The Neat Seat

A while back my niece came over to show off her new Cricut machine.  You know what that is right?  People use it to cut out shapes for scrapbooking… Kind of like a computer printer, but it cuts out paper instead.

Well, in our eagerness to test it out, I figured I needed some words for my blank blank walls.  Using plain scrapbooking paper, we made a neat seat.

My dear husband knew it was a bad idea from the get go.  “We’re not THAT artsy, Mac,” he asserted.  Yet, every time I walked into the room, it made me smile.  I kept it up for a couple of weeks.

Why neat?  I don’t know.  I guess it’s just a nice positive word with a couple different meanings.  It can mean “cool!”, or “swell!”.  Or it can just mean “tidy!”, which is also a nice idea.

It lasted until yesterday.  I was preparing for a house full of company, and realized just how out of place my “neat” was.  It’s true, we’re NOT that artsy, and I was about to have maybe 10 or 12 people in my home asking me “What’s up with the neat?”  And 10 to 12 times I would have to answer with a sort of convoluted, “I don’t know… I guess I’m just trying to be more cool…?”  And everyone would just be confused.  So, the “neat!” is about to turn into a much more mainstream “eat!” somewhere in my kitchen and dining area.

What do you think?  Should I have kept it up?  And what kind of wall art SHOULD I get over my couch?


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