I’m a word nerd.
I love words. Words, words, glorious words!
The entire time I’m working on a project I’m ruminating (great word choice right there don’t you think?) about how I’m going to describe it to you. What kind of catchy title to give it. How to infuse it with just the right balance of information and witty banter. Is it wrong to crack yourself up?
Because I do. All.The.Time.
I wonder if I should I use this word or that word? Do I share a little story or take a “just the facts ma’am” approach?
But then there are those times when my mind goes blank. Frankly it happens more often than I’d like to admit. In those moments of blankness, my mind tends to go into a strange default mode. This usually involves a variety of random thoughts and words flying around like bats in my brain.
Apparently when my mind goes blank while creating Muffin Tin Split Pea Nests the randomness takes the form of the same song running around and around and around. I’m humming it. I’m hearing it in my sleep.
I’m becoming one with the song.
And, after awhile, I start to wonder if maybe it isn’t so random after all. Maybe this song is actually supposed to be part of the post I’ll write. Maybe it should even be the title! I mean, it’s cute and catchy and appropriate to the project.
By then it has dug down so deep into my psyche that I know it is meant to be!
I absolutely MUST call this project “Oh, do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man?”
I sit down at my computer and start to feverishly write out those words all the while hearing the tune in my head.
Then, and only then, am I pulled out of my reverie (another fabulous word choice, no?) and realize just how close I had come to turning this simple post about a cute Easter craft into one about the muffin man “who lives on Drury Lane“.
Because, after all, I don’t think the muffin man would actually approve of the muffin tin being used as Spring decor. Especially being filled with dried split peas and topped with pastel eggs.
Thankfully the fog lifted and my mind cleared and I’m back to being a word loving fool!
And you were spared from reading an entire post dedicated to the “muffin man”.
You’re welcome! 😉
Hope to see you back here at the Fence again soon,
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How cute is that!!!! And now I am humming that song LOL!! Have a great day!
Oh I LOVE this. It makes such a SWEET display. And Yes I do know the Muffin Man 😉 My girls would love to make this. We have a Vintage Muffin Tin.. So we will have to give this a try 😉
Such a cute Easter project and what a fun way to display Easter eggs. Great idea.
Well no matter WHAT you call it — it’s darn cute!
Oh my word how cute!!!!!
Maria (Magia Mia) says
Ha Ha. A kindred spirit. I, too, am a word nerd, and those 2 examples today qualify as $20 words…..and I do love me some Merriam-Webster. 🙂
You truly described my state of mind anytime I’m working on a project, with random thoughts and tunes going around on a repeated loop through my head.
Great use of a muffin tin. Love the split pea nests. They’re lots of fun to play with using glue too!
Oh my gosh Vanessa! Love this display idea for spring!! Great minds think alike because I just bought two bags of spit peas to fill my apothecary jars on my kitchen island!! 😉 Great job and once again your creativity blows me away!
Athena at Minerva's Garden says
What a great idea, Vanessa–I love how your muffin tin decoration turned out! And the song is addictive.