Friday, March 30, 2007

Salty Sea Jewelry

Today I found myself singing aloud for the first time in I don't know HOW long....just a general overall happiness...

Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feeling groovy

Hello lamppost, what'cha knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doo-it in doo doo, feeling groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feeling groovy

I got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life I love you, all is groovy

I have to admit I couldn't remember all the lyrics, but it such a sunshiney contented song it just fit.

Got paid,

Ate, ooooh, your going to love is Pasqua (sp?) soon...Easter, the kids finish school today, I finish work for a week, there are lots of goodies around. Picture this...I ate 3 of these....a croissant, filled with a custard type cream, and then dipped, yes ladies and gentlemen, dipped in CHOCOLATE!!!!! MMMMMmmmmmmm

The ladies at work are all SO lovely, and so nice and funny and tolerant of my crappy language skills, just plain friendly, the kids are at a friends house playing, the sun is shining, the man is home, life is G.O.O.D. Good.

But this topped off my already very nice day....I got a package in the mail with BOOKS!!! and get this, drum roll please,

The most beautiful necklace I have ever seen. I have had three compliments already! And that is just people who know me well enough to say something to me....and this is not as complimentary a culture as N. America...I caught many people eyeing it while talking to me as was made for me by my dear friend who used to be a cruiser and will be again, and who, despite going through a rough time of her own, could think of me, and put together this wonderful package that has made me SO happy. Thank you.

I will now SHAMELESSLY plug her beautiful stuff. You will have to click this link to her company, Sea Salt Jewelry and the link goes to the very necklace that is hanging around my neck RIGHT now! Thank you thank you thank you my dear friend. If any of you ever want to get some truly lovely and unusual jewelry, she is such a wonderful person, so creative and makes such beautiful things...I have a link up permanently on my site....

I adore this necklace, because it is a thing of absolute beauty, because it was made by my dear friend, because I know how much fun it can be to wander on beaches and collect glass, and because it reminds me of the Bahamas, and my sailing life. If you get to some of the beaches that are further out, there is an extensive wrack line filled with goodness knows what...ropes from nets, sea glass, sea beans, old shoes, fisherman's floats, garbage, and things that are lovely as well. This necklace looks, like a particularily stunning bit of the wrack line. Even the man, not the most effusive of individuals, upon seeing the necklace, and before knowing who it came from, said..."It looks like a beach." He is so right.

So, all around a fantastic day. I may go to the beach tomorrow with the girls to get more glass for her, we've had an onshore breeze for the last few days, and there should be good pickings....I've got almost enough for another package. Hey, if you buy something from her, you may even get some glass collected by yours truly!

Well, it may make for a less exciting blog, but it has been an absolutely wonderful day.


Beth said...

Just reading this post has put a smile on my face.
Apparently, happiness is contagious - even via a blog.
So glad you're having (had?) a wonderful day.

oreneta said...

Well Beth, my lone and loyal commenter, I am glad my post made you smile. I certainly had a lovely day.

Joanne Vive la Fr said...

one of the most exciting blogs! Love to hear you so happy :-)))