.When you read this it will be Christmas Eve. I hope I will be able to drop in here and at some of your blogs over the next couple of days. I wish my heart sisters (and heart brothers) a blessed and grateful and abundant Holiday, where ever you are, whatever you do, with who ever you are with nor not with. Let's continue to hold each other's hands as we have this year.
. Here's a bit of what I've been up to this week:
1. Look what showed up in my mailbox:
. If you can't read the fine print, the 'it' in question is a Marshmallow Shooter and a Marshmallow Blaster, a 'clever pump-action device that shoots marshmallows (and frozen Brussels sprouts) over 30 feet . It comes with an LED sight that projects a safe beam of red light to help locate a target for accuracy for fast non-stop action.
2. This is the last of my 2009 Show Us Your Bra Calender. Every year in my town local artists paint, sculpt, and otherwise create bra art and all the proceeds support Breast Cancer Research.
Of course the anything-goes breasts from January through December now bring my heart sister and moon sister Renee to my mind, which is always welcomed, even when I worry .
3. HAHAHA! I made her while sitting at a small kitchen table with my 10 year old client, her mother, and two little boys, 6 and 3. I like them all. It's good when a family plays with clay and/or colors together and what am I going to do but encourage and then join them? Actually it's a great way to talk. I remember Bella Sinclair did a post on doodling and how research has proved that people listen and learn better when you doodle.
4. Honest to God, I think I'm the beneficiary of a true blue heart sister friend. I only have two others--Liz and Heather--and to have another good and kind and intelligent woman I can really truly be my own self with, who also makes me laugh and laughs in tune with me, and actually understands what's going on with me; well, how lucky is that? By the way, we met on the blogs just one year ago, and she has all but carried me back from a hard place. Her name is Lolo and I hope she doesn't mind that I am officially outing her as my dearest friend.
5. Near my mother's house and where I grew up is a specialty store named Russo's. Its specialities are fruit, vegetables, fresh flowers, homemade breads and pastries, plants, cheese, and FRESH! raviolis in three fillings. And the prices are cheap cheap. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy the place. I bought some Italian cookies, a holiday bouquet of fresh greens for my Godmother, chocolate, local sausages, Cinnamon bread, apples, pears, did I say chocolate already?
6. JB writes messages on the back room chalkboard. Sometimes she just writes 'I love you' and sometimes I write back 'me too.' I like to cluster things together, can you tell?
8. I planted three paper white bulbs and they're blooming at the perfect time. I know the scent is not the greatest, but I find it so affirming to watch them grow.
1o. This time of year I am buying groceries like there's no tomorrow. JB and I are cooking four meals for three sets of people over two days. The menu includes:
P. S. It's late. I can't adequately proof for mistakes or better layout. It's more important that I get this posted. So if you happen to function as my faithful proofreader, please cut me a break on this one. Thank you.