I love magnolias, even in their bud form. They are natures eternal optimists, wearing their showy velvet coat. Yes, one late April snow could take all their flowers away. But, most of the time they make it through just fine. And, make me think every cold winter day that something big is just around the corner.
So, how is the new year treating all of you?
I am feeling hopeful about 2009, and all the good things I expect it to bring.
I have made only two resolutions this year.
1. drink more water.
2. show my daughter the place she was named after.
Both of these will require a lot of effort. I bought a few of these to help me with the first. (They also help with my dislike for all things plastic.)
And, N.J. turned the change in her bank into $40... so we are off to a slow, but definite start towards our saving for airplane tickets goals.
If you need are like me and don't have a 2009 calendar yet...
there are still some in my shop and on my website. I had to stop printing them myself this week, as new projects have come up, and they took up a huge amount of time But, the new batch is lovely too, and on sale!
Posted by Alicia at 2:45 PM