Where Have I Been?

Hello Friends! It has been a while. And what on earth have I been doing? I've been writing letters. Lots and lots of letters. And I love it. I am so very fortunate to be featured in the Storque as an etsy FRESH SHOP Thank you, Anda!

I was on the front page of etsy every few minutes and Scout, my right hand gal, caught a screen shot of it for me. It's been quite exciting and gratifying beyond belief, receiving convos and comments and orders, but I haven't had much time for anything else. I do not like to be rushed. {Ask my darling Evan.} I want to enjoy the experience and I want my letter recipients to feel that their letter truly came from the heart and so they have. I was unprepared for the instant success of the new venture. <---understatement of the week. I quickly came to realize that I am a two letter packet (max) per work day woman. There's not a career here, folks, but that's not what it's all about. I don't call myself flying housewife for nothing. I really am a classic housewife. Straight out of the old days...well, maybe with a teeny tiny bit more attitude. :)

As Albert said:

In other words, I am happy with my letter writing business just the way it is. I intended it to be a revival of the handwritten, personal letter and I will keep it that way. By the way, I love how I can incorporate my eco friendly creations into this new venture as well. It really is a perfect fit for me.

I hope you all have dropped by the shop. If not, do stop by. Oh! Right now, my favorite description is in this listing: TV Dinner Housewife

I have missed blogging and do have a contest ~ my first ~ coming soon, so stay tuned! I have been looking forward to having a little contest for months. I finally came up with one. It's just a small bit of fun, but, hey, isn't everything worth anything all about the small?

ox joon

ps. What have you been up to? Do tell!


Hooray for Jon Cody ~ Masters Engineering Management

Jon Cody on his big day! Alone and with a best friend, Gibran. How adorable are these two? CONGRATULATIONS to them both. OXOXOXOXOXOXOX


Happy Mother's Day


Jon Cody meets his newborn sister ~ June 08.1994 Waynesboro Hospital Virginia

Kristoffer with Scout @ 5 weeks ~ Nag's Head beach Vacation ~ 1994

Dusty with Scout @ 6 months Christmastime 1994

Newborn Scoutie feelin' the Velcro Family LOVE...Bear, Jon Cody, Dust and Mom June 1994

I would like to share this article with you. Please click here and I wish you all a perfectly lovely Mother's Day filled with happiness and inspiration. And, oh yes, optimism. ox joon


Jon Cody: Master of Mechanical Engineering Management

When Jon Cody was very young, about the age you see him in the photo below, we enrolled him in a spring break art workshop. He made this gorgeous painted canvas mat and I just love it. This mat has been in every house ~ over 16 since he painted it ~ and on the floor, used daily. Look at how beautifully it has held up. And how groovy is this design and the execution? We were amazed when he came home with it! Lesson learned. If your child balks at trying something new and a little out of his comfort zone...go with your gut. That's what parenting is all about. You know what's best. Don't ask. Tell. Just look what he has to show for it. A priceless treasure and a daily reminder of our little boy who rose to the challenge. And now he's matured into a fabulous young adult who just finished grad school at Northeastern and will walk with honors tomorrow!

It's all about the ART exposure. Yeah. It is. :) CONGRATULATIONS Jon Cody! We LOVE you!

Taking time to go to the park and feed the swans may have had a little something to do with it, too.

And here he is: Handsome Man of the Hour! I wish Dustin and Evan were in the photo. This is the best I can do. It was taken in Fall of 2006 when Kristoffer (aka Bear) came to Boston for a visit and we celebrated my birthday at Bamboo. OH YUM! Here's to all the graduates, young and old. Many wishes to you all for a bright and happy future. Remember, it's not about the job. It's not about the money. True happiness is only found in character. And Jon Cody has that in spades. You go, Bodis! oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox from Mom and the Fam