Have you started your Christmas list yet? Remember when you were a kid and the Penneys and Wards and Sears catalogs came in the mail and you eagerly marked the things you wanted? Our poor catalogs were dog-eared and worn long before Christmas came!
I have a confession.
You might be surprised but I browse the internet. Alot. In between my charitable acts, librarian-ing, hostessing and being a Proverbs 31 woman.....
So anyway, kidding aside, I have found something I REALLY want for Christmas. Now if you are buying me a present. remember it is several months before Christmas and I might change my mind before then.
Have you ever read Uncle Wiggily Stories? (no, this is not an ADD post, it does all come together in the end!) Uncle Wiggily is a gentleman rabbit who suffers from Rheumatism and everywhere he goes, he uses his candy-striped walking cane. I know you're dying to read these stories for your self so here is a link at Project Gutenburg with full text. Go read them here!
One of my favorite stories is when Uncle Wiggily has to go out in the dark and rain for some reason--I believe it was to find his niece or nephew who were lost. And what do you think Uncle Wiggily carried to find his way in the storm????
A jar of fireflies.
How cool is that?
I always wanted a jar of fireflies to light my way! I always wanted to go walking at night in the dark, in the rain, looking for a a lost person using a jar of fireflies as a lamp.
Well, not really. I mean, sure, I'd love to be a hero and all, but if I were walking at night in the rain, I might be struck by lightning and I'd definitely get wet and my shoes would be muddy, and I'm betting that no one around here is hiding in a hollow tree like they did in the Uncle Wiggily books. But I was thinking that if I did have to do that--be a hero-- since I usually don't even know where a flashlight is or if it has batteries, surely a jar of fireflies would be a much better solution!
So, what do you think I found while traveling the world via my laptop????
A jar of fireflies for sale!
Uncle Wiggily Stories
By the way Mom, I schedule these posts--I'm really not staying up this late!