Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Determinator

I come into the kitchen. It’s bestrewn with items of all sorts.
“Hi, Hon.” (Translation: What are you doing now?)
“I’m making something,” she says, working away intently. “I got this idea I want to try.”
“Ah, I see,” says I. (Translation: Uh, oh . . . )
“I’ll be done in a second,” she adds.
“No problem,” says I. (Translation: Yup: here we go.)

And so the creative venture begins. And it doesn’t stop till it’s finished, till she’s got it just right.

She’s totally untrained for these projects. But she’s determined.
She’s completely unequipped with the necessities. But she’s inventive.
She’s completely unaware of the difficulty involved. But she’s impassioned.

And she never has the time to do any of these things. She just makes the time.
And at the end, she’s always made something beautiful.

“What do you think?” she’ll ask.
“Wow!” says I. (Translation: Wow!)

I’m taking on a new creative venture of my own – I’ll be telling you more about it in the next few days. I’m untrained, unequipped, and in denial about the difficulty. But I have a wonderful inspiration at my side: The Determinator.

Best wishes with your brand new Fete et Fleur Designs Blogge Shoppe, my dear!
It’s another beautiful place for us all to come home to.

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter


  1. Reepicheep at her best!!
    So do people ask whose "eyes" they are?
    You don't have to post this!
    Having fun reading your blog!

  2. Gotta love the Determinator!

  3. I love that your wife Wow's you with her abilities! I left you a little surprise on my blog post today. No I am not flirting and yes you wfie will approve!

  4. If the Determinator and Rosalynn Carter believe it, we certainly believe it as well!

    Now we can't wait to hear what your new venture will be ~ inspiration is the key (i.e., Determinator) so you're already well on your way.

    ~Tracie & Shayne

  5. Hi Bill!
    Thanks for the visit today and your nice words! You and your wife Nancy are quite the romantics. I love your stories about eachother, its like reading a romance novel.
    Happy Valentines day to you both!!!!

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  7. Hello Sweetheart,

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!

    I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Determinator

  8. Just checking in to see if you're keeping up with The Determinator and Rosalynn Carter....

    Have a nice weekend,
    Tracie & Shayne

  9. This story touched my heart and made me chuckle at the same time... it is so real and so what a man would do..

    I have been lurking in the background for a while and I am quite intrigued by your project


  10. This is great, my husband is just like you but I fear I much more of a mess!

  11. Love to read a man's view of his wife. Refreshing blogger...you are.


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