Our first day at "whimsy" began with what could be more aptly described as "chaotic" and making me think that I should of chose ONE word for a month!
My daughter's new i-phone broke, so my spouse took it to the phone store. A short while later he returned and told us that the phone needs to be sent back and that he needs to erase the drive.
I love that my spouse is so technically savvy!!! I was feeling so grateful that he was home, not traveling.
An hour or so later he tells me," It's done. The phone is erased."
"Everything?", I asked. Suddenly, I see him looking at the phone he has in his hand with a horrified look. I ask, "Is it a bad text? What's wrong?"
He says to me, "I erased your phone!"
"You didn't erase my phone, her phone is blue and you are holding one with a pink cover." After all, he knew that her new phone was blue: he bought it!
He pulls the cover off and says this one is white and walks over to the computer and says, "I erased your phone."
Horrified, I said, "Well restore it." (I thought he meant by erasing that he was actually downloading the info to the computer before deleting.)
He says, " You don't understand I ERASED your phone. I ERASED the wrong phone."
Now I am really horrified, "You mean everything gone? All my contacts? Everyone??? My LIFE??? I don't have anything written down!"
I asked him, "but how could you make that mistake???? Her phone is BLUE! You bought it!"
Just then my daughter comes running in and shouting, "You didn't erase mom's phone, I'm using it for my metronome! " Sure enough she had a white phone in her hand!
"Are you sure??? What phone was erased??? Yours???"
My spouse looked at the phone closely, and suddenly, he realized that he erased another white phone that looks like mine; it's the one he used as an i-pod! WHEW!!! Everyone had a good laugh several times today!!!
So the day or my phone was saved! I had never synced my phone with my computer!!! Now I know why I am suppose to sync!
So how did the rest of the day go at finding or creating whimsy?
Our Whimsy Project
My daughter loves words, and she picked two words for the year, and one of them is "magical". We worked on a banner together. I spray painted the letters with silver paint and after they dried and the holes were drilled, she spread out the letters over the banner she had made and said so sweetly, "only magia will fit, and that's alright its Spanish." (We live where people speak Spanish, but she is studying French.)
I figured out we could just spread the material that she had tied on to make it wider to fit her word. I wired the letters on with some thread like wire that I had in the house and a bead with a knot to secure the letter in place.
It cost 3.50 to make. I had the twine, material leftover from the old comforter, wire, beads, and spray paint. The "Chip Decor" letters were 50% off and 50 cents each.
This is sort of a knock off of from a popular teen catalogue, but it is her own meaningful word; I used material instead of rope; I used pressed letters that look like wood rather than paper.
Magical and Whimsical