Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

5 Year Diary, Qu'est-ce que c'est?

I was staying with friends while at the Baltimore Craft Show a week or so ago - friends who kindly gave me their own bedroom! Their three year old daughter wandered in one morning and picked up a small blue book I had left lying on the bed - my Page-A-Day five year diary. We sell these at Joie de Vivre - you write a few lines a day and each page has five sections - so you write each year until when finished, you have a record of your last five years. It's very interesting (& occasionally distressing to see how predictable one's life can be, especially when you are older!) Anyway, J. picked up my book and started paging through it. I assumed she'd quickly put it down - no pictures and writing in script - but she stared at it for quite awhile. "Why is it written in different colored inks?" she asked me. Impressed that she'd noticed, I started to explain how I was writing in it every year so that I could look back and see what I was doing one, two or three years ago. And it suddenly struck me how funny that was - explaining to a three year old that you might be interested in what happened three years ago - a whole lifetime for her - a blink of an eye for sixty year old me!

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