Dear Helen Hartman,
Where has the time gone? Summer is ending. School is starting. Halloween and Christmas décor is already showing up in stores. I feel like I can’t catch my breath much less catch up!
Love to hear some suggestions for finding more time!
|50s era pink alarm clock. No, Helen does NOT have it plugged it. It might actually work and WAKE HER UP!|
Dear Loved One,
In a long ago life when Helen was a social worker, new wife, young mother, devoted daughter, friend to many and almost her ideal weight (which takes time, trust me) she wrote down this advice:
Nobody ever has enough time.
But everybody has all the time there is.
|AUGUST? But I haven't even had time to break all my New Year's Resolutions yet!|
|How cute is she? Dig those crazy plaid pants! I think they were moving using my Dad's old pick up truck, love her feet in the desk drawer.|
|Vintage card shuffler and some real jokers.|
No wonder people used to have card parties with people they liked or wanted to get to know better.
|Poker? I Hardly KNOW 'er!|
|One my mother's favorite decks - the joker girl looks like her, right down to the taste in pants, huh?|
|Uncle Dan saved ONE of these decks from his Navy days in WWII. Guess which one.|
You know what happened next, right? Yes, great card decks started popping up in thrifting and suddenly Helen had herself a collection.
So what was a card-a-holic to do? Started playing Solitaire, NOT on the computer.
|The jokers are wild! The redislip fellow was from a deck advertising Scotch! The fellow with his hand on his hip is from the pink maestro deck. And Congress as a joker? It would be funny if it weren't a bit sad to think about.|
|This was NOT what had in mind when I said we should get together for a round of Gin.|
|It's all clear to me now. First, I'll write a letter telling my family it's time they stopped whining and started doing the grocery shopping and cleaning up. Then I'll eat a whole platter of spaghetti and go back to bed. My work is done!|
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