I get annoyed if someone refers to me as "cutesy", but I'm thirty-eight years old and look at my purse. Sigh. What can I say? This is less about the purse and more about the fairy. At some point in our lives we have to cop to what we believe and at about twenty-four, I copped to the fact that yes, I believe in fairies. Ethereal, earthy, or cutesy; I love them all. Fairies fall a little behind my true obsession (mermaids), but I believe more in fairies...but, aren't little ocean sprites kind of like mermaids anyway?
I've never seen a fairy, but I know they are out there. When I'm outside I feel all kinds of swirly little beings and while I'll admit I might be startled if I actually saw one indisputably real and in full fairy regalia, I'm very happy with the wispy little sparks seen out of the corner of my eye.
It looks like we are going to have a bumper organic tomato crop (I use the term loosely, we have three whole plants) this year.
The grape variety hasn't bloomed yet, but I heard they start late. I've never been one to call tomatoes fruit and even though I know technically they are, they'll aways be thought of as a vegetable in my little world.
I'm off to Chicago until Thursday. It's my grandmother's 85th birthday and she's celebrating with her best friend Almeda who came in from New York for the occasion. They've been friends for over sixty years! They both admit it hasn't been easy. They met when they were wild single mothers in the 40's, so you can just imagine. Plus, their interracial friendship was not always appreciated. Almeda is a lot of fun and it's nice to visit with someone who always sees me as perfect. She's very warm and even Mark, who is normally fairly reserved, fell in love with her. She thinks he's the bee's knees too. Hmm...maybe it's a good thing she lives in New York.
My grandmother loves pink and brown (orange too...she recently reminded me that she had the first little orange kitchen in the family) so I made her a pink and brown wallet and some other things, plus I'm giving her the only things she really cares about...Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!! I put a few in this recycled bakery box and then made her a brown paper origami crane. I made a ton of them for Christmas gifts last year.
OK all! I'm off! Back on Thursday! I'll close with a picture of my favorite purse...can you guess which one it is? Nothing like a little overkill!
It really is a great purse...