Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Colors of Beau Fleauve

One of my best Christmas presents was the "comic" (really a set of stories and impressions rendered in watercolor) by Charmaine Wheatley, whom I met at a party a few months ago. She was a total delight. (You can buy it at Talking Leaves in Buffalo, and probably Rust Belt Books.) I've been enjoying it for days, while wrapped in my crocheted shawl (thanks, Mom) and listening repeatedly to Pete Townshend's Gold (thanks, Postey).

I was also blessed with the visits of some old friends, and a lovely Solstice with my crew of Crows. Another highlight of the week was skating with Denise and Anne at the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda, possibly the best location for a girls night ever.

I am packed, the car is washed, plants watered, dog stuff packed up, directions printed, MetroCard in wallet--NYC, here we come!