I just reread my posts from last year. I had forgotten all about this blog. I didn't even know how to have your own Youtube account then.
This year I am having a German Christmas. I threw away all my Christmas stuff last year, and this year ended up buying hand blown ornaments from Germany, including a little tree. So I have beautiful glass pickles, garlic bulbs, potatoes carrots and turnips on the tree. Well, I have an apple, a quartered pear and quartered lemon, too. Oh, and a jug of cream, too. I love the turnip best.
And then there is that Saint Anthony engraving from last year. I could never get the frame fixed, and had thought it got thrown out when my sister was rushing me when we were moving and replacing furniture. I have had the frame hanging around, but recently found the engraving. It was in a wine box, with tools, etc., and fountain pens. I wanted to make it into a box for my pens, but couldn't get the brass corners on without a teeny drill. A year later the corners are on. And I have ink. And I may begin to sketch, and water color.
But most important is that I have been 'on point.' My sister found two pairs of MBT's, one a brown sandal, and the other a laced sport shoe. These special shoes enable me to move without falling. And with the weather cool I started walking and haven't stopped. And started going to the zoo as well. I can get in free. It feels so good to move freely, to have a 'cop magnet' car, to have Otis Redding in the CD player.
And then tonight to have seen a most amazing ballet, The San Francisco Ballet's: Little Mermaid. I must be speechless about it. It was on Great Performances, the finale to the Season. Saving the best for last. I had never read the story. And I still have my fairy tale book, complete with my scratches. Just like all kids, I had to have the same stories read over and over. The Little Mermaid is probably not even in there. My mind remembers the drawings. I have never been moved on so many levels by a ballet, and so still at the same time. Stunned. I must go read about it.
And to think, that all this goodness started from my first day driving in the Eclipse, and on arriving home seeing a spider doing a 'grand battlement' out of sight on the passenger's head rest. I made sure the insurance was paid, and ignored all the advice and 'freak outs' of those around me. I found socks, silk scarves, and leather gloves. I was not going to let that talented spider undo me, nor I her.