Thursday, June 05, 2008

...I'll pack this one up special.

I have been spending the day packing. Sorting and packing. Packing and sorting.
As I was going through the stuff on our buffet I found this note from Xan.

To My Wonderful Mom,

You are the best mom I could ever wish for.
You are strict when you need to be, but so loving.
I know I sometimes get angry but I know when I sat up in the sky and looked down and chose a mom, I made a wonderful choice.
And I thank the gods that let me grace your presence and let me be your daughter.

Love, Xan
It made my day. I think I'll pack this one up special.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

...wish her well on her next try.

Artie set up at a craft show on Sunday.It was the Jazz and Blues Festival here in Saratoga. There was good music and a steady stream of "Oh, how cool is that!" customers.
Art has been making bottle cap jewelry for a while. It's very fun stuff and the burning desire for extra cash is motivating her to get booth space in some small local shows.
Except for the wind,(we were weighted down very well and I was a bit concerned about the 10 or so other newbie tents that weren't) it was a beautiful afternoon to sit outside and sell one's wares.I think that the use of the Saratoga water bottles was a neat idea for displaying her bracelets and necklaces.She didn't make the gobs of money at this show that she wanted but she covered her expenses and proved to herself that she can get out there with her jewelry and face the public. Let's all think good Artie thoughts and wish her well on her next try.