Today is also called ‘Dr. Seuss Day’. These books are mandatory reading for pre-readers and early readers, it seems.
My favorite titles are ‘Go, Dog, Go’ and ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’–
I don’t know why these books are my faves–
I love dogs and loved climbing trees when I was younger, so maybe that explains my first choice.
I’m big on motivation and taking chances, so I love the message in ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’. “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
Wait, I think this stream of consciousness has answered my question.
When Guinness the Therapy Dog and I go to play with the at-risk kids at the domestic violence transition shelter, we always read at least one book. Last week, we read a book about a dog with no tail who had a pretend tail attached by a button.
My first question was: how was the button attached to his butt??? My second question was: why did the tailor (get it!) make the tail so long???
The poor dog already had self-image problems and now he has a tail that vies the length of ribbon used by Olympic rhythmic gymnasts.
In the end, the dog and his friends decide it’s better to be yourself than to rely on a fake tail. That’s a good message for the kids and the wordplay by author Kate Feiffer is fantastic.
I love how kooky it is. Some folks don’t like how the eyes follow you as you move about the yard.
The wings flap and there’s a place to put a tea light inside so it will illuminate at night. I haven’t tried it but I wonder how hot the metal will be and if the paint will start to peel off when it is heated.
I think it’s time for an experiment!
Enjoy your garden (and don’t forget to make a lovely place for the fairies!) Sonja
When I write, which is every day, I sit at the dining room table. That way I’m near my dogs, my movies, and my candles.
I have a candle in a frosted glass holder exactly like the one in the photo. I keep it lit while I’m sitting there and working. I also have a teapot warmer that keeps my tea hot. It was purchased in Germany and heats the tea using a tea light. I have tapers on the breakfast bar in a holder that used to be my grandmother’s and tea lights on the window sill.
Can you tell that I love candles?
I buy tea lights by the bushel and scour sales for larger candles. I’ve been lucky enough to buy large bags filled with candles from estate sales. Those have lasted for weeks!
What do you use to make your workspace warm and comforting? Sonja