Hi folks! I tried to work ahead for the holidays but I didn't quite do it far ahead enough and I ended up kind of like this:
(In this scenario, though, I guess I am also the dad, picking myself up? Sometimes life is like that.)
So I didn't have anything for Wellness Wednesday. Belatedly, here are Lucy and Preston, resting companionably while each does their own thing. Lucy has her face wrapped up in a blanket because that's how she rolls. Acceptance and individuality...reasonable goals, right?
I didn't have anything for Art Thursday either, so here's a shot of Frida Kahlo-themed decorations for my older daughter's birthday this week. You can't really see the plates or napkins since I obviously didn't plan this out.
We had Frida facts on the walls. I was very impressed by the way Frida/her family rigged up her bed so she could paint from there. (Have you heard about Frida's health problems?) I guess I could have used it for Wellness Wednesday, too.
For Poetry Friday, I have gifts from poet friends. First up, an adorable tea poem and tea pocket from clever Irene:
open November morning ~
words spice waiting page
Christie sent me a delightful and thoughtful poem swap package that included two poems, one of which was an ovillejo!
Christie says: This ovillejo was inspired by my neighbor's cats who constantly stalk my beloved backyard birds!
Have You Seen...
Have you seen black-capped chickadee?
In the tree.
Have you seen northern cardinal red?
Near the shed.
Have you seen bluejay loud and bold?
On leaves of gold.
Let's hatch our plan, no time to waste.
The hour is now, so we must haste.
It's time to pounce. We must be bold.
In a tree, near shed, on leaves of gold!
Not a poem, but I got a big kick out of this crocheted barrette from dear Kat:
I also loved receiving Michelle Kogan's Cloister Remnants and wee bunny.
While I was typing this, a calendar of photos and poems by Jone Rush MacCulloch arrived! Thanks, Jone!
Still reading? Aren't you the best! My parents are in a virtual art exhibition. You might recognize one of my dad's pieces from this post.
Sally Murphy has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Sally!