Sunday, 5 May 2013

Pick your precious - May

Earlier this week - So it's coming up for sharing something precious for Sian's monthly series of Pick your Precious.  What on earth am I going to choose this month?  Oh, it's lovely driving into work on a sunny day.  Driving down the attractively named 'Pig Lane', past the riding stables, horses gently grazing in the fields, trees just coming out in leaf.  The gardens of the cottages are looking lovely as the first bursts of colour appear in the flower beds. 
 
Concentrate Deb, you're supposed to be thinking of something precious to share.  Singing along to the music on the cd.  My goodness I'm tuneful today, my version of No Doubt's 'Don't Speak' has never sounded so good.  I could probably audition for The Voice.  But then which team should I join because clearly all four would turn round.  Tom's a bit old, even for me, and whilst I do like Jessie J, I don't think I'm 'street' enough for her.  So, it's between Will.i.am and Danny. You know what?  I think I'm going to go for Will.i.am. The song moves on to Maroon 5 as I join the main road for the final part of my journey.  Need to think of something precious.  Pull into parking spot.  Turn off engine.  Remove disc from CD player.  And realise I have found my Precious.
 
So this month my precious is a compilation cd that my children made me for Mother's Day years ago.  I asked Rachel what year it was and we think it was about 2002.  It's a mix of songs that were in the charts at that time that I loved, some oldies that are classics and some whose titles were appropriate.  It's absolutely priceless to me and guarantees to put a smile on my face and a tune on my lips.  They put a lot of thought and time into getting it absolutely right and it's worth more to me than all my other cds put together.
They shared the design of the case.  Jon did the inside
 And the cover

 Rachel was given the job of the contents list.  I'll just take a photo of that too.  I've set up a backdrop on the bed to take the photo against.  Get off the bed Coco, I'm trying to take a photo.  Yes I know it looks interesting but I just need you to stay with all four paws on the floor for just a moment.  Off.  Get off.  How many times do I have to tell you?  The sooner you get off the bed, the sooner my photo will be taken and you can get back up there. Good Girl.  Now just stay there while I set the cd case in place again.  That's it, balanced perfectly, now let me pick up my camera again.  Hang on a minute, where's that dog gone?
  Sigh. 

22 comments:

Amy said...

A brilliant idea from your children!

The Voice is on here at the moment - our judges are Seal, Ricky Martin, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem ... fascinates me that only one of them is Australian!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

The story behind the picking of this month's precious is precious all by itself. Isn't it funny how the thought process meanders from one thing to another and how it is prompted by the everyday before it finally settles on what needs to be done. And I'm betting others will adopt the Mother's Day CD idea too, because favorite music often adds dimension the memories of our ordinary days.

Miriam said...

What a fabulous precious Deb, I love the cover...you're spectacular! and your conversation with 'the dog' is familiar to me.

Gail said...

I loved your story of your precious and what a super idea your children had. Now the conversation with the dog just cracked me up - it brought back a lot of memories.

Jennie said...

Oh what a wonderful gift to have! I laughed out loud at your last photo! I loved reading your story telling us your thought process - brillaunt. Thanks so much for sharing. J x

Sian said...

What a wonderful precious this is! A little bit quirky, a lot of love in there and very you. We couldn't do anything else but love it. And you have turned it into a wonderful story too: what could be better?

Elizabeth said...

I chucked at the humor in your story! Sometimes children do the most amazing things for us. There is a lot of love in that precious CD they took the time to make for you. Guard it with your life!

Cheri said...

How sweet to have a mix CD with all your fave tunes! And of course, Coco just wanted to be in the picture!

Sandie said...

That's a lovely idea as a Mothers Day gift and it is lovely you have been listening to it for the past 10 years and more!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh how nice that you still have the CD, case and the memories of how it all came about - not to mention a cute Coco too ;)

Alison said...

Miss Coco looks particularly innocent in that last pic, Deb!...what a lovely Precious- wonderfully delivered!
Alison xx

Karen said...

What a wonderful present - I can understand why it means so much to you.

Jennie Hart said...

Oh wow what a great gift from your children :) Lauren sends me music to listen to (which I love, as I wouldn't have seen otherwise) and keep as I guess it is the equivalent :) Your dog is super cute and I guess she knows that we would love to see her :)

S said...

How cool is that. I think singing in the car is a sure sign of being happy - how nice that your children help foster that joy. I've been doing more of that now that the sun is shining brighter, but only when I am alone, as I am never tuneful!

dogmatix said...

Love the story. What a great idea for a mothers day gift *stores away for future reference* ;-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great story - so well told!
The judges for The Voice here are different than yours, but I bet the rest is the same.
Rinda

Louise said...

Will.i.am....a good choice lol! What a perfect precious to have x

Sheena said...

How wonderfully precious this compilation is. Many thanks for sharing x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Such a great gift & a wonderful story!

Ifa said...

That's DOPE!

Jane said...

what a lovely gift, such thought must have gone into it.

alexa said...

What a special thing to have, made with love and enjoyed and appreciated. They clearly love you very much :).