Each element of this picture tells a bit of my story. From the sign on the left of this shelf, you can see that this is above my desk at work. People who come over know at a glance that I am available to help them with their issue. To the right of that sign (sorry for the ribbon in the way!) is a picture of my husband and me at our wedding reception, in 2003. Front and center is the vase of pretty flowers my husband sent me for our anniversary last year. Those flowers stayed right there until they were simply husks. It just made me so happy to look at them, and know my hubby was thinking of me.
To the right, and behind, are some awards I have earned from my professional association, the Institute of Supply Management, Western Washington Chapter. Two are clear glass on stands, and one is a piece of incised granite. In front of those is the cute pewter cat business-card holder I found a few years ago and that follows me to whatever my job is. And I’ll give a special prize to whomever can identify the item with the white base and power cord to the left of the cat. This picture just tells so much of my jumbled-up story!