For those of you who read my little birthday adventure at the butterfly pavilion, here was its intended audience. This picture was taken by my sister-in-law during our nephew Harrison's thank-you call to M. and I. After thanking us very kindly for "the story", he informed us in no uncertain terms that he is going to go to the "ant place" with us on his next visit, and that next times he comes to see us he will stay for "one million one hundred and forty-one days!"
At the moment this photo was snapped, he and his little sister were in the process of chorusing "I love you!!" to us through the phone.
Worth every minute, I tell you!
And on a totally different subject, this is my best "happy place" right now: our bed with its new sheets. It's difficult to see the pattern in this picture but to me it looks like the Mehndi henna painting that is traditionally used to decorate brides in India and other South Asian countries. I love the henna color and the pattern, and what it does to the light in our bedroom (the walls are twilight blue and I like the play of warm and cool together). My bedtime reading at the moment is
The other thing that is making our bedroom a happy place right now is our recently-acquired Chumby alarm clock...the single most amazing invention since the astrolabe. If you don't know what a Chumby is, I highly recommend you check it out (I say alarm clock, and it is...but it is so, oh so much more!). Maybe we're easily entertained (or maybe it's that we don't have TV), but it has changed our world for the better!