Much to blog about today. We'll start with my cat Lucy. I asked Blair to wake me up at 5am today so I had time to get up and eat a bit of food before going to yoga at 6. He woke me up at 5 and went downstairs to shower. I threw myself back under the pillows and decided I'd just do a yoga tape later today around 10. But then...
"Mrow. Mow. Mow-mow-meow-rowr."
"Hush," I said from under the covers. "Mommy is sleeping in."
"Oh my God," I said, sitting up and throwing the covers. "WHAT?"
The "what" was that she wanted some attention. So I got up and combed a purring cat for 10 minutes AND made it to yoga on time. I told my yoga instructor she owes my cat some niblets for that one.
Now let's backtrack to last night's beading party. SUCH fun. Melody is the most patient of instructors and people had a ball walking around and looking at her work and creating their own. Two creations really stood out. Maggie and Stevii both made these intricate, multi-bead necklaces that were astonishing to behold. Really beautiful.
I made a long necklace--twice. I was halfway complete and lifted it to look at it and dropped one of the ends. I'll be vacuuming up beads for months, I'm sure. But I'm wearing it now as I type this and I love it.
The most fun for me was seeing how everyone meshed together. It was an eclectic group of women from different areas of my life--some writers, some neighbors, some former co-workers, some young women. Everyone got along splendidly and if noise level is any indication of a party's success, this party rocked.
I would host another beading party for Melody in a heartbeat. It really is fun to have your hands busy with a task but be sharing with others, and having a necklace as a takeaway for the night is a great thing. Everyone more than got their money's worth.