Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Thank You" things

Were you wondering what I was going to do with my other new cookie cutter? You know, the oddly shaped one. The squarish one that looks like it has a bracket on each side. (The top note cut for all you paper crafters.) No? You weren't wondering? You don't care? Maybe you could just pretend. Just this once.


I don't think people say "thank you" enough in this world. I know I don't. A few days ago, I had a repairman come to my house and fix my oven. Yes, he was paid for his time. And yes, it was his job. But still -- I was REALLY happy to have it fixed. And I wanted to let him know.

He was packing his tools, and I was thinking, "What can I do to say thank you? Should I give him a cookie? Will he think I'm creepy because I'm giving a complete stranger food? Will he be offended? (Offended?! At a cookie? WHAT is wrong with me?) Should I walk him to the door? Should I just ignore him, so he doesn't think I'm hovering?" In the end, I rushed out a "Thank-you-so-much-for-fixing-my-oven-I'm-really-glad-to-be-able-to-use-it-again!" He smiled vaguely at me as he walked out the door. I'm not even sure that he understood what I had said.

I felt so stupid after he left. I mean, how hard is it to say "Thank You?" And I'm not even a shy person. (In my defense, he DID speak a different language that I am finding increasingly more difficult to learn. But there is no harm in trying, right?) Anyway...I'm determined to be better at saying "Thank You" often and to everyone. So...you know....thanks for reading my blog and all.

8 comments:

Camille said...

I want to live next door to you and do nice things for you so you can say thank you to me EVERY day. (o: Your cookies are fabulous!

Janis said...

Thank you for brightening my day with your posts.

Glora said...

YUMMY! Edible polka dots! I love these!!!! Thanks for your delicious posts. It seriously makes me want to try one :).

CantStopBaking said...

I know exactly what you mean! I bring some baked goods when I take my kids to the pediatrician and I always wondered if she laughs at me when I leave. Who cares- she got free cake, right? Plus it can't hurt to have some brownie points....

simply-pam said...

Love the top note Thank you cookies. :) They look like so much fun. :) I can see Glora's web design in them. :D

Thank You for creating!

Pam

Aeshon Binsmit said...

you can say - Kam-sa-ham-ni-da (thank you in korean)

pretty easy :) I try to learn this as one of the first words to know everytime we move to a new country.how to stay thank you that is.

my sisters n i learn how to speak korean from watching the korean drama series which are highly addictive! try those! :) and you'll be having more friends before the cookies get done baking in the oven!

all the best georganne :)

p.s. where can i get that same cutter?

Traci said...

I have had my eye on these cookies for a long time...they are one of cutest I've seen in a long time. I was hoping to make some to thank some volunteers that are helping me with a bug event at my kids' shcool. It looks like you would outline and flood the white box first, then flood the color around it once it's dry? Also, are the polka dots done wet on wet? Thanks much!

LilaLoa said...

TRACI - Yes, pretty much like you said. I use just one consistency icing so I did the white box first. While that was drying I outlined the very outside edge and let that dry. Then I flooded the colored part and immediately added the polka dots. If you use 2 consistencies...I would say outline the box and the outer edges and let them dry. Then flood the white box and let it dry for 10 minutes before flooding the colored layer. Good luck!!

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