thank you for all of your embroidery compliments! above is one of my first attempts at a bird and while she is totally wonky, i kind of like her. she will soon be appearing in a collage...i think.
speaking of firsts, i have been thinking lately about how appreciating all of the little firsts i experience each day really adds to my overall happiness. recognizing that there are things i do each day that i´ve never ever done before makes me feel like i am really living my life. do you know what i mean?
for example, yesterday i ate my first ant (accidentally, of course) while trying guaba (a pod-like fruit with giant seeds covered in white deliciousness), also for the first time.
i also was put in charge of decorating the christmas tree at the center where i work, making it the first time i´ve ever lead ornament making. (photos of these will follow later on.)
and today is the first time i am wearing the earrings paula gave me. love them! (i know they are hard to see but i refuse to post a closer-up of my face. sorry!)
little firsts combined with the comfort of routine (e.g. eating at the same chinese restaurant with jordan every sunday) = a happy risa. :)