Behold My Teacup.
November 19, 2014
So once a year I get myself a new teacup (or Andrew gets me one after I beg) from Anthropologie, and here's this year's cup! It has a honeybee inside it! Which is super duper fun because my name, Melissa, means 'honeybee' in Greek, did any of you know that? 'Tis true.
I had other pix of the cup, showing the whole thing, but I didn't like them so well so I threw them away. Now I'm sad I did that because I want to show you more of my cup.
Julia told me this morning that she began reading 'Island of the Blue Dolphins' at school, which really blew my mind, because I don't think I read that until the 5th or 6th grade, and she LOVES it. (I recall that book being really sad and boring, but I wasn't so into books that didn't have some kind of magical element involved. I'm still pretty much that way.)
I looked it up online because we were trying to figure out how old the girl is, in the book, and she's 12 at the outset and 30 at the end. (it's pretty sad what actually happens to her, you can read about it here.)
I'm reading 'Emily of New Moon' and I can't say more about it right now, because we need to have a much longer conversation about it and I have many things to say and I want to take a picture of it.
Also - this week on Friday Cool Stuff list - CHRISTMAS books are coming. Yes. Other blogs already have their gift guides up! So it's ok for me to launch into Christmas mode, it really is.