As I sit here typing, I am coloring my roots ( I started to go gray at 17) and trying to figure out what I was thinking when I decided to open a shop! Don't get me wrong--I LOVE it--and I'm incredibly grateful for each and every order. But I am so strapped for time that even multi-tasking isn't cutting it. So please forgive me if your order takes just a bit longer to arrive than you might have imagined for the first little while...We are down to one car around here and it's with me--all day. Trips to the post office may be limited to the weekends, but please do know: I haven't forgotten!
Meanwhile, I'm so in love with these necklaces from Misako Momiko. Which would you choose?
I think they are so beautiful and simple. If I could, I think I would choose the little teapot. As it is, I may have to try to make my own with some simple shrink plastic. It won't be even close to as wonderful, but it will be in the same spirit, I think! (And, believe me, I would order hers, if I could!) Go see more of Eva's beautiful creations here, okay?
Plugging along around here. Things are coming to a head, as they say, and the foreclosure is well under way. Big changes ahead, and I desperately try to hold to the thought that they will be all for the good. Each day is a new emotional adventure, some much worse than others. To be honest, I wish I had done so much differently. But we are healthy now, and love each other, and my girls do continue to amaze me with their spirit and grace.
I can hardly wrap my head around what my life has become, in both good ways and bad. I struggle almost hourly with the thought that I have somehow failed my children, by not providing them with the picture-perfect life. And I wonder if they would have been better off without me, or with some other mom? But then I realize that all any child wants is to be loved and valued and treasured, and they are certainly that. So they won't have the life I had envisioned for them, at least not yet...perhaps it wasn't the one they were meant to have. Perhaps it's for the best. I think so. We'll see.
I hope your week continues lovely, my friends. Breathe deeply, love freely.