POLKA DOTS

Polka dots are everywhere! Have you noticed?

I personally have a soft spot in my heart for those fun little circles symmetrically scattered on anything from clothing to toys to furniture to accessories to small household items.  They are big in the decorating world today.

When I was fourteen, you remember that tender age where your self esteem was in jeopardy and challenged on a daily basis, I owned a white pique dress with black polka dots .  It had a dropped waist and capped sleeves. I felt very chic and cosmopolitan when I wore that dress.  I think I might have worn it to church every Sunday or at least, every other Sunday.  Even though it was a hand-me-down from my sister, Sheila, I embraced that dress as if it were my own and just adored it.  It made me smile.  It was just the type of dress that perky little Gidget might have worn. (She was my idol, everything about her right down to her name.)

For the school picnic one year when I was in grade school, my Mom, who made a good deal of my clothes, had made a pair of red pedal pushers with a matching “angel blouse” that was white with red and navy blue rather large polka dots on it.  She creatively cut out a few of the dots and sewed them on the side of the pants at the hemline.  Wow, was I sharp!  (Remember that word describing how very stylish you dressed?)

Polka dots are just plain fun!  I think we are seeing a revival of them due to the gloomy economic atmosphere we have been plunged into over the past year.  They make us happy.  I read somewhere recently that when our economy is in a slump, the sale of lipstick increases dramatically.  Who knew?  Well, I can answer that.  Women know how and what to do to lift spirits and boost our sense of well being without spending an arm and a leg, against popular belief.  When we wear a new shade of lipstick or wear polka dots we put on our best smile, hold our heads high and laugh at the temporary slump our nation is experiencing.

So I challenge you women of all ages, purchase your new lipstick, buy something polka dotted in anticipation of Spring and better days ahead!

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God give me Patience

I honestly don’t know where I was when God was handing out patience…I must have stepped out of line, tired of waiting!

I do know that patience is one of the gifts/fruits of the Holy Spirit, given freely through grace: I’d like mine gift wrapped,please Lord!

Day 2

Here we go again. Called Consolidated Communications, our new High-speed internet carrier to resolve a problem with connecting to the internet.  It’s 7:30 a.m. this time and I hear the same sugary sweet voice recording on the line…”Your call is important to us”, (so are you going to pay for my physical therapy for my neck from holding the receiver between my ear and shoulder), “it will be answered in the order in which it has been received”, (okay, so I’m # 534), “and we thank you in advance for your patience”, ( you don’t know who you’re talking to, lady!)

Oh no,! that music again!  But I’m prepared this time.  I set the phone down and begin reading a new book, ‘Picture Perfect’ by Jodi Picoult.  I’m using this time wisely, refusing to be at the mercy of “Sugar Voice” and her waiting game–it’s on my terms today.

Finished chapter one…..still no real voice, only music,  (The Shadow of your Smile)

Finished chapter two….did I hear this one already?  (Time in a Bottle)

Middle of chapter three…

Oh wait, yes, I hear a voice and it’s saying, “My name is Candace, how may I help you?”  BLESS YOU CANDACE!  only 29 minutes of waiting today!  Yessss!

See, good things come to those who wait!  I told you so! **Mona Lisa smile**

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