These are such scary times in the world with war, economic woes and global warming. Every time I turn on the radio or CNN, I am told not to panic, but it is scary and evidently out of the average Joe's realm of control.
...Friends and Family....
Where would we be without our dear friends and family? Do you actively work at your friendships, making sure you call, remembering their important days, telling them how much you care? I am so grateful for my loving family and dear friends. They make life rich.
John and I had been meaning to go to breakfast at a local restaurant that is only open for breakfast and lunch. Friends had mentioned what a good place it is and every time we drove by (early in the day), there was a line. They must be good, I thought, to be able to close for dinner.
This weekend we got over there for breakfast. The fairly large place was crowded, but we were seated within minutes. We were seated at a not so clean table which was remedied pretty quickly. The menu was large with a really good variety of items that sounded great. We ordered and were served in a timely manner.
The food was okay, not great, but nothing was really wrong with it. But here is my comment. The table was brown, the chairs were natural wood. The walls were brown. The artwork (all coffee cups), you guessed it...brown. The plates were ivory, the food was pale. There was no garnish, no colorful slice of melon or other fruit, not even a spring of parsley. John and I felt as if we had landed in an old black and white film. How different we might have felt if the plates were colorful to counteract the bland colors of most breakfast foods. A sliced strawberry or other fruit would have livened up the dish, too. Maybe sunrise colors to go with the hours of operation. When one walks into any retail place, one must feel as though there are possibilities to have a great experience. Our experience was just flat. It was just food. Has that ever happened to you?
Amy, my webgirl, is working hard as I write this to get all my new products up and running at Small Studio.
New Paper Goods and Notebooks
New French MarketPlace
New ATC Frames
Tomorrow is the last day to send in an entry to our Empty Mailbox contest, Part Deux.