1. i have met the loveliest people via flickr.
out of sheer generosity, marmys sent me the most gorgeous little purse (with piggies and umbrellas, oh my!) all the way from new zealand. i do adore that girl.
the purse is beautifully made, lined with a sunshiney denyse schmidt print. it's the perfect size for holding credit cards and such.
take a gander at more of marmy's work here and here. delightful.
2. my very first niece is almost here. (she is patiently waiting to arrive after her daddy's fantasy baseball draft. even in utero this little gal is quite thoughtful.)
3. last year at this time i was over yonder with all the funiculars:
...savoring chocolate and coveting other people's sleds with my mum and The Ununcle. 'twas mighty good times.
3b. this year, assuming all has gone well, i am currently in the blessed land of thermal baths. i'll be working a bit in an international school, and wandering the streets of the city, and meeting with missionaries and such.
4. well actually, there is no four as i am typing this before my flight and fear that if i do not end here i may very well not have time to shower, much to the dismay of my future seatmates. (past seatmates by the time this posts. if i missed the window of showering opportunity, i do hereby issue a formal apology.)
see y'all on the other side.