Knowing I'm very busy getting ready to leave on Thursday to teach in Austin, Tom brought home Chinese food last night for dinner. I thought that the "fortunes" in my cookies were quite interesting and relative.
The first one read, "Focus on the color purple this week to bring you luck." I usually am not a "purple-person", but my newest teaching piece with all the grapes and dupioni silk lining does indeed have lots of purple on it. Will that project bring me luck? (Thank you to everyone who left comments or emailed me about the project.)
The second fortune read, "An unexpected event will soon make your life more exciting." At first I thought, something great must be going to happen while I'm in Austin teaching. Oh goody! Then this morning, I thought...something exciting??? The fortune doesn't say if it will be something good or something bad. Please hope it is something good and that the trip to Austin goes smoothly. Air travel continues to get more and more challenging.
Please don't think that I'm obsessed and really believe in the "fortunes" stuffed inside the cookies...I just get a kick out of them.
When our son was little, I would make up "fortunes" for him. I called it "reading between the lines". I would make up things like "little boys who listen to their mothers are very fine indeed" or "he who drinks all his milk will be very strong". Stephen enjoyed my versions so much that after reading what was really written on the little paper, he would ask me to "read between the lines". Ah...memories!
My teaching suitcase is packed and ready to go, and once again my Call of the Sea model is in a plastic bag so that the airline security people can clearly see the fish bodkins without having to handle my embroidery. (Remember my posting from June 25, 2009?)
After Austin, I'm looking forward to spending a few days in San Antonio and seeing some old friends. I checked the weather down there, and it's supposed to "cool off"--the high temperatures will be in the mid 90's and not in the 100's!