I was tired. Could not think of anything creative. Saw sparkly little Christmas tree (that is now a permanent fixture on top of my bookcase). Thought, "I guess the light reflects off the little crystals". Took picture. Done :-)
Oh my geez!!! This was the day before I went to see Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center. It was magical. I love ballet! I got to go with two of my favorite people, Karisse and Carol. I was so happy and excited I almost cried. I just sat there watching this fabulous production and thought, "Thank you God for this moment." I felt very blessed to have been able to do something that brings so much joy and happiness to my heart :-)
My grandmother gave me a big box of family silver. I love having this family heirloom. What I don't love is having it sitting in a box not being enjoyed. I have been thinking recently about this box of silver and how we pack away silver and china only to bring it out on special occasions, but life is a special occasion. Every day is special. So I pulled this little tray out of the box and am using it to sit in my bathroom and hold all my poo-pouri (this product cracks me up - love it). And as soon as I get some silver polish I will pull out the silverware to use, because I want to enjoy it :-)
A guilty pleasure for me is Anthropologie. When I feel blue or have a bad day, sometimes I will go get something - usually from the sale corner - usually a plate or a mug. The store just makes me happy. I have also recently discovered Modcloth. Oh goodness. I can waste a good amount of time perusing that sight. Last week I received my first Modcloth purchase. That yellow duck umbrella had been on my wish list for awhile. It's such a happy item to have on a gloomy rainy day :-)
"Something you made"
I made this huge infinity scarf a few years ago. It is called the GAP-tastic cowl and I followed a pattern created by Jen Geigley. I didn't really like it very much when I finished it. It is so big and bulky that I felt like a football player when I wore it. At least, what I thought a football player would feel like :-) But, I'll tell you what - this winter season I have grown to loooooove this scarf. It's so warm and cozy. It also serves as a pillow when I ride the bus. All I have to do is lean my head to the side and it instantly meets some cushion. Oh, but there's more!! This scarf is so thick that I can also flip it up to cover my head. So basically, this is the best scarf ever!!!
I got crafty and finished two projects over the weekend - ponytail holders and some plaques to hang in bathroom. It all turned out great. Perhaps I will share more later :-)
I also made some chicken and dumplings over the weekend. A batch of delicious comfort food that I sadly finished yesterday. I don't eat much meat. I consider myself to be a flexitarian. While I do adhere to a primarily vegetarian diet, there are some foods that I don't ever plan on giving up - like chicken and dumplings ... and proscuitto ... and barbecue.