It’s still ridiculously cold outside. Painfully cold. But I did manage to be fairly productive today, thankfully. I organized the apartment a bit and it feels much less cluttered now, which is always a lovely feeling.
This is SO overdue, but I finally managed to take a photo of the lovely “M” pendant that my dear friend Laura sent me as a gift. It’s adorable & it has Shatner on the reverse! Oh, yes!:
I love it! & Go check out her shop. It’s full of good stuff.
& Also, my friend E.J. sent me this beautiful painting as a wonderful present:
(It’s from this Ebay shop.) So pretty!
& Here’s a lovely owl badge that I ordered from Missy’s shop:
She has amazing things for sale & is such a talented lady.
& I’m terribly excited for Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell:
928 pages of correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell? Yes, please! Their relationship is fascinating. I hope to get the book for Christmas.
One of my favorite lines of Lowell’s is from his poem, “History”:
“O there’s a terrifying innocence in my face
drenched with the silver salvage of the mornfrost.”
His work is so incisive, sad, beautiful, cutting. Just wonderful.
My toes are freezing. I’m sleeping at all the wrong hours, mostly just because the bed is the warmest place to be. The stairs up to my apartment are treacherously icy. My porch light is currently dead because the bulb froze and exploded. I need to get groceries, but I’ve been too lazy. I have yet to buy a Christmas present for anyone. I need to vacuum this place.
I feel rather behind on everything.
But hopefully everything will be okay.