Tuesday, December 06, 2005


An essay on December by my daughter, age 7. Spelling and punctuation are as it was written.
Written on December 1, 2005

What I like about December is that the first day of winter is in this month. Winter is so beutiful that it is almost as beutiful as spring!

It looks as if it were sleeping because of it's white blanket. But sleeping winter is fun because when you make shapes in the snow, your shapes get sewed into winter's blanket.

And when winter wakes up, she puts her blanket away but she is still beutiful. Those are the things I like about December.

It was brought to my attention last night that I had promised to post my scent of the day and I've been remiss. My deepest apologies.

Today's Fragrance: Susanne Lang Cashmere dry oil roll on. The description from LaCreme Beauty is: "As we journeyed by camel across the Jailsalmer desert, the sunset took forever to die in its furnace glow. Night rise was enthralling, the pinprick seductions of a billion stars, the calming solitude of lunar horizon. I pulled my cashmere shawl closer, detected hints in the wool, the aroma of incense, spices and precious woods sold in the market where I had bartered for it."

That's a pretty good description. This is a very snuggly, warm scent, but with a hint of sweet lime, maybe cedar, keeping it from being one you completely sink into, like a too-soft bed. This is a just-right bed, with a snuggly down comforter. I get the spices, but they're subtle. I get the precious woods, again subtle. It dries down to a great skin scent and if I had to guess (I can't find any listed notes) I'm pretty sure I'd say there's a bunch of Tonka bean in there - which to me is a nonfoody vanillic comforting scent.


Blogger colombina said...

"When you make shapes in the snow, your shapes get sewed into winter's blanket." Love that!


11:05 AM, December 06, 2005  
Blogger Rusty said...

Her essay is precious! No one can see the world quite like a 7 year-old can, and no one can express it quite the same way. Great stuff.

10:53 PM, December 06, 2005  
Blogger mireille said...

very nice essay. and wonderful photos. and lovely Luna. xoxo

5:21 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger Trina said...

Awesome essay and pictures! And Cashmere appears to be our #9!

1:36 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Kate said...

Your daughter has a way with words. This is a sweet post. That dog is BEAUTIFUL. I love her!!!

1:48 PM, December 08, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful essay written by a talented, creative, and beautiful little girl. It made me smile and made me think :0)

posted by laotzu04 (I need to register)

11:08 AM, December 10, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted the essay. I always said she has a way with words. What a creative special girl you have. Mrs. T

9:34 PM, December 11, 2005  
Blogger cjblue said...

Hey, look everybody! That's her teacher who posted on MY BLOG! (Last year's Teacher of the Year, no less - hear me bragging?)

Thanks for checking in, Mrs. T. She is incredibly lucky to have you as her teacher. She has to have a way with words...she uses so many of them. And so often! Haha. It was her imagery that really blew me away. Thank you for encouraging and nourishing her. She's having a wonderful year. I'm honored that you visited.


11:18 PM, December 11, 2005  
Blogger Trina said...

I am now fearful and ashamed of any and all comments I may have posted here, knowing your daughter's elementary school teacher has checked out your blog! Hopefully nothing will go on your DD's permanent record...

11:51 PM, December 11, 2005  
Blogger cjblue said...

T, no worries - fearful and ashamed? LOL! Cut it out. I sent her the address because I wanted her to see that I had posted the essay. I'll let you know if DD's next report card says:

"Well, knowing the kind of company her mother keeps, it's no wonder..."

I'll have to go back and read your comments, but I don't think you have anything to be "fearful and ashamed of." ROFL! You're a nut.

12:30 PM, December 12, 2005  
Blogger Trina said...

Macadamia, baby!

8:36 PM, December 12, 2005  
Blogger Urban Chick said...

wow, that is so sweet esp the bit about winter's blanket


4:34 AM, December 19, 2005  

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