This awesome acrylic painting of Frida Kahlo by Kipling West features a horde of sea monkeys and a packet of brine shrimp for a necklace, an allusion to a self-portrait with Frida's pet monkey. It brings to mind items you coveted as a child but that Santa just isn't allowed to bring. You remember those were advertised in the Archie and Superman comic books? I also coveted the Kenner tree house and Weeble Wobbles that friends had, but I don't think I ever added them to my list; the old Fisher Price Little People houses were what my sister and I loved best. The sea monkeys remind me of last Christmas, when my son, who's not yet discovered the real Santa, saw his new pair of real mice and pleaded, "Mom, please let me keep the mice! Santa brought them!" Oh, the irony! I did always want the sea monkeys, though my sister and I purchased an aquarium when we were older and that exceeded any visions of sea monkeys that danced through our heads.
Christmas items are on the way--and one surprise for hubby. He's not sold his watch and I've already cut my hair. Whew! Tenuousness. I am excited--gifts mean so much more when it's difficult to get them. :)
I've been in a lot of pain. Whenever a new dose of pain medicine kicks in a bit, then I crash and sleep from exhaustion. I don't understand it, how pain alone can tire like that.