Monday, January 24, 2011

Its all about the Details

When I  drove Joshua to school, we came across a school of birds crossing the street.Oh they took their time,not a care in the world,happy little birds enjoying their morning walk.Joshua laughed and said "Isn't this the same group of birds we saw last week crossing the road..they sure do take a long time to cross.."
 When I dropped him off he kissed my cheek, we gave each other a static shock, as we do every morning when we kiss.... laughed at the silliness of it.
Its all in the details.
 I then picked up Hannah and we immediately played Rock, Paper ,Scissor for the radio.I won and put on Glee's version of Happy days are here Again..but then gave her control of the music and we sang and danced in our seats..that is until we turned the corner of her school and she doesn't want to be seen singing and dancing with Mommy."See ya Mom" she said smiling as she slid out the car.See you baby,I whispered.
Its all in the details.
 On my way to work,I noticed for the first time a true feeling of comfort. I did not mention that I had received a new car for Christmas and normally this is a wonderful thing,but I get nervous driving and don't like to do it..but I have to and its just something I learn to deal with.Anyway,this morning,the sun was warm,the traffic was light,the music was soft and the chair had at last that broken in feeling..I felt relaxed and for the first time enjoyed this feeling of driving.I took note of it and was full of gratitude..for the car,the breeze that slid through the crack of my window,for Michael Buble on the radio,for the way my back fit the chair perfectly.
Its all in the details.

And when I got home that afternoon,I discovered the most wonderful package in the mail.It was a giveaway I won from last week. I cannot express the joy I felt opening each and every was Christmas in January and I was so delighted with the idea that I would actually get my hands on one of Riki's beautiful etched boxes..Oh my,my heart is a flutter.
Every piece,hand wrapped in tissue paper and tied with lovely ribbon...Hand written notes for me..yes me.
Sweet Riki..Thank you and yes..
 ..its all in the details.

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by


La Dolce Vita said...

maybe it is a "Cat" thing... don't like driving much either! your loot from Riki is stunning!!! xx's

kj said...

how well i know this feeling, cat, and how glad i am for you, bobbing and smiling in that new car of yours. it's good you are driving and willing to get comfortable. there's alot of world to be seen from that car :)

and what treasures you have to play with!

i want appreciation for the details more of the time. i fall into my own way too often and i find myself in the past or in the future and of course, neither of those places is where i am alive!

nice post, cat. here's to seeing what time and trust and love brings....

dosfishes said...

Sweet post Cat and I am seeing the softness in your work, slow and lovely. xox Corrine

Amanda said...

how wise you are, dear cat. the best things of life are all in the details, as you so elegantly describe. especially the static-shock kisses from little boys or the moments when we can sing along with our little girls. keep enjoying.


Jingle said...

This is a beautiful post! I am so happy that you have found joy in the details! Gorgeous artwork, too!

Kass said...

Such lovely details.

yoborobo said...

Cat, this is such a sweet post. It makes me miss driving my kids to the bus stop, and picking them up from school activities. Some of the best conversations I have ever had with my kids have been in the car. It is all in the details. Beautiful work from Riki! xox Pam

Whosyergurl said...

You got a lot of great details there, girlfriend.
And there I was after work today being thankful in a different way...that my car is a 2003 and I don't have to worry about it much anymore. I kind of like that feeling, for now. It is a Honda, so I will drive it forever...even though I've been jonsin' for a little red CUBE. XO, Cheryl

ArtbymeCindy said...

New Car! way to go Cat! Enjoy it and those wonderful times with the kids. I work where my daughter goes to school, she is stuck with me and my crazyness! LOL She accepts me and has fun right with me!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Julie Pishny said...

Hi Cat, I am so happy that you received one of Riki's giveaways. I too, was a lucky winner in the past and her work is extraordinary. Have fun playing with all the great components of future gorgeous jewelry you are sure to turn it into. Hugs - Julie

Maggi said...

The little things are definitely the ones I reach for in life! Congrats on winning a giveaway, that's an awesome pack!

Sunny Lee said... many wonderful things are happening to you Cat!!!!!!!!! Happy January~!!!!!!! :)

Minxy said...

Sounds like a pretty perfect kinda day, Beautiful artwork as always, and congrats on your candy win :D

Cindy said...

Cat, every time I visit your blog I get a happy feeling inside. It could be snippets of your work I see here and there. It could be the beautiful music. But mainly it is in your sure have a way with them. Those static kisses with your son are a treasure. I know this feeling of contentment too...sometimes they are fleeting, but they feel so good when you can actually sit back and recognize them.

Silver Artisan said...

Hi Cat!
You inspire me so much that I made a cuff tonight, you can see a pic on my blog. I hope you won't mind, I listed your blog as my inspiration.
Hugs and ♥

Luvcreatincards said...

What a delightful post, and I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog along with your two children's blogs too. Thanks for sharing your lovely 'it;s all in the detail' post. It's soooo true.