Thursday:) Thinking Outside the Box

8 Dec

“Inventions are the necessity of motherhood.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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“Thinking outside of the box is unnecessary when there are no boxes in your imagination.”

Matshona Dhliwayo

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Forget that saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” I think mothers, and daughters, and wives, and sisters, and women in general are always inventing things to fulfill a particular need. Then, I think some man comes along and patents the idea and makes a lot of money. Just sayin’.

Last week, I was busy painting ornaments at Mom’s house. I only brought three brushes, three 2 oz bottles of paint, and some glitter. I couldn’t bring my huge makeshift tomato cages that I hang my ornaments on in my carry on backpack on the plane. So, I had to invent a drying rack. I scoured the closets, under beds, and cabinets in Mom’s tiny two bedroom condo. Hmm?

Light bulb moment. I took some hangers, a handful of clothes pins, a long handled broom, and scooted two dining chairs to form a drying rack. Don’t forget a large garbage bag beneath to collect any excess glitter. (Now, Mom’s house sparked with glitter…just like mine.)

I got all my ornaments and matching boxes painted and dispersed, and the glitter is put away. Oh wait! I’m still painting some Christmas cards too. I think I’ll add some glitter. A girl can never sparkle too much.

Here’s what the finished product looks like. I forgot to take a picture of my Chicago batch.

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