20: What Has Been Lost. The recent freeze that destroyed much of the California citrus crop ... sigh, so much to say, global warming and related weather changes, the way people's livelihoods can be so intimately tied to our planet, all sorts of unintended consequences like food banks that relied on citrus donations for fresh fruit must now scramble elsewhere to serve people in need ...
On a happier note, saw some friends for Kathleen's birthday Saturday evening. Thank goodness for friends who understand when you are exhausted, just how much to include you and how much to let you simmer and slip in and out as well as you can.
21: Unintentionally Matching. Gloves from high school, hat from college, scarf finished just a couple days ago. I love how you can find new beautiful and surprising combinations just from the random heaps that get tossed down all over the place.
Also unintentionally matching, two gifts I unintentionally asked for. The purse from the ever-talented Rita ... I admired it and she offered it to me! Wow. It is so great and I really love it, and I can't believe she just up and gave it to me. I honestly didn't mean it as a hint.
The top from my aunt for Christmas. I guess I'd admired a similar top of hers a couple times, so she went and found me a similar one. Again, completely unintentional and I certainly wasn't meaning to hint at all.
I can't believe how well these go together. Its like they planned it out in advance.