As part of my renewed effort to keep the blog lively, I’ve been thinking about new regular features to add. Ages ago, Eileen came up with the theme “Friday Favorites,” but she only posted on it a couple of times. I thought this seemed like a good topic to revive; after all, I have many favorite things (not as many as, say, Oprah, but plenty) and I’m a sucker for an alliterative title. And the holiday season seems like a particularly good time to start, since it means I get to talk about my holiday faves.
I’ll start with my favorite Christmas ornament, which always hung front and center on the tree at my parents’ house. I picked it out myself when I was maybe four or five, when the best thing in the world was an angel made out of pink feathers. (Yes, feathers.) It’s super-cheezy — a plastic head on a paper cone with a layer of Bourbon Street boa-quality feathers — yet I have an absurd amount of sentimental attachment to it. It’s been glued back together more than once, but still manages to make an appearance every year.
My beloved ornament’s time, however, may be getting short. Earlier in the week, my mom sent me a picture from her tree this year, wherein my angel is more propped than hung. Another gluing may do the trick, but there might not be enough paper cone left. So sad.