Thank you all for sharing your childhood dreams with me - I absolutely loved reading about them. Professional food taster? What a gig! My brother told me he wanted to be Jason, the red Power Ranger...he had the gloves. I will tell you about M sometime, its a good story.
Its 50 degrees here, its 19 degrees at home. I know this because I spend 36 total car hours finding out for myself. It was lovely...not the driving. But before I left on my quarter-country road trip, I made a few new gifts for The Traveling Cabinet Shop.
Going home was wonderfully healing; I found my Minnesota myself again. M and I spent three lovely days together exploring Stillwater (I would be lying if I said he doesn't spoils me) and laughing with his family - he even made omelets for my family brunch. One afternoon we ran through the wind to the cavernous shelter of the St. Paul Cathedral - a place we both love very much. Though I'm not Catholic, I have a deep desire to light a candle in one of the alcoves and pray. Just pray.
I've been trying to come up with some Christmas gifts for my brothers - there are four of them and I don't feel like adding to their gaming habits. Knowing me the obvious alternative is handmade - Here are some options:
.... hmmm, its either that or candy
Oh! and I must tell you I did something fun but a bit silly - I ordered an embroidery craft book...in French. I don't read French. You understand my predicament. I'm being a bit dramatic - Google is my friend.