I used to blame myself when my Flower Soft began to act inappropriately around me. It constantly called to me...saying naughty things, at first, then trying to lure me back into the dysfunctional relationship we had over the past year.
It wasn't overt at first, but then I heard it speaking in that calm and contrite way it always used to cozen me after our big blow-ups. Nothing earth-shattering...just things like "let's try again...just you and me. It'll work this time! I feel it! I KNOW I've hurt you...no, betrayed you....in the past. I gave you hope and happiness, only to flake away, piece by....(*** ever it is I'm made of)....piece. I strayed all the time...I couldn't just be with you. Maybe it was the electricity in the air between me and everything else in your craft room, but I could see the pain on your face when you found me in the intimate places I practiced my debauchery. The computer keyboard, printer ink, A/C vents and all the rest. I knew the morning you found me lurking around your new eBosser, that we were through."
Of course, like any guilty party in a relationship that has imploded, it would work little jabs in here and there, hoping to make me doubt my own innocence in the break-up.
"I knew how special the eBosser was to you. You wanted it long before I ever came into the picture. I could see how you loved it...you loved it in a way your could never love anything else...even me."
Naturally, I felt a little guilty.
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Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 GMT Views: 452
Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 15878
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:22 PM
Kim could bring a beautiful NZ white wine and I'll bring an Aussie red!!! You and flower soft have truly bonded over this masterpiece. WOW, WOW, WOW. you are going to make a teapotter very, very happy.
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Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:51 PM
I would LOVE to be able to slip past the customs of BOTH countries and visit!! But, somehow, I tend to keep tripping some kind of trigger that keeps me in customs for hours. Well, it's better than a cavity search! I think... ;)
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Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 7:09 AM
Oh my Carmen, you have created a masterpiece here (well, 2 really, because that blog post is something to behold as well!). This is just ... WOW, amazing. (Me and Flower Soft, we get together once a year for a couple spring cards -- the only kind I have is a pink/white combo -- then ignore each other for the other 11 months.)
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Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 8:16 AM
Gosh, Carmen - this is FAB!!! I love the combination of the flower soft and the dinky little flowers. Into my favourites.
And, LOL - I was reading your replies to comments and saw you saying about slipping past customs. I once sent a Christmas card with flower soft on it to my BIL in Australia, and it got impounded by customs in case it was something organic. They sent my BIL a black and white photocopy of it and asked did he want to pay something like $AUS 25 to have it checked out and sent on if it was OK. He asked me for a photo of it and said no thanks to the customs. So despite the fact that I'm pretty sure it's inorganic (hey, they sell it in Australian craft shops), I've never risked sending a card with it Down Under again.