Friday, August 20, 2010

a virtual FlamingoPalooza

A flocking.
You've seen pictures or maybe you have even experienced it yourself.
A birthday...a housewarming...a new baby...any kind of celebration is the perfect time for a flocking.
Actually, it really doesn't need to be a celebration.  It can just be someone (or a group of someones) wanting to make another someone feel loved.

I have to admit, there is a little part of me that would love to wake up one morning, look out my window and see 30 or so pink plastic flamingos placed strategically around my yard, but....since pink flamingos are not the kind of kitsch that Japanese like, that is probably not going to happen (those damn garden gnomes/Disney dwarfs/various animal figures pretty much rule the garden spaces here).

That said....
I think I experienced my own, slightly different "mini-flocking", of sorts, this week.
And it was wonderful.
On three different days,
I was surprised by three different friends
(one here, two over "the big water").
A teeny, yet incredibly perfect, ceramic flamingo bookmark came first....then,
I was surprised by an umbrella I have been lusting after for months looking all over for...
and then a glass flamingo and necklace arrived this morning.

If you think about it, this is a way better flocking than the other.  Those 30 or so flamingos that are put in your yard are usually there for a short time...a day at the most. 

But for me,
everytime it rains...anytime I'm in the living room...
whenever I pick up my book...when I put on that neckace...I will smile.
I've been flocked...sort of.
And it's a great feeling.

Muchos mahalos to Karen, Val, and Nancy...
You made my week.

Happy Friday everyone....may something really great happen today
that makes you smile!!!


Janet said...

ahhh, such awesome flocking :-)

ms-teacher said...

what great friends! hope you have a terrific day!!

yogurt said...

How nice! I hope the rest of your weekend is as flocking great!

Yarni Gras! said...

something made me smile! Happy Flamingo let's have a margarita!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think of you every time I drive by a house that's been flocked. It's one of our high school fundraisers, so it is not an unusual sight.

ChiTown Girl said... have awesome friends!! One of my girlfriends bought me an adorable penguin book and bookmark once "just because." Aren't those the BEST gifts?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

You got flocked by good friends! XO