Monthly Archives: November 2009

Falling Slowly

Today, November 19th is the 2nd anniversary of my brother’s death. His body died on the 22nd but his spirit died today. It feels like so long ago now yet it hasn’t been long at all. I still can’t believe that he left me alone here. We are getting ready to have Thanksgiving at my parent’s house next week. I’m hoping that we’ll all make it through without too much sadness. I feel like we should set a place for Mike at the table – or is that morbid??

This song is a love song but the lyrics make me think of Mike and our lost opportunities. How I wish we still had time.

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You’ve made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along

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Fanny Doodle loves the Tooth Fairy but doesn’t like Santa Claus

I’m on those Fanny Doodles again. The other night at dinner I started talking to P about Fanny Doodles. It took her a while (and a bit of help from me) but she finally figured out the trick. I remember watching Zoom and really concentrating on why Fanny liked certain things but didn’t like others. It took me a really long time to get it. I guess I’m dense. I like that they didn’t come out and say what the logic was, you had to figure it out for yourself. Children’s TV is so different now.


The hats are now on ebay and etsy. I’ve sold two to total strangers and I’m trying to figure out ways to increase those sales. I inadvertantly purchased two etsy showcase spots for my panda dolls for next weekend. I hope that my $14 won’t be in vain. If anything someone will notice them and click through to see what else I may have. I’m making a custom hat for my coworker’s daughter and have several promised purchases from other friends. My parents are volunteering to do a craft fair out where they live in December for me. I’d better get cracking making them plenty of stuff for them to sell!! I don’t think that I’ll be doing the craft show with them. I feel a little guilty about it and then I really don’t. I’m going to trust them to do a good job and if they don’t I really haven’t lost anything anyway. I also sent a box of hats to my friend Mark to sell at his store in the East Village. Now that is exciting!! I can’t wait to see how they do. I’ll keep you posted.

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