I mentioned that I was considering taking a trip to the Río Celeste or even the Osa Peninsula weekend; but it looks like I’ve gouged out a good portion of my left cornea and will instead be nursing that back to health (somehow..?). I can’t wear my contacts like this anyway, so I’d miss out on all the natural beauty even if I did suck it up and go.
To add insult to injury, if you’ll forgive me for saying so, it looks like I also have Top-Secret plans for next weekend too, which I’ll share with you once they’re over. Since my only other remaining weekend is my friend Esmeralda’s wedding, I may have to postpone my Osa trip to my last couple of days here – or cancel it all together if I’m expected to work half a week before my Wednesday flight.
I digress. This weekend is Black Friday etc., which means a Saturday Spotlight on gifts might seem most appropriate. However, that’s an area I’m reluctant to get into since gifts are so personal, and I only tend to offer a handful of links in these things so I think I’ll leave that to the many other blogs out there which are already coming up with tons of great ideas. There’s a lot of stuff on these lists which I, for one, would love to receive (hint hint).
For now I’m going to stick with cards. I love the idea of sending out a batch of handmade cards to my loved ones, and I have some lovely warm childhood memories of sitting by the fire with my mum, whipping them up construction-line style to get them sent out in time. (We did do that, right Mum? This sounds like the sort of memory I may have invented).
So while I sit at home in a darkened room all weekend, weeping quietly and then weeping more from the pain caused by the first weeping; I invite you to peruse my collection of Christmas card tutorials and ideas, and encourage you to send out at least a few cards that have known the caring touch of your own deft hands.
Send them to your mum and dad. Send them to your grandparents. Pick a random address from the phone book and send one to a stranger. They say ’tis the season for a reason, you know.
That’ll be me for the day then. I hope I’ll manage to make a few cards once I get back to Scotland; if not, Grant and I will definitely have our hands tied with ornaments and gingerbread houses instead. In the meantime, I’ll be working (as ever) on bringing this blog up to date; and on preparing to come home!
Happy shopping this weekend, and warm Christmassy wishes to you all!