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Weeks 4 and 5 gifts - post LONG overdue [Aug. 7th, 2008|05:12 pm]
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Clarion draws to a close this weekend, but not without further signs of weaselly love bestowed upon me. Neither gift was late; instead, *I* was indolent when it came to posting about the gifts. I can blame part of that on the fastidious disdain my computer bestowed upon my Blackberry for a while, but all is working once again.

Week 4 was a perfectly-timed gift of chocolates from Polidori chocolates.

A dark chocolate fruit-and-nut barque, and amazing milk chocolate turtles, all special ordered and hand-dipped. They were delicious!

It's embarrassing to admit, but when my sister was coming over I hid them so I wouldn't have to share.

Monday of Week 5 began without a package, but I figured it could be a day late. In the evening I went to bec76's house for some belly dancing. As I came through the door, she threw her hands in the air and yelled, "Surprise! I'm Week 5!"

To which I just stared in confusion. I was caught completely off guard. Then I realized: Becky is the one who hennaed Ferrett's hand (along with many other gorgeous designs that night) before he left for Clarion. I had wanted henna, but the evening got too late. Now I was going to get it!

I sat down with pages of design suggestions and tried to decide what I wanted. I finally chose a traditional Indian frame piece, but asked Becky if she could possibly fill it with a totemic Raven. Fortunately, she is a cultural anthropologist, so we quickly found a design that pleased me. Then she went to work on my left forearm:

I absolutely love the design, and here, a week and a half later, it is still in lovely shape.

Thank you both for the lovely work!

[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2008-08-07 10:02 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2008-08-07 10:13 pm (UTC)
Those gifts are stunning.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2008-08-07 10:44 pm (UTC)
I saw a segment on TV about those sort of tattoos. I think it's also neat how you can have a neat design on your skin for a while but it's not forever, which is the main reason why I'd never get a permanent tattoo.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-07 11:08 pm (UTC)
I could get addicted to them - they are lovely and temporary
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From: wildcelticrose
2008-08-07 11:14 pm (UTC)
You are officially exempt from sharing when the chocolates are "mushy I love and miss you chocolates" from a loved one who is away.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-08 12:24 am (UTC)
That was my line of thinking!
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[User Picture]From: bec76
2008-08-08 01:23 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! And it came up lovely - you've done an excellent job keeping it nice and bright. I'm very pleased to help Ferret express his love for you, and I had fun doing it. You're a fabulous mehndi victim; you picked a lovely design, I got to stretch my research muscles, and you stayed very, very still through application. Yay again. and dare I say it, hurrah! as well.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-08 01:46 am (UTC)
It was a very comfy chair - I sort of floated along somewhere not quite asleep through most of it! Thank you again for creating something so beautiful for me.

I oil it every day, but am careful to keep soaps and lotions away from it, and I think that is really helping keep it intact.
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[User Picture]From: areawoman
2008-08-08 03:11 am (UTC)
What a fabulous husband you have! And the henna is gorgeous.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-08 01:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really do have the most wonderful of hubbies. And I get him back tomorrow!!!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2008-08-08 12:58 pm (UTC)
You're a lucky, lucky woman; to be so loved and have a husband who goes to such lengths to show it!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-08 01:11 pm (UTC)
Believe me, I know that I am.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2008-08-09 01:47 am (UTC)
I envy you like whoah! But in a good way, I don't begrudge you any of it. <3
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