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.