Happy Friday + Randomness

cardsHappy Friday!

Over the last few months, I’ve received a handful of unexpected mail. It’s all the more surprising and especially sweet to receive handwritten notes and packages in this digital age (I’ve been guilty of texting birthday messages to friends). You can see a sampling of cards above — I’m smitten with the Coco Chanel quote card — “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” — from an insanely talented woman, a relatively new friendship that’s one of those instantly familiar, comfortable ones. The beautiful flower card is from a fabric guru extraordinaire and all-around cool friend. We had coffee just the other day, and I love how much I can geek out about fabric content and textile prints and sewing notions with her. So fun! I just found the whimsical and lovely illustrated card in my mailbox this week. It’s from a dear freundin (“friend” in German — is that right? You must check out her amazing Anna dress. AMAZING). There have been other generous postal gifts and I get extremely sappy and blubbery with happy tears each time.

And these friendships have all been through this little blog. The internet is a powerful place. I also realized today that each comment I get feels like a piece of unexpected mail every day. I appreciate every comment, but I am particularly blown away by the overflow of kindness to my rambling, insomniac thoughts earlier this week. Thank you. I’m working on getting more sleep and I’m incorporating the sage advice and tips I received.


Use your head and root for red,

White may fight but we’ll beat them instead

Give me an R – E – D

What’s that spell? RED!

Go Red! We’ll fight till the end!!

It’s field day at K’s school and there will be a lot of ball-tossing and three-legged racings going on. This annual event signals the end of the school year (even though there are four more days left), and spirits are high, if a little primal and gladiator-like judging from the chant above. Time for me to go root for K’s red team! Wishing you a weekend filled with cheer and celebrations of fathers!


Today’s my birthday
The years have crept up quickly*
Filled with gratitude

*I’ve been reading this book, enjoying the lessons from centenarians — I have a ways to go before I reach 100, and it’s good to have some guiding posts.

34 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness

    1. Thanks Asmita! I’m the one that’s thankful because if it weren’t for you and the other lovelies, I would be the internet equivalent of the not-altogether-there woman ranting in the middle of a street to passersby swiftly turning a deaf ear. 😉

    1. Thank you, Liza Jane!! I’m temporarily suspending my fabric fast to treat myself to some pretty fabrics (linen, knits, double-gauze oh my!)

    1. I think you must have been sending some extra positive vibes my way, because this has been an especially happy birthday. Thank you, Gail!

    1. Oh, it was, Lucinda! Thank you SO MUCH for the fabulous card. You are so amazingly talented, and I’m grateful for your friendship!

  1. Happiest of Birthdays, Sanae! I’ve loved getting to know you through your blog. It’s really fantastic. Here’s wishing you a wonderful year ahead and for the immediate future, a great birthday weekend with lots of rest and fun 🙂

    1. Many, many thanks Alana – I have high hopes to be able to one day meet you and everyone who leaves such lovely comments regularly 🙂 I actually got a little more rest than I normally do this weekend, which was awesome!

    1. Thanks so much, Rhoda – my birthday festivities turned out to be so much fun! Not a lot of fanfare but filled with loved ones. The best kind of celebrations!

  2. Dear Sanae, I’ve never commented on a blog before, but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy it! It really brightens my day and fills me with new-found enthusiasm for creativity. Thank you for taking time to blog and please keep it up – one English woman is relying on you!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Christie! It means so much to me. I really love this little world I’ve created and hope to keep at it for a long, long time…:-)

    1. Happy belated birthday to you as well, June! Spring-on-the-cusp-of-summer are the best birthdays, right?

  3. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! And hope team red enjoyed field day. I had to laugh when I read your post yesterday and looked outside at the rain. Why does it always like to rain for field day around these parts?!

    1. So it turned out that they canceled field day on Friday because of the rain and rescheduled for Monday, but then of course, it rained again. So field day happened in the gym today and it was a cacophony!! Thank you for the birthday wishes!

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