Diana Banana Pancakes

March 16, 2007

SPF 03-16-07 and other things.

Filed under: random,SPF — dianabananapancakes @ 10:20 am

Its Stuff Portrait Friday time! Go see Kristine at Random and Odd for the details….

This week’s SPF is “Letters”

I love letters, words, reading…the whole works. I haven’t read a book in a long time, and my collection of books is, well, nonexistent. So, I won’t bother to photograph them.

I also love word art, especially for decoration in the home. I also don’t have more than 1 item for that. I want to do that when I own my home…someday…for now this is the only word art I have, Japanese Kanji for Love….which is also what my mom was going to name me had my dad agreed to a Japanese middle name, Ai (pronounced Ahhh-eeee) and my sister’s middle name was going to be Dream, which is Yume (pronounced you-meh, NOT you-MEEE). So, instead my mother has collected items for us kiddos over the years with the symbols on it instead and always tells us the story.

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This is from Ian…he has been asking how to spell words since he was almost 4 years old, “Mom, how do you spell clock” “Mom, how do you spell mom” “mom, how do you spell silly”…..on and on. This priceless piece of art came home with a note attached to it, that Ian one day during art time asked his teacher to spell out “I love mom” and he wrote it himself. He was 4. šŸ™‚ Its been hanging up there since 10/2005, I cant bear to take it down yet.

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I also photographed my…..letters of course.

I have this box that I keep letters in. Originially it was a shoe box, then another box I had that had a tie on it, but that became too small about 6 or 7 years ago, so I found this plain box and thought it was perfect. This box houses some other memorabilia, but it also houses my letters. In this box is my past, notes from high school (the ones that I managed to hang on to), old boyfriends, ex-fiance, letters from my parents, my sisters, my high school graduation, cards, postcards, drawings from family/friends….all kinds of nostalgic memorabilia. I have only had a few additions in recent years…one of which is my Valentine’s day card (the red envie) from my boyfriend in my long distance relationship with the only love note I’ve ever received from someone…yes, you read right, the ONLY one, at age 33 I got myfirst love note, hehe. I still read it from time to time when I’m missing my sweetie, which is more often now that we haven’t been able to connect as often recently with different schedules and such. So, this box has been opened a lot here recently where I’ve been re-reading the love note from my sweetie….

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Speaking of my sweetie…yes, its been hard. The things that made this long distance relationship easier to bear have been GONE in the last 4 weeks….IMs, webcams, e-mails and the time to chat every night and every weekend….all that has been gone. At this point, I’m lucky if we can talk for 30 minutes 2 or 3 times a week. Its been harder to deal with without the webcam, IM and time to talk. He has been so busy he rarely even checks his e-mail. Last time we talked, though (Monday), he and I were able to talk for 1-1/2 hrs, and we reconnected. We talked about how we are still planning to see each other this summer, that hasn’t changed, just a matter of when with us both starting new jobs within a week of each other. He says he wishes I was there closer, that it would be so much easier for us because we wouldn’t have to worry about time differences (3 hrs) or schedules so much and we could talk together in person. So, its good to know he still misses me and still wants to try this. He said that he is surprised I haven’t given up on him yet and that he worries when we are able to talk that I’ll be upset or mad, and he said that I haven’t been, that I’ve been patient and understanding, and that I’m an angel. Ha…I admit, there are times when I just want to give up, but other times I want to keep trying, that this is just a small rough patch that if we can work through and make it till summer, then it will make us a stronger relationship when we get to see each other again. So, still hopeful that good things can happen here. He told me he appreciates that I’m hanging in there and that he does miss me and I do cross his mind often, so it really was good to hear that he is feeling the same way I am and still wanting to try this.

There is talk of me moving to California. We’ve talked about it before, its something I happened to have wanted to do for a couple of years, those who have read this blog for a while know that I’ve missed it and that I’ve not been truly happy in this small town, but while it has grown on me over the last few years, and I stayed for personal reasons, now I’ve been thinking of moving back. Not just for him, but for me, for my sister….we’ll see if it goes there…it won’t be right now, but possibly within the next 6 months…possibly. I miss my sister terribly and haven’t seen her in almost 3 years. It would also make being in this relationship a bit easier, be able to really get to know each other on a different level. So, its something I have been thinking of a lot lately. There are pros and cons to staying, and pros and cons to moving….so of course, I just have to figure what is best for Ian and myself.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend! Anyone else played SPF??



  1. Awww, your note from your son is sweet- of course you can’t take it down. I have an Ian too, but he’s 14 and I still have things that that of his up. šŸ™‚

    Happy SPF and I played too.

    Comment by Fleur de Lisa — March 16, 2007 @ 11:18 am | Reply

  2. Oh another clever SPF! Good job.

    I played.

    Comment by Sheri & SuZan — March 16, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  3. What a sweet little note!

    I played.

    Comment by Jana — March 16, 2007 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  4. great spf šŸ™‚

    I played

    Comment by Christie — March 16, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  5. I rotate my son’s artwork as to not have too much at one time decorating my fridge door but I think I would leave that one up too.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Comment by Wendy — March 16, 2007 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

  6. I like word art too, and that painting from your son is just too sweet!

    Happy SPF! I played too.

    Comment by Jenni — March 16, 2007 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

  7. Ive got a little niece whos middle name is Aiko, it means love child. I love Japanese middle names. I played too!

    Comment by Jessie — March 16, 2007 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  8. Great SPF. I love how you tied several photos into one theme: love…and how it’s all connected to what your mother wanted to name you–very cool.

    Comment by Jenn — March 16, 2007 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

  9. I love the painted picture from your son…I keep those too!!Happy SPF!!

    Comment by Lipglossles — March 16, 2007 @ 6:16 pm | Reply

  10. The theme of love shines through here, especially yours, your son’s and your sweetie’s. Very nice SPF!

    I played.

    Comment by Suzanne R — March 16, 2007 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  11. the note from your son is just precious….i think i would frame it!!!

    oh yeah, I played.

    Comment by tommiea — March 17, 2007 @ 5:16 am | Reply

  12. And who says you aren’t sentimental?? šŸ˜‰

    Comment by Slick — March 17, 2007 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  13. Very cute pix!

    Thanks for stopping by mine šŸ™‚

    Comment by Teena — March 18, 2007 @ 2:29 am | Reply

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