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This week, Molly and I stopped by a local ice cream shop on the way home from religious education to surprise Eric and the boys with a treat. We order all of their treats and then picked our own.
Molly couldn’t decide what to get, and so I suggested that maybe she should try a sampler of three mini scoops. This way, she could get both flavors she was contemplating, as well as one extra. Her extra was a very dark chocolate. She let me have the first taste and it was quite good and seemed familiar.
It was then that my eight year old took a bite of it and declared, “This tastes like Godiva chocolate.”
The young woman at the counter started laughing and then had to comment to Molly, “You have a very sophisticated palate.”
Oh, Molly. You are a joy.
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While we were picking ice cream, Molly suggested that I should get butter pecan (which I did). She asked if I was going to get it in a dish and I said that I was most definitely getting it in a cone. I’m often the only one in my family to get ice cream in a cone.
You see, as I shared with Molly the other night, I could take or leave ice cream. It’s nice, but it’s not my favorite. But, cones — those are good. As far as I’m concerned, they are pretty much the best thing about getting ice cream.
Anyone else with me on that?
(Ha! Clearly I was too vague based on some of the comments – I wouldn’t want to eat an ice cream cone with no ice cream in it. It’s just that I’m not really crazy about the part of the ice cream that’s above the cone. It’s okay, but nothing like having cone and ice cream together.)
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I feel like this is a time for one of those Sesame Street songs about one of these things is not like the others…
(For the record, that bottom left album is The Violent Femmes.)
“Adult Alternative Pop Mix” and the soundtrack of Annie is where we are going to get inspiration for the list from? I was forced to take a screen shot of it because it seemed so odd.
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And yeah, so sue me. I have the first Twilight soundtrack on my iPhone. I like the songs on it.
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My Mom was really thrilled this week (and again laughed until she cried) that I shared the chocolate on my pants story. She said that I really should have been clear and said they were cream colored linen pants. She said then people would have known how bad it really was.
I told her all about my having written it back in October while we were camping, and that it had actually been on my list of things to write since I made a mind map while getting ideas for more things to write about. I did tell her about one vexing thing about the mind map that continues to bug me every time I look at it.
You see, one of the things that I wrote down under “Humor” was “Graham Cracker Story from 9/2009.”
I have absolutely no idea what that means. Not even a sliver of a clue. Not so much as a “Yeah, there was something funny about a graham cracker. What was that now?” Nope. None. I guess graham crackers were funny that September.
Many Little Blessings wasn’t my only blog makeover at the end of 2012/beginning of 2013. I actually also redid the design for Catholic Mothers Online. It was quite the change from the old design and I love it.
Admittedly though, now that Many Little Blessings and Catholic Mothers Online are using the same theme, I kind of feel like The Homeschool Classroom is so stark when I look at it, even though I just changed it up and went with a more minimalist kind of theme.
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I sometimes feel bad that almost every design I do for myself, whether it be sites or eBooks, has blue as the main color. I actually almost had the new background here more of a green tone than blue. But, I kept thinking something was wrong with the design. It was only when I finally made it blue (same pattern as it had already been) did I think, “Oh! That’s it!”
As a matter of fact, many of my paintings and other art have a lot of blue in them too. It just always looks right to my eye, and I feel like that is a shortcoming of mine.
It was only today while talking to a friend who knows a thing or two about colors, art, and design that I not only didn’t feel bad, but I was actually happy about it. I had shown him the site to get feedback before it was live, and he had even commented about how it would be hard to get used to a green background. Today, when we talked about the new design and the blue background, he said that he felt like blue was just part of my brand. And, it just clicked with me and I was happy.
I realized later that I know a lot of people that have a signature color. Not just because they have a blog or a business with a color, but because I think of them and can very easily think of the color they love most.
So, that begs the question – do you have a signature color?