Monday, February 11, 2008

Kaffe Fassett...

As is so often the case, today there was the most beautiful post on All Things Bright & Beautiful. I fell immediately and madly in love with these paintings by Kaffe Fassett.

Happy Birthday!

It's my sister's birthday this week! Happy Birthday Boo!
And, it's C's birthday this week... and you know what... I bought him this really fun present and I hid it really well... and now I can't find it anywhere. We've turned the house upside-down, little c and I, and it's just nowhere to be found. Dang. So, I guess we'll present it when we find it.
But, I know he'll like this PB Heart!
Happy Birthday C! You are my handsome prince more than ever! We love you!

Whitethorn Woods...

Ireland has a similar culture to Mexico in that their pagan history and their Catholic religion can get all mixed up together. In the Whitethorn woods is a well that is held sacred by many of the towns people. They walk there to pray and to leave small petitions on paper for St. Anne so that she will grant their wishes.
The book is a collection of short stories, many of them about the people who come to pray at the well, but some just about the people who live in the town.
My favorite is about a girl who plans an office weekend getaway, but then is not included in the group. She is terribly hurt, but she learns a lot about who she is and how she appears to others and how to reach outside herself and make those around her happy.
This book is available on tape at the library, but the readers are only so-so... so you can just read this one if you like. :)