Sunday, December 16, 2012
What is there left to say about the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut? The media has said it all, the grieving families have said it all and all around the world people are questioning how such a thing could happen? It's horrible when anyone is murdered, but a school with little children? Why? We are all asking this same thing. We will never know, and even if the shooter hadn't committed suicide we could very well still never know what his motives were, mental illness or not. It's sad, tragic, and the heroes of the day were also killed. My heart, prayers, tears, hugs and love go out to all the families who have lost a loved one in this tragic event. These little children and teachers will never be forgotten and will go on in the hearts of their families. God Bless.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This weeks theme for the scavenger hunters at ESN is Angels. I pondered on this subject thinking about angels, are they history or mystery? Do they really have wings? After all, none of the angels in the film "City of Angels" (Nicholas Cage, Meg Ryan), had wings. The angels kind of just appeared; invisibly of course; everywhere they were needed. And in "It's a Wonderful Life", (James Stewart, Donna Reed) at the end of the film a bell rings on the Christmas tree and Zuzu announces "everytime a bell rings an angel gets its' wings", and James Stewart announces "atta boy Clarence" referring to Clarence earning his wings. And in "The Preachers Wife" (Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston" (remake of the 1948 film titled "The Bishops Wife" with Cary Grant and Loretta Young) the angel "Dudley" is a human. Anyway, the whole history of angels is quite fascinating and frankly, I believe in them. And I personally have no reason not to believe they are hanging around down here helping us out when it's warranted. The very idea (or some sort of discovery??) of angels goes back BC, or your religious deity of choice. Ah, but I've gotten off the track. Le Petit Marché has a few lovely angels, with wings, as that apparently is how the artist felt they should be made. This one is:
She is playing a harp, but I bet angels can play anything they desire! Come visit all the fine merchants at Ecrater Stores Network to see what angelic items you can discover!
Friday, December 7, 2012
The theme this week at ESN is "sleepy time" and I thought I'd finish it up with "what do you wear when you go to bed"? ( I mean, after all, it can come off for... and then put back on, what's the big deal?) I think this is actually an interesting question. My ex-husband always wanted me to sleep naked, all the time. I countered, "what if there's a fire or something?" I have all my life felt comfortable wearing "something" when I go to bed. Before knowing it was very near the end of our marriage, we sought marriage counseling, he told the therapist that I slept in flannel pajamas and he didn't like it. There were other issues of course, not just about what we wear or didn't wear to bed. But I was insulted that even the therapist looked disturbed that one would wear "flannel" to bed. Hey, it's cold here in Colorado in the winter and I love my winter warm flannel jammies. So... I told the therapist what I thought of him, and my husband, divorced "jammie hating guy" and sleep blissfully in any garment that suits the seasonal situation. But, NO, I do not sleep naked, what if there is a fire or other catastrophe?? Something to think about people, if you sleep naked! .. ;) In that vein, I have found T-shirts that are for guys but would suit as well for a women's "nightshirt" at
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Tis the season to be tired, we all have a lot of stuff going on so no wonder we're tired at this time of year. I, myself, have just worked 8 days in a row with no end in sight until about December 14th. It's not your typical 8 hour day, but usually 6 with no break and eating lunch at my desk. I have been so busy putting together files for the faculty and sending audition requests to the right place and answering about 200 emails and phone calls a day I just can't keep up! That's my life as a graduate program assistant in the graduate music office at University of Colorado - Boulder! So it is no wonder that the scavenger hunters theme this week at ESN is "sleepy time". I fell asleep last night watching some Christmas movie, woke up at 1:00am, went to bed (after washing my face and flossing and brushing, of course!) then forgot to set my alarm and woke up at 7:45.... sleepy time indeed. Already, I am in my sleepy time "jammies" and it's only 6:40pm, and I've still dinner to fix for myself, mac & cheese I think tonight, with a glass (or 2) of wine... Le Petit Marché doesn't have any sleepy time items but as you all know, Santa doesn't come if you aren't sleeping so I thought this cute little Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Woodland Friends would be fun as Santa frolics with his friends waiting for you to go to sleep! Oh, and take a whiff of peppermint essential oil every morning during this sleepy, busy, stressful time of year, it will revive you!