Tis the season for sparkle.
I had plans to make with the festive, really... I intended to break out my sparkle and wow you with a big "Ta Da!" I have to wonder now, if my best intentions were truly my best. Perhaps they were merely good intentions; possibly even average, oh dear. I know for certain that I meant well.
Things simply ran amok, wrenches were thrown into the works, cold weather and cricks in the neck; the death of a gold fish and gas leaks at the school; impending guests that I was unaware of until my husband said "Oh, by the way..."; the dawning of understanding that two weeks from today I will be turning 41 and am feeling painfully human; it has all wrecked havoc. Not to mention, the walls are all the wrong color. To the point... the big "Ta Da," turned into a big "Ta Don't," and "quick hide it away before anyone sees!"
...and now that I have peaked your curiosity...I am going to shamelessly change the subject and bring you the saga of Troublesome Dutch Girl and the Lumberjack.
Whilst readying my mantle for some sparkle, I discovered a drama taking place.
The Lumberjack has taken notice of the Troublesome Dutch Girl, finds her irresistible and waves a greeting.
He tries to entice her with a ride in his giant pineapple boat.
She is not impressed and walks away.
Broken hearted, the Lumberjack wallows in his own misery.
I could have told him that it would not end well.
I'm off (oh yes that is obvious), I am going in search of my sparkle and I will keep you posted.