From this week’s Joy List :
1. Cold Play in concert at Mohegan Sun last Saturday with my Baby !
The band was awesome and in great form for our evening together in CT.
2. David and I bundling up to go to the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Hampton, NH, only to come home without having seen said fireworks when there was an hour and a half delay that we were way too cold to wait through in spite of bundling up.
3. My friend Suzanne is here and we are cooking up some eucalyptus bundles !
Such fun !
And the opening is always such a sweet surprise !
My indoor clothesline. Not as wonderful as hanging pieces by the fire like at e.b.’s but my sunny studio worked in a pinch.
Hearts abound – looks like early Valentine’s day pieces !
3. Having chosen my Word of the Year!
Word of the Year for 2013
As in be present,
live life in the present tense,
and I am present.
I also love that the word has the second meaning of “a gift”.
Being present is a gift for me. It offers me comfort when I get overwhelmed with crazy life, and brings me back to what is the only thing we know for sure.
This present moment…
I made myself a little rock with my word.
It is actually a special rock given to me by my sister Kristina. It came in a bag with a few friends that had a note in it that read “Some rocks from the Rockies for the Rock Fairy” ! Love that !!! She thought about her crazy rock collecting sister when she was on her trip to Alberta last fall and brought home some rocks for me, and gave them to me as part of my Christmas gift ! May sound weird, but I think this was my very favorite gift this Christmas. Thanks, Sister !
I have the rock in one of my little Word of The Year boxes as well.
They are still available in my etsy shop if you would like a rock and a box for yourself.
So far, the joy has been easy to find in this new 2013 year.
May it continue that way for all of us !
Big Love, Beautiful Ones !
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