tinsel tree Originally uploaded by dressform.
the old man is snoring. we are huddled by the fire.
hubby came home early the other night from work and said - let's go buy a tree... so we busted out all the amazing vintage ornaments that we got from MM as a gift [oh yes it was a SCORE] and now it actually does feel a bit more like the holidays in our house.
above is the little tinsel tree that i put all my favorite ornaments on. i love this little tree. and i love the little cardboard village [yes, part of that score]. i'm going to add more holiday decor to my flickr set as the days go by. if i do the whole shabang at once it would be overwhelming.
tomorrow is shopping day. even though i really do hate the consumerist nature of this time of year, i can't help but get sucked in to wanting some things. the problem is i keep wanting things that are rather "big ticket" items in price. someone should start a website where everyone you know can contribute to some object of your desire... $5 here... $5 there.... wouldn't that be good?
wanna see what i'm coveting??
which i saw here [after dropping off abby-shirts across the street]. there are 2 sizes the carry-on and the check... anke told me all about this bag first. and we both lusted after it... and then i SAW it in person. yeah. that pitter patter absolute desire and wanting feeling. yup. you know the one.
now. i LOVE my cannon S70 camera - it has lots of manual settings and takes great photos. but i've been thinking about experimenting more w/ photography and with some different lenses and... well then you need an SLR.... so the above is the most reasonable "base" model. and i did find it for $586 here but i can't justify it. i don't need it. i'm not a photographer really - and so... it stays on the wish list.... maybe if i sell a bunch of art [ha ha] i can start a D50 fund.
i did start a amazon wish list a while back...
but why is this all about me? i need to be getting gifts and spreading good will and cheer to OTHERS!!
here's something i've been chewing on. someone said the other day that we all need to learn to be indifferent to wickedness. so i've been trying to figure out how exactly to do that. you may first want to dislike or hate or get revenge upon wickedness, but really that doesn't help you does it? you can't ignore the wicked - because then it might get bigger and worse and really impede you. nor do you want to make friends with wickedness.... because then you'd be wicked too [not a good time to join em if you can't beat em]. indifference, though.... doesn't rule out acknowledgement, doesn't lead to stressful gut wrenching reactions.... this i like. the trick is actually mastering this, yes? hello wicked. yes, you are there and oh yes you may have really hurt my feelings or said some unabashedly awful things, but really i don't care. in fact i more than don't care - i'm INDIFFERENT. so go back to the wicked cave you came from and go bother someone else. [start whistling here]
sorry for the extended post,but since i haven't been posting, i figure a you'll forgive a bit of length? FYI - i got my syllabi in to be xeroxed [big phew]. i am up to date with clients and hopefully none feel neglected... almost all holiday cards are out in the world... and.....
i'm working on my wall piece for the show in Jan.... the wall is prepped and cleaned and i've actually started a bit... but not ready to show that yet....
happy saturday all! [and if you want good reading... there are more "why we blog"s out there]. AND - i almost forgot. tonka would like you to know that he is on his way to internet stardom. retro-pet has put him on their home page. it's all going to his head of course!