Thursday, December 4, 2008

Motherhood in a Jar (apothecary, of course)



I knew it was going to be one. of. those. days. My husband was gone overnight on a business trip and we had no errands to run. Too cold and wet for the park, not enough funds to just go putter around spending, no other Moms available for an emergency last-minute playdate. Thus in our house we decided to stay. For the day. It was one of those days where you want your Mom to come. Now. But alas, she has a life {dang it}. And she has left you alone with yours. Fights, whining, laundry and broken crayons.

So to pacify myself I redid my apothecary jars. Out with the gourds, in with some more glittery winter stuff.



I put a picture of my maternal great grandparents in one jar, and my daughter's silver baby cup in the other and sprinkled in some sparkly beaded stuff, some pinecones, a couple of starfish (always gotta have at least one) one of which was a favor from my sister's wedding, and put it all on a silver tray.
Now I feel better. When my kids are screaming I can glance over at my little wintery jars and remind myself that these trials and tribulations are only temporary. Just like winter. When spring comes there will be more battles with kids and rough days mixed in with joyous ones, and I will want to dump the winter stuff from my jars and add spring stuff. And I will remember that everything has a reason and a season and I better slow down and enjoy it while it lasts, even if it's a little hard some days.

7 comments:

Wendy said...

What a sweet post. So true. And your jars are lovely. Isn't it amazing that little things can lift our spirits like they do. Have a lovely day!

Inspired Kara said...

They look...awesome!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the kind words, Kari. We do have a lot in common. There are several things I see in your home that I have as well. Birds of a feather flock together and I have noticed in my blogging that I gravitate to woman like me. It is a wonderful thing. Have a great day, Heidi

Kasey said...

they look wonderful.

Jeanneoli said...

I love the idea of putting the silver cup and photo in the jars. Just beautiful!

blessed mama said...

So pretty! I could never think to put those things together. I love the idea of family photos. They are so personal. Love it!!!

C Maisy said...

Everything looks perfect. Love your blog!