Saturday, October 11, 2008

My First Pink Saturday!

Women are like tea bags.
We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

That quote stood out to me as I prepared today's Pink Saturday post. Not because I am going to share photos of dainty teacups. Or picturesque teapots. Heck, not even a tea bag.

It spoke to me because I think I'm feeling a bit like a tea bag these days. No, I'm not in hot water, per se. But Blondie's situation continues to deteriorate. As a result, there's a lot of things permeating through my life that make me pretty darned uncomfortable. Hot under the collar, in fact. A whole lot o' baggage. Makes me question my own strength. How long I can steep in this before I begin to turn sour.

(See where I'm going with this whole 'tea bag' thing?)

Because she means so much to me, I have decided to dedicate my first Pink Saturday to Blondie. She won't ever know it; she doesn't even know this blog exists. And that's ok. Honoring her anyway does my heart good.

Here are a few bags pinkies Blondie left behind when she moved out...

This is her computer case. Hot pink of course.
Because she's a teenager and hot pink totally rules!

Blondie loves Vera Bradley.
She has several purses, wallets, even a watch.

This is a bag Blondie made in her Family & Consumer Sciences class last year.
(Back in my day, it was called Home Ec).
It's just the neatest thing; the pictures don't do it justice.
It's very roomy and has giant pockets on the outside.

There are also lots of pockets inside.
And look at the cute coordinating stripe she used in there.

This is a little sign she made.
It is still stuck to the mirror in her bathroom.
Right where she left it.

By the way, did you notice? The pink Breast Cancer awareness ribbon on each photo? That is a special little doo-dad they've got this month over at Picnik. They have a few other Pink goodies up this month too. So if you're into online photo editing, maybe you'd want to check them out.

There ya' go. My first Pink Saturday post is in the bag! Now let's head on over to Beverly's to check out all the others who are participating.


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you, Kim! I have a daughter who just loves pink, too!! We miss them when they leave home!

Stacey said...

What a lovely pink post. Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday. :-) Stacey

Beverly said...

Kim, welcome to your first Pink Saturday.

Your post made me go back and read so that I would understand. It can be so hard being a parent. I have said a prayer for your family, and I will keep you in my prayers. I hope things improve for you soon.

vintagewindow said...

Happy Pink Saturday


Leena said...

Very pleasant nuances of old rose pink also on your layout or template!
And those pink things are so familiar to me, I have two grown up daughters and four granddaughters :)

Have a happy weekend!

Katie said...

Kim - first of all, Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your blog is just beautiful! I too went and read your prior posts and am sending a huge hug. I have been there with the daughter thing, (mine was missing for 8 months at 15 yrs. of age). I'm right there with you. Allow yourself the pain and tears, it will help. My brother is a head injured person, (much more severe than you son), so I'm right there with you on that one too! Prayers said for your girl and your son too!

Everyone of us has troubles and of course bloggers are just the best group of people! Come visit!

cc said...

Happy pink saturday..come visit..

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Kim, Happy first Pink Saturday. I hope visiting all the ladies will keep a smile in your heart this week. You are in my thoughts! Thanks for sharing with us. :0)

Pink thoughts,
Queen of Dreamsz

bev said...

depends on the kind of tea i guess, but whether the tea is strong or weaker we are still good

Smilingsal said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday!
I'm giving away 3 books, so come on over and see my Pink Saturday stuff.

Neabear said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You have posted some nice things that are memories for you. I like a couple of other ladies, read back a few posts to understand who Blondie is. My thoughts are with you and I am glad you all are basically okay after the accident. Hang in there. Friends here in blogland are a wonderful support group.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Looks like a lot of people signed up this week. Glad to meet you here.

Bobbi Jo said...

Wonderful pink post. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

KatCollects said...

Welcome to your first pink Saturday! I am sorry that you are having a rough time right now, I know more of how you feel than I can say. I am praying and hoping for better days for you and your family soon.

Connie said...

I'm still trying to get to everyone on Pink Saturday, honey pie!! Lots more than there used to be.

Come over and view the vintage desk I redid; I think you'll like it, sweets!!


Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kim,
Love your pink saturday pictures. Sounds like maybe you are going through a little tough time right now, you will be in my prayers.
Love, Ann

Stephanie said...

Great pics. Yes, we miss them when they leave. my experience, they come back (several times) before it's for good!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Kim, I am so sorry you are going through a hard time :( Your daughter has good taste! Lovet he Vera Bradley bags and the bag she made is gorgeous!


Virginia said...

What a lovely pink post.
Happy belated Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Patricia said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday - your pinks are beautiful and I have to say I love your pumpkin !!!