My halo is shining brightly, according to my neighbor Lynn. I went with her on Tusday to help the school Christmas market committee build wreaths to sell for their market. My daughter used to go to that elementary school, so I was glad to help out and see some of the women I’d lost sight of when my daughter graduated to middle school.

We worked with glue guns – the first time I’d ever used one, and of course I burned myself. My thumb is sporting a nice blister, and my nail got scorched. That glue is boiling hot! (well, d’uh!)

Today I’m off to help another friend with another Christmas market – I’m doing greeting cards with small groups of students. We’re having a great time glueing glitter and buttons on colored paper – (no glue guns here!)
The schools usually sign up for the various Christmas markets in the villages (usually held in the town community center) in order to raise some money for the classes. The elementary school raises money for their annual trip to Finland, and the other school is raising money this year for an association, giving the whole amount to a charity that helps handicapped children.
So I’m quite happy to go help out at both places. It gives me a chance to ‘play’ with glitter, sparkles, beads, buttons, and tinsel – it’s like Ali Baba’s cave in the workshop!
But I won’t be working the glue gun anymore.