The weather man said a winter storm would find its way to us.
Get out the hot drinks!
The skies are grey.
The wind is changing.
Time to drink hot chocolate.
If you are lucky, you'll get yours in Limoges.
Okay, who am I kidding.
You'll get Limoges no matter what at my house.
I don't believe in not using the good stuff.
Or not wearing your fancy jewels.
I don't believe in saving things for special occasions.
Life's too short.
I don't have time to wait.
Plus, I don't have Limoges because I am soooooo fancy darlink!
But, more than likely, I got the Limoges at an estate sale.
Okay, I did for sure :)
Ooooo, why does everything taste better in French porcelain?
Warm and toasty sips.
Get out the neck and head gear.
It's getting mighty chilly.
Not chilly as many of you of course.
But, chilly for us snakes and lizards.
The Christmas guys had fresh garland yesterday.
I L O V E fresh garland in the house.
It's not the holidays for me without such freshness.
I have been spending too many hours on the piano.
Leonard Cohen loves to find me.
Then you get inventing a few tunes, and before you know it, with eyes closed you journeyed and ventured on sonic waves that had you in full trance.
Such marvelous places we can go, aren't there?
That and the scent, ooo, I am happy.
Happy happy happy.
I know, I sound just like Phil Robertson.
The sky is grey, but ever so bright.
It lets in a hazy cool light.
Fresh garland takes the place of eucalyptus.
I just love green in the house.
But my cutie Christmas boxes are still beckoning me.
A few faces making their way out.
Do you keep many house plants?
I have been bringing in all my plants that can freeze.
(freeze warning in effect)
Usually I just cover them.
Or Lovee does, I should say.
Alas, this year I am bringing them in.
I read that 10 house-plants change the air in your house, and add all kinds of good stuff.
(plus fresh air)
So, the ferns are coming in.
Some are in the ground, but others are liking being inside, me thinks.
I love ferns, you?
I find that people either love em, or don't.
I think I love all plants.
I did some holiday chalkboard stuff, only it seems I sloped everything, haha!
Mermaid's eyes don't look so weird in person as they do on film.
It's just that, the wood is fading in places (eyelids) and makes her eyes look funny.
I found my moon I have had for 20 years.
Actually, I wasn't even looking for it when I found it.
If only I could find my two missing treasures.
(necklace and brooch)
I hide things, or put them in weird places.
Then they are lost.
Help me moon!
My computer blew up yesterday.
(burnt smell plus the sound of a jet engine emerged and it would not start up)
So, I am extra happy to be here today.
It got fixed in 24 hours, yay!!
But now my good camera is in the hospital.
Something must be wrong with me.
Or perhaps, something is right.
After all my worry and weird stuff that happened to me the last couple years, I am a changed woman.
My reaction to the camera and computer woes.
"Oh well, who cares."
I didn't freak out because, well, what can you do about it?
All you can do is take it to be fixed and hope your piggy back has enough coins, and that it can be fixed.
It's all a person can do, ya know?
I was so stressed out and worried in September that at some point my stress hit this shivering peak, and then, I just threw my hands up in the air.
I was like, if I die, well, what can I do about it?
If my house burns down?
If the worstest thing happens???
What can I do?
I have no control over it.
And where does stress get me anyways?
I just want to live my day to day as happy as I can.
In my own little way, in my own little weird world.
So, just go with the flow and the faith, and hope for the best I say.
A sort of succumb and accept dance.
If all else fails...
There's hot chocolate.
If you are like me...
Somehow the hot chocolate explodes over the edge.
The same way the peanut butter and jelly jars do :)
Find a cozy warm spot...
And watch a little winter weather roll in, while sculpting clay.
I am obsessed watching Alaska: The Last Frontier.
I feel so guilty that the store and Burger King are just a short car trip away.
I have this deep yearning to be more self sufficient.
It's such hard work too.
Where that desire comes from, I don't know?
It's such a longing.
Do you ever feel that way?
Time to plant tulip bulbs and spread the wildflower seeds for next spring.
Plus, there is clay baking.
Off I go...
See you soon!