Finally, my camera and cord came together in the same place at the same time. They had been hiding from each other for what seems like a long time.
there is a thrift shop here where old ladies volunteer their time, and as i peruse the aisles, I eavesdrop on their conversations about husbands needing back surgery, the upside and downside of sleep medications, the amazing feats of grandchildren.
occasionally i find some very satisfying treasures there.
for so long i have been meaning to post about my wonderful package from Teeny. she posted about mine a long time ago. the package was filled with many delights, most of them custom-picked, intuitively, to perfection. this handmade mobile/window hanging is my most favorite of all the delights that were in that box. i love it so much. it is so special to have a beautiful handmade gift cross the ocean to come live in my house with me.
also, you guys - Barbara Kingsolver has stolen my heart entirely. No no, that's not the right way to put it. Rather, I have been reading every Barbara Kingsolver book I can get my hands on, and they are filled with stories that were already in my heart....I just hadn't heard them yet. She pulled them from the earth for me so that I could remember them.
Are you into Kingsolver? If so, which are your favorite stories? Prodigal Summer is what first captured me, but the three books pictured here were so good. I couldn't put them down, but I didn't want them to end, either. My sense is that many of her tales resonate with mothers most strongly....but perhaps I'm wrong. What do you think?