Saturday, September 4, 2010

Serenity it's Back to School!: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

Usually, the only pitty pats of little feets around my house are of the furry four-legged kind.

This means that while I can only invoke described feelings when it comes to back to school for little ones, we at Drunken Stampers still know how important it is to take advantage of small moments.

Among the described feelings I've been privy to are those from my sister. She once explained, in a long-unheard voice of calm, the relief at her new found hours of free time between morning and After School -- the first she'd had in months.

A whole day to clean and finish something, *anything,* and to perhaps watch an entire television show uninterrupted.

Of course, I also know that the time made little difference as, after only one week, this same woman was laughing at how, between school news and promised school projects and "getting involved," the time had melted away until every day had less hours than before school started.

Which brings us to my card, which is really more of a wish to you moms and dads and busy people with too many pets.

While your little balls of energy and joy are away at school, try to take a minute, even a few minutes to Indulge.

Don't worry about his or her first day, don't worry about the laundry. Forget the expenses every school year brings.

Sit down with a cup of something warm, a hot toddy if you're so inclined, and sigh. Life is good. It's wonderful and strange and silly and sometimes sad, but mostly it's good.

Then, Get Busy! You have a Drunken Stampers submission to create and post!


  1. It is all the small moments that add up to a big life! Yeap, sometimes life can be very sad, but in the long run it is good! Your card is very unique and quite awesome! Love the "indulge." Have a great and safe Labor Day weekend!

  2. I love your card, it fits the subject completely. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

  3. Ahhhhh, the small moments! Love your card and I DO plan on having a little nip or too to celebrate back to school! Serentity now! LOL

  4. Smashing card, it has a lovely sentiment

  5. Love it, CB, and love your philosophical take on life. It IS mostly good, and one heckuva gift to be alive and creating and able to communicate across the world with this little keyboard. Your serenity card is gorgeous (hey-- did you notice we both did a hot beverage theme?) and I can't really think of a better sentiment than "Indulge."

    I think I'll indulge in a pina colada on what may well be our last truly hot day of the summer... ;-)