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I'm a just a little bit strange. If you've read my column for any length of time I'm sure you've picked up on that by now and for some reason, you've decided to keep reading anyway. The strange stuff about me, things I do that would make some people blush with embarrassment--like blowing bubbles on Main Street, pitching a tent in my yard and leaving it there for a week because for some reason it made me feel good, or making yarn pot holders from a children's kit--these strange behaviors are why my life is never boring.
I don't always understand why I need to do these crazy things, but I do know that they bring me a lot of joy and I was thrilled to hear that my quirky ways of looking at the world brought some joy to Sherri, a book club reader.
Sherri wrote: "I wanted to take a minute to thank you Suzanne, for your book club and also your daily thoughts. Recently I went to look for a new jewelry box. I looked at all of the big wooden ones and they were just boring. I ended up buying a very pink Barbie jewelry box, but I was afraid to bring it home and see my husband's reaction. I displayed it proudly on my vanity table and prayed that he would not fall down laughing. To my delight my husband said, 'Wow what a neat jewelry box and how fun.'
From your daily reads I feel you would have done the same thing, and for some reason I felt this gave me permission to buy this very pink Barbie children's jewelry box."--Kindest regards, Sherri
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
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