Good morning! It’s Sunday morning and there is a bit of snow on the ground that will need to be shoveled. Thankfully, just a little – less than one inch – though we might have a bit more tonight. It’s a gray day, at least so far. I have several projects in the works and the challenge of the day will be deciding just where I should concentrate my energies.
I don’t care about the Super Bowl.
There, I’ve said it. Do not care. I’m not even sure who’s playing. And, frankly, I think football needs to be re-assessed. Our increasing knowledge of chronic head injuries and the dire toll they can take on players should be a wake up call. Junior Seau was the quarterback when I was living in San Diego. This man who was normally happy and full of good cheer took his life recently. And the examination of his brain confirmed that he suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that is linked to chronic head injuries. When the NIH autopsied the brains of 34 former players, they discovered that 33 of them suffered from CTE.
Food for thought.
On to something cheerier.
My friend Linda who blogs at A La Carte, knows that I have started a collection of miniature pottery. She sent me a lovely present that arrived in yesterday’s mail:
Oh. My. Goodness. Three beautiful pieces of pottery! Aren’t they lovely? And a heart!
Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! (as Gilbert and Sullivan would say.)
I am entranced.
I’ve added them to my shadow box shelf. I love the pop of color that the yellow and peach pieces bring to my display.
How can I not smile when I sit here in my blogging chair, pause in my typing, look up and see this?
I can’t. I’m smiling.
Thank you, Linda, from the bottom of my heart.
In other news, the earrings are flying out the door! I have a lot of wrapping and packaging to do in the next 2 days. Thank you so much! If you are interested in a pair, I would suggest you think about buying a pair sooner rather than later. Some colors are almost gone. Meredith is thrilled, by the way.