I had forgotten the pure joy of a snow day when you have a quiz scheduled. It could only be better if I hadn't studied for it.
I drove Mr. Bear to work this morning as the Mid Life Crisis Mobile isn't so hot in the snow. He had been giving me sassy warnings all morning (starting with not daring to go out to shovel with out him). My favorite was "Be careful of the ice - it's black, hard and frozen like your heart".
That's the love of my life. Lovely.
I've been making paper poinsettias
between reviewing for next weeks exams. Mine are monochromatic dark red tissue
paper (as crepe paper was scarce) with gold foil stamens. Those are going on the gold wrapped packages - I have two more to do.
I'm going to make some out of gold tissue paper for the plum wrapping papered gifts. The dark red and burgundy harlequin paper (with gold lines) will get gold ribbon and a few gold jingle bells. I'm doing them ahead and storing them in the guest bedroom so they won't get crushed or dusty. And they'll be out of the studio. ;-)
It's sort of annoying that the web site shows actual poinsettia instead of the paper ones and the picture in the magazine doesn't give much detail. I'm on the fence about them but Mr Bear likes them so I'm rolling with it. PLus I'm sort of colored into a corner with this paper. This year I buy wrapping paper and
garnishes at the After Christmas Sale.
If you're thinking of crashing here before Christmas - expect to share the other bedroom with Darla and my clothes (in the closet). ;-P
I watched a great movie last night - "Big Eden"
. I'm usually wary of 'small town rallies behind a gay guy' movies as they're usually hokey and pretty shallow in terms of characters and plot. This was sweet and complex and pretty believable. I totally recommend it.
I also recently saw "The Place Promised in Our Early Days"
which was unlike anything I've seen recently. It's an anime movie about a tower and the relationship of two boys and a girl. There's a lot of other things going on but it's really a sweet and nostalgic nod to the summers of youth. I recommend it if you're: OK with anime features, alternate universes and multi-sub plot narratives and you're hankering for something sweet and nostalgic in an off beat sort of way.
Yeah, I suck at movie reviews - watch them and see for yourself.
Ok, time to get some stuff done before I get dressed for "The Color Purple
", the last
of Mr Bear's birthday outings/gifts.Things I Am grateful For
Mr Bear's weird sense of humor
Our snow blower
Cheerios - dry and out of the box
Chapter summaries from classmates
This might be a White Christmas :-)
Sausage, egg and cheese on a salt bagel
Being able to grab a little time here and there to do stuff I want to do
The kitchen blind is washed and dry and ready to re-hang (it was gross)Things I Want Today
To get these stupid pine needles out of my finger tips
A nap in a hammock
Brownies (I might make some)