My mother had a quick, fantastic wit! Fortunately, her three daughters carry on the tradition. I (to this day) am always saying, “When I get around to it.” “As soon as I can get around to it.” Well, my mother (bless her soul) took this very literally one year for Christmas. She liked to go “junking” for Christmas gifts…2nd hand stores, flea markets, and whatever little side street hidden treasure spot she could find. She found these during one of her excursions:
Not the rod ends but the old wooden circle thingies to hang your curtain on. (This pic is from Ebay because mine were lost in the fire.) These old round beauties are exactly what I saw when I opened the box.
She placed them in a nice old wooden bowl that she also found on one of her junking trips. Inside the bowl, on top of the wooden circles was a card (like a business card) that simply stated:
Now you cannot say when you get a “roundtoit,” here is a whole bowl full of them. Hope you get your projects done at last. Love Mom
My Christmas gift was the highlight of the season that year.
I just wanted to share this little tidbit with you so that you will never let that phrase escape your head again (sharing is caring!). I still say it. I have heard tons of younger people say it. I am sure that most of you have said, or will say it. However, you now cannot avoid the physical implications of putting something off for the sake of not having a roundtoit anymore.
Aahhh, one of the life’s great lessons shared with the world – enjoy!
(From my Pinterest board: Just for fun and smiles)