Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 16,503 Gratitude

Today I am so grateful for ...

Snow. Never thought I'd say it, but there it is. There's something about it at this time of year, backlit by colored lights, that makes it all okay. The first round of snow fell this morning, changing over from rain through the night. It's a sloppy snow, bathing branches in white and has already melted considerably. Not the stuff of snowmen. More arrived late afternoon into the evening. I smell a snow day tomorrow or at least a delay.

Fudge. I make it at Christmas and must say that it's pretty darn awesome. Not that there's anything particularly complicated about fudge making. I suppose that I use the same basic recipe as everyone else. The craft is more in the cutting than anything else. But I have so little up my cooking sleeve that I can't help but be proud.

Art for art's sake. The playfulness of it. There wasn't a lot of that for me in 2010, but I'm grateful today to realized that fact. Sadly, I can't remember the last time that I made something just for the fun of it. I don't let myself experiment, frolick if you will, with new techniques and mediums. I think I'd like to do something about that in 2011.

Target for having my beloved TAZO Zen green tea in stock. Sounds like a small and silly thing, I know, but this tea must be a favorite in this area because it's difficult to find it in stock at the local grocery store. I haven't found another green tea that I like anywhere near as much.

Last, but certainly not least, the fact that you all are playing along with the earring giveaway. It warms my heart. Best of luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Juls:

What an awesome idea!! Would love a chance to win your beautiful creations! Thanks for this sweet gesture, and the good reminder about the spirit of giving and being grateful for all the big and small stuff. Your're the best! I too love the snow and am grateful to experience it. Went walking last night with Louie and we frolicked and laughed. Life is good. love ya, Frances