Listening To: Wonderful World by Eva Cassidy
Watching: The New Girl. I love every episode more than the one before.
When you get to be a wise old sage like me, getting fun mail in the mailbox (and not just student loan payments) can be a very exciting treat. When I get Christmas cards or notes or, heck, even Sephora catalogs with my name on them, I do a little dance down the driveway like so:
But today? Today was severely amazing because I got a sweet note from Kristin, who runs Sew Technicolor (a very whimsical blog and Etsy shop). And inside Kristin's sweet note was an ornament she made:
Of The Eiffel Tower! And. And! She added a line from the post that I wrote about The Eiffel Tower earlier this year, when I said I like that particular structure because it looks "like steel and lace."
I thought my heart might thump right out of my chest. The ornament now has a prime spot on my Christmas tree, so that I can point it out to everybody who walks in the door. After Christmas, it's going on my wall of inspiration. Right beside my picture of Dolly Parton. Thank you so much Kristin!!! I am floored. I can't believe I get to display your art on my tree!
You people are the sweetest. And that's a fact.
I've been writing a big long book post that I'm hoping to share tomorrow (about some reads I'm looking forward to in 2012). But right now, I'm typing in front of the Christmas tree and thinking about all these ornaments. Most of the ornaments on my tree have a sweet story behind them. There are a few stories that I'd love to type up and share before the holidays are over (we gift ornaments pretty often in my fam, because that makes for a sweet memory when you put it on the tree each year...).
I'd love to know if you have a favorite ornament on your tree. Or a favorite decoration you put out each year. Is there something you display around the holidays that holds an extra special meaning for you? Do you like to make ornaments? Do you ever shop for quirky ones to give as gifts?
In other news, I'm wearing snakeskin jeggings to the Christmas service this week. Because pants that work for church and Bon Jovi concerts circa 1987? That's a wardrobe staple! (But seriously - the print is very subtle. They can look surprisingly dressy. I know you don't believe me, but I can prove to you that they're fun.) (#shacklemyheart!)
I'll catch you fine people down in the comments. ;-)