Is your house suddenly feeling bare? Sometimes that feels great, like cleaning up after a big party. Sometimes, for me at least, bare comes with a whiff of sadness that the whole exciting shebang is over until Advent 2014 rolls around.
I've put away everything except this:
The photo doesn't do it justice.
This sparkly bauble is a block of frosted bathroom glass filled with twinkle lights and covered in a bow. My friends Laurie and Anna made this for me a few years ago, and I love it. I'm not an especially glitzy person, so this adds a bit of needed pizzazz.
Grace, peace, and healing to you and yours, Anna and Laurie. I think of you as I pass this.