My heart is a hard lump at my throat. I have just received the most delicious goodies from the gift fairy. First, a collection of adorable knick-knacks from Caren at kdottie designs: pink napkins to wipe pink smiles, a baa-baa to add to my collection of rescued sheep, a dainty pink hook to hang my hat, and a gorgeous keyhole that, when unlocked, will lead to someplace mysterious and magical.
And then -- ohhhh, and THEN! I unwrapped layer after layer to reveal the most beautiful treasure! My very first Moleskine, embellished with incredible pen and ink illustrations by Ces, my darling sister-friend with a heart of gold. I was literally floored by her beautiful, astonishing artwork. I don't want to mar it with my doodles, but I promised I would use it. Perhaps, with Ces's permission, I will give you a peek at the drawings over the course of time.
Thank you, Caren and Ces! My cup has runneth over and now sits at the bottom of a sea of happy tears. Dang, somebody throw me a life preserver.
We are approaching our final five weeks here in Tokyo, and I find myself mentally cataloging all the things I will miss about this wonderful country. One thing, surely, will be the sight of little Japanese schoolchildren on their way to school or on field trips in their adorable uniforms. The sight of brightly colored hats bobbing up and down in a wobbly line like a parade never fails to hypnotize me with delight.
This is Bo. No wonder her sheep keep running away.
I went to the rodeo once in Cody, Wyoming. What an experience! Thrilling and nail-biting exciting and painful to watch all at the same time. Little boys as young as eight or so even competed on bucking sheep. Yikes!
The girl in the taco plant was beginning to reek, so I decided to give you a change of scenery while I clean up the mess. These are a few photos of Roppongi Hills during a recent outdoor art exhibit. Actually, the only thing on exhibit when I went was that giant metal space baby.