I am so sorry I am late! Seems I just can’t get anything right this week! It has been a very stressful week for me for sure! What was I thinking that I could jump into a clerical job for a whole week? First off, I am not a 9 to 5er, haven’t been for some time. What me think I could do it? Secondly, I am not looking for a position 5 days a week, 9 to 5, even if it was only temporary! Finally, and most importantly I am not a clerical worker! I have never felt so depressed and stressed in quite awhile. That was just NOT me! Yes, I know my clerical skills leave a lot to be desired and really need a major boost of improvement! I also know I could get there fairly quick should I really want to do so! But…. would that really make me happy? NO! I certainly learned that again this week. That is not me! I am the happy retailer that delights in helping you at the store! It doesn’t make much money, it doesn’t have much status ( or respect for that matter ) but it is what makes ME happy!
So why, did I think I should take on this assignment this week? I really have no excuse other then, I was trying to please others but in doing so, made myself really sick with stress! So sick that I decided I could not finish the week doing something I had no desire to do, not even for the money. If you could see me now, you might see a slight stain of RED on my cheeks. That is red from embarrassment! I know who I am, so why I was trying to be something I am not? I don’t know! Temporary insanity I guess!
OK, so now back to the point! I am sorry I am late Mrs. Jenny Matlock! I would like very much to join your class today @ http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Alphabe-Thursday.
I understand it’s Rainbow Red day here for summer school. I have so much to learn! What? Oh, yes mam, this is my first time attending your class, uhh, yes mam, I know what time class starts. Oh goodness, my face is turning RED again! Thank you so much! Whew, that worked!
Look, I even brought something for you! Sorry, I didn’t have any apples on hand but I do have these!
A sweet bowl full of RED HOTS! Speaking of, if anyone ever gives you a bag full of red hots be sure and put them in their own candy dish. If you put them in a bowl with other candies, like chocolate kisses for example, they will make your kisses taste like a red hot too, YUCK! Your welcome Mrs. Matlock, your right, that is useful information.
I also have a beautiful RED electric candle holder!
In my dining room I have a flower book that is loaded with RED.
I also have a hint of red on this pillow in my dining room too.
And some newly purchased red napkins to go with my red plates that I forgot to take a picture of. Oh please, I will do better next time when I am not so stressed to get to class.
Speaking of stressed, this poor room is stressed! This is my oldest sons bedroom. This is one of my sons twin beds from when they were smaller. He of course took the double bed with him when he moved out. His room still needs quite a bit of updating but that’s a project for another day.
This is my younger sons room! He snatched these red cubes from me that I had in my craft room. I also like to put these downstairs in the den during Christmas for more RED color and extra seating for guests.
He still has this red bookcase that went with the twin bed. Please ignore the mess on the shelves. It is behind his computer desk, and he uses it during school. I assume he knows where everything is on here right?
I am such a color coordinator, I even painted the knobs on their antique dresser red.
In my spare bedroom/craft room I still have this sweet little red rocker that I bought for my oldest son when he was just a wee little fella! It was at a thrift store too and I remember being so thrilled with the price!
On my desk chair in the craft room, I have a beautiful piece of art my mother brought back to me from her aunt’s in Panama. Yes, I am talking about the pillow! I can’t remember the name of the craft style this pillow is made in. But basically they make it by layering the fabrics. It’s very cool!
Back downstairs again, in my kitchen I have a black bench to drop our stuff on when we come in the door. It has a lovely red toile cushion with matching pillow! I made these myself!
Look, there’s a touch of red in my den too, under the lamp!
And one I really should pay more attention too! My little red dictionary on the bench that I keep my laptop on, beside my favorite chair! Yes Mam! I would love some extra credit for that! Oh, thank you!
Excuse me, Mrs. Matlock I also want to tell you a little something I learned today. Taking pictures of red is very hard depending on the lighting. I had quite a time. I did see that if I turned the flash off, my pictures seemed to come out more accurate. I mean like, they were more true to the color they actually are! Only, sometimes the lighting in the room still affected the outcome. What? Uhh, yes Mam, I do know that this is not a photography class. No Mam, I am not trying to be a smart Alec. Yes Mam, I will be quite now!
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