Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Love For You


Well, the United States has a new president, and my parents are celebrating their 58th anniversary on this day. This is no ordinary day.
Plus, its Wednesday, which at my house means that it will be a full house, a full day. One in which remaining on high alert is a wise idea.
Its weird how one day turns into another day, and some days you recognize the momentous nature which is this life. Some days change history forever. Other days are oppurtunities for small choices that will influence in smaller and larger ways throughout history.

(interior pockets formed by a shirt from roo. I think it came from Israel? correct me if I'm wrong, Ruth. The top of the shirt actually forms two pockets, so there are three in total on the inside.)


Take "Cookies Without Borders" for example. (not the actual name- I'm taking some freelance licence) It's actually "cookies for a cause" dreamed up by a chocolate lovin' fancy baker. She whips up her confections, takes them to work, and sells one dozen home baked cookies for $8.00 and forwards all proceeds to Doctors without Borders.
In a very short period of time, she has raised $150 for this worthy and delicious project.
Mountains may rise, and mountains may fall..... but love endures.

This bag is the original messenger bag size. (around 14" deep and 16" wide, with an adjustable strap)
I love that middle button- don't those swirls go perfectly with the fabric?

Two side panel pockets. Maybe you should get two cell phones, so that when you lose one like we did, you can still employ the other one. Hmmmm.... consumerism. Stuff-ism.
Today is also "take your kid to work" day.
So, happy anniversary.
Congratulations, Obama.
And Brian- be good to my princess.
Leave your bids here, and we'll shut 'er down at 8 pm, cst.

28 comments:

Lory said...

Just seems like a good way to start the day...
with some praise for a beautiful bag.
Won't be around to bid, but I'd love to start ..$45
Boler Babe
... maybe if I hurry to the office... I might find some very
fancy cookies!
have a good one.

Anonymous said...

Morning Joyce!
OK. I'm gonna try again. Again, for my mom - she loves blues. I'll bid $50.
Thanks,
CarolK

Anonymous said...

Hey mom!!!
I'm at dad's work right now and I'm soo tired and these kids wont stop staring haha its kind of weird. gorgeous bag. love you ♥
-arianna

joyce said...

That's because you are gorgeous and brilliant and so they want to study you. You could have let your mom take you to work. Then you'd be doing somersaults and building towers with the kids in your very own basement. AND we have naptime...

Anonymous said...

haha Thanks.
but I would rather do something I haven't already done before :)
-arianna

gloria said...

no one ever takes ME to work *pouts*

p.s. verification word was "cattle"... ?

JDP said...

this one strikes a chord! they're all so unique!
$51
JDP

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bag - my son is working on a farm......thought our jobs were to boring - didn't he just pick a lovely day...... LOL MK

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmm that IS a beautiful bag, and so was yesterday's!!! I finally have a day off, and I'm stressing out about what "relaxing thing" I should do first! laundry is going, first cup of coffee is down, I think the book comes next... Schwester Mary

Sheila said...

I'll put in a bid of $52! Ouch, almost added a one in between the two numbers by accident...wouldn't that have been a bid and a half(that and half my savings?!?!?!?) Hope you are having a great day Joyce!

joyce said...

........you have a savings?!

wow.

Shelley Marie Penner said...

Love it Joyce!! This is my first time bidding, how exciting:) $55.

And I would have to agree with you Joyce, the kids are staring at Arianna because she is beautiful:) (thanks for letting her babysit for me!!)

Rosa said...

My heart thumped thumped when I saw the fabric at the bottom of the bag. Is that pansys?

Anonymous said...

Ok. $56!
CarolK

Anonymous said...

OK - let's try again today - what another beauty Joyce! And in my most favorite color - I LOVE blues! $59
Pam B :)

Roo said...

lovely bag my friend.

the shirt was from a thrift store in colorado springs. while I lived there, i would go to this amazing thrift store where they sold their stuff by the pound.

:) my isreali shirt has not not been gifted to you....yet. i still wear that one though it is held together by a string. :)

Roo said...

lovely bag my friend.

the shirt was from a thrift store in colorado springs. while I lived there, i would go to this amazing thrift store where they sold their stuff by the pound.

:) my isreali shirt has not not been gifted to you....yet. i still wear that one though it is held together by a string. :)

Anonymous said...

Love love this bag!

I'll bid $60.00

Katie

Anonymous said...

I would like to bid $65.00 - great looking purse and what a good cause.

Sharon

Lory said...

Ha Ha ROSA
that is exactly what I broke into a drool about... how could she use it on the inside... AND on the bottom!?!
B.BAbe

PamJ said...

another beauty yet again Joyce. you never cease to amaze me AND give me a feeling of emptying the kids piggy banks lol... okay an even $70.
i need a sitter too ;)
Ruth - love hearing the history...
ahhh I remember when I went to take your kids to work day. yup, watched my dad pick up a dead deer off the highway... oh the memories!

Anonymous said...

$73 - Pam B:)

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping that the "Love is for me!" I want to pass on this "lovely" bag as a Christmas gift:)I bid $75.

Denise

Anonymous said...

$74

Anonymous said...

Oh man again. The $74 was me.

Roberta

joyce said...

DENISE
that was close- we nearly declared Roberta the winner!

But its lucky you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joyce! I'll email you tomorrow and we'll make arrangements for the transfer of money and the lovely bag. I'm so excited! Funny thing is that my word was "Patchbag".

Denise

Anonymous said...

I'm working out of my husbands office in church and I just noticed the calendar on the wall is a calendar from SIM featuring Darfur. How cool!

Denise