Summer is coming along rather nicely. Last night I made some cut-out letters to go above my bulletin board. I've been wanting to do this for a while . . . I've seen it around Pinterest, and also in two blog posts (Life in the 852: Bella//Weekly Instagram) & (Definitely Screaming: Christmas Lights and Paper Butterflies) Most of the ones I've seen were cut out of magazines, but I wanted more pastel colors, so I put a little twist on it and used some old maps. I have several old atlases that I've picked up at thrift stores . . . they're very handy for this sort of thing.
It took me a while to settle on a phrase or quote. Yesterday I was thinking about songs that "belong" to me because they contain so many memories. This is a song that my mom used to sing to Sam and I when we were little. It brings back memories of rocking chairs and quilts and dark, safe rooms. I also have a porcelain music box that my grandma bought on the day I was born, and it plays the same tune. I've grown up winding this song over and over again. It's not so much the verses I remember. I think Mom just sang the chorus. I can hear her singing it, and I can hear my music box tinkling away . . .
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.
P.S. This is my 300th post. I'm quite happy ^_^