This will not be a cruise recap, but first let me say thank you - again - to all of you on Facebook for the help last week. With John sick and me panicking, there was no WAY I'd have made it to our family's vacation without your flood of encouragement and advice. Even John had given up, decreeing we were staying home - and so was amazed to find me packing for us both later that night. So anyway, thank you. I owe you guys.
The cruise was still incredibly hard, and unfortunately I hit some new lows, but three things got me through the week: Xanax (beautiful, beautiful Xanax...), my family, and, during the brief times I was able to log on through the ship's wifi, stuff like this:
GEEKY LIBRARY TREE!
And amazingly enough, this Mario tree by Brandy has a playable game system in it:
[I know it's hard to read; just click to embiggen]
And here's the top. Brandy cross-stitched all the ornaments herself!
I love geeks.
And before I share my final favorite tree post, here are answers to the two questions I've been asked most this week:
And now, drum roll, please, because this last tree by Brook Johnson is my favorite - for I think obvious reasons:
I can't even describe the happy feels this gives me. Brooke used my floating candle tutorial, found a pot to use as a cauldron base, and then found and/or crafted some absolutely brilliant ornaments that I fully intend on stealing. (Plus now I want to stick a full-sized broom in mine!)
Like these tiny cauldrons with color-changing LEDs:
I won't spoil the rest; just click on over to Brooke's blog to see - and bring a bib for the drool. Trust me.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a tree to finish. :)