paint Nite. Having visited *Linda at Linda's Life Journal* for years, I know all about Paint Nights. ☺
Now I have not painted since I was a child. Laurel, who does paint, was probably amused by my slap-happy technique. I am sure that I looked like Tom Sawyer whitewashing his Aunt Polly's fence. Not too inspired. Funny thing is...I had fun!
We had no choice about what we would paint...pretty arbitrary in subject matter; however, both Laurel and I were a bit rebellious. The instructor was a fun gal who said that there were no rules except this pledge: no saying the painting is a pile of baloney and no requests to fix this. You probably want to see our paintings.
There you go... Not close enough? Okay, bend my rubber elbow.
I'm tempted to say that mine is a red hot mess, but I have decided to hang these together as a memory of a fun mother~daughter evening. I have just the place in the
attic bedroom upstairs.
My daughter usually does paintings like this...
She prefers to work with oils over acrylics.
Are you a person who says yes often or is your answer more often no can do? There's definitely a balance and it is good to find it.
A blessed weekend to you...