I am out-of-my-mind-excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been anxiously awaiting my bead soup from my bead soup partner, Alison of BeadsbyEarthTones. When I received my partner information I was thrilled to be paired with Alison. While her beads aren't in the style of what I normally use, I looked on her site and was so excited to see all the beautiful beads she creates!
The reason I was anxious is because tomorrow we are leaving for vacation for 8 days and the thought of my bead soup waiting for me at the post office while I was away was making me crazy! AND, I really wanted to play with my soup while relaxing this coming week.
So this morning, before Jackson and I left the house to run some errands, I said to him, "Can you please use your lucky ear and make my beads come today!?" A bit of a juvenile request, I admit.
What about this lucky ear, you ask?? Well, pardon me while I digress:
Jackson was born with a crimp on the top of his right ear. From the beginning I loved that little crimp, though I feared it might some day be the catalyst for name calling and poking fun at. And while those fears have come to fruition as he has gotten older, from an early age I explained to him that it was his lucky ear. This idea wasn't mine. Ten years ago, I was once waiting at the bus stop in D.C. when a woman approached me and said "DIOS MIO! Mira! La oreja!" while pointing at his ear. I looked at her quizzically, and she added "Ear, he will have lucky life!" And then she continued wandering down the street.
(Jackson, circa June 2005)
And so the idea was born to help him cope with this small deformity. Pediatricians often asked if I wanted a plastic surgery consult, but I really always liked that special part of him. When he was old enough to understand his ear was different from others' ears, I just went with the "It's Your Lucky Ear" explanation.
In recent years kids have become crueler about it. And now I'm the one asking if he wants to start looking into plastic surgery for it. But he refuses. I'm glad because I don't want him to feel like it's anything to be ashamed of. And because he really believes it's lucky.
I am happy to report the beads were in the mailbox when we returned this morning!!!!
So without further ado - here is MY BEAD SOUP!!!!
How deliciously gorgeous is this soup!?!?! I LOVE IT!
This focal is awesome:
While I would have been happy with any of the beads from Alison's collection, I had been secretly drooling over items in her Organics collection! Lucky ear? Intuitive bead soup parnter? Either way I'm happy!
THANK YOU ALISON! I am thrilled and I have about a million ideas on what I want to do with this scrumptious soup.
Hats off to our Bead Soup Blog Party host, Lori Anderson as well, who works so hard at making this a fun event for everyone!