Spreading holiday cheer will take a bite out of blogging time. I've spent pretty much all my free time, plus some of my sleeping time, this week frenziedly baking things and putting together cards and gifts. (I've gone a little Joan Crawford about the holidays this year, not sure why).
Then, tonight when I got home from work, my first gift of the year was waiting for me on the table, along with a fantastic hand-drawn (and also baseball-themed) card by the fabulously talented artist / photographer, baseball blogger, and, obviously, amazing friend and gift-maker, Sam.
It's Invader Zim--a cartoon character by one of my favorite artists, Jhonen Vasquez. Wearing a Red Sox hat
And kinda propped up / sitting on a baseball. And holding a tiny bat. AND HOLDING A TEENSY WEENSY CLAY BASEBALL IN HIS EXQUISITELY CRAFTED LITTLE HAND.
I just can't even express what this thing meant to me the moment I laid eyes on it. I was speechless, which really actually says it all.
Thank you, Sam!!