Though it's already the week of beasts we have only just hung up our front door's wreath with care and still have yet to make our trek up Grouse Mountain to seek out the perfect Charlie Brownish Christmas tree to adorn. I was pretty keen on making another felted rainbow of balls wreath like we did last year but Edie broke it to me gently that she didn't care for that wreath much.
See the distaste in her face from last year? So I bestowed upon her the title of wreath maker this year and in the end I don't think I ever seen her little face beam so hard from pride as when she finished this project.
I only helped out with the getting started bit; setting the wire frame with three rings interlacing each other, showed her how to weave the boughs through the gaps and let her in on where Mama keeps her secret stash of special ribbons. And then she was on her way while I skedaddled back on the couch to eat bonbons and continue celebrating the week of stones by reading a few more chapters from the new Keith Richards autobiography.
The second plant related story I wanted to share from the week stems (ha, ha) from a mishap earlier in the week. Edie was picking up her cross country ski shoes warming by the fire and in her haste burned her cute, still baby chubby little fingers on the wood stove. Ai, yi, yi – it looked nasty and I panicked because that’s the way I roll in moments of crisis. Mind you I was in a delicate condition at the time; minor life stuff that piles up until one of those full on ugly cries are called for and then all is well again. All I have to say is thank Sweet Baby Jesus for girlfriends (and Craig too of course).
A new friend I have recently connected with came over with an aloe plant because we still don’t have any plants in our home due to my subconcious fear of slowly killing them off. And here it sits on the window sill, feeding Edie’s wounds with its miracle goop. Don’t you love the beauty of the healing power of nature and generous mamas? So, lesson learned: keep an aloe plant in the house! And tell your girlfriends you love them today. Better yet, celebrate this week of beasts, and be a saucy one yourself ,and sneak out for a glass of wine or dessert or a knit session, or all three, with a handful of your lovely lady friends. That's what I'm up to tonight anyway- rawr!