...already! I can't believe that seven months of this year have come and gone. What is even harder to believe is that I will turn 39 on the 17th of this month. It sounds a lot older than it feels, really. I'm not sad about it; I like having lived long enough to know that every problem or crisis is not the end of the world. There is comfort in knowing that, so far, life goes on. And I like my gray hair, I've earned each and every one.
It has been suggested (thanks, Sharon!) that since Chad put a birthday gift list on his blog, that I put one on mine. I honestly need nothing, but I do have some "wants". So here goes:
I would like world peace.
I would like every person in the world to have clean water and enough food.
I would like a sufficient presidential candidate to vote for this fall, because I'm not wild about either of our choices. (See my profile before you comment on that, please.)
And I would like my attic finished out to make a gigantic sewing and storage room.
Since none of that is likely to happen by August 17, here's my plan B list:
These stitch markers from Beadmarkers (or maybe these)
This turquoise ring from TinyShinyTreasures
This bee pin from Apache Moon
This vintage sewing box from RobinsOC
Yes, my whole list is from Etsy. And if you choose to take a look, don't stop there; look around and find something unique for yourself made by some phenomenal person. Etsy is a great community of which I am happy to be a part. There are stay-at-home moms like me, retirees, people with hobbies, but all artists. And I think when you make a purchase to support an artist, you make the world a more beautiful place because you enable that artist to make something new.
And bear in mind that this list is for my family. If you are a friend, or a friend I have yet to meet, your gift to me is that you stop by this blog from time to time and read what I have to say. I am truly bewildered that anyone would. Thank you - you consistently make my day!