"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Advent: December 21

This little set came all the way from Australia, from our exchange student, Monica, and her family, the Christmas after she had stayed with us.  That was in 2000, I think.  She has since married and, just last year, had a darling baby girl.  We still keep in touch and would one day love to go visit her and her large family in Australia.  So, anyway, this set is really cute.  The ceramic figures all have this glorious curly hair and fantastic detail in their clothes and "accessories."  The facial expressions, even on the animals, are great.  And I really like the backdrop.

Last night we went to House of Blues downtown and watched DS play bass in the band he performs with, and also saw 3 other groups.  They were all very good. At first, I didn't really want to go...only because it was a dark, blustery, rainy, cold night that screamed the word COZY at me...but I went anyway because watching him play is one of my very favorite things in the whole world to do...and it was really fun!  I always enjoy myself so much at his shows.  His friends and band mates are so sweet and friendly to us and always seem genuinely happy to see us.  So, I'm very glad I went.  I did so need to get out of this house... 

Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Refrigerator arrived yesterday around 2 pm.  IT.IS.AWE.SOME!!!!!!! And we have ICE!!!!!  Simple pleasures, right?

Did anyone get to see any of the eclipse or the meteors??  The last time this happened, a lunar eclipse and the winter solstice coinciding, was in 1638.  Yikes!  From AOL news:

"Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory inspected a list of eclipses going back 2000 years for NASA.

'Since Year 1, I can only find one previous instance of an eclipse matching the same calendar date as the solstice, and that is 1638 DEC 21, Chester said, according to NASA. 'Fortunately we won't have to wait 372 years for the next one ... that will be on 2094 DEC 21.'"

Cool, huh?  Unfortunately, here in SoCA we are having the aforementioned weather so there was no eclipse or meteor shower watching for us...darn it...

Well, shopping with DS today...that will be fun =-)

Enjoy your Tuesday, peeps.

XO, D.

1 comment:

jenclair said...

Fee took the measurements for our new refrigerator this morning. It has to fit right into the space available. It is our gift to each other! :)