Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to Everyone! And here are pictures of Nim showing off her Girl Scout sash - she is an honourary member of the Girl Scouts of North East New York, the troupe that initiated the Nim's Island patch. They sent me her official sash a couple of months ago (unfortunately I mislaid my camera battery charger for a while - it was still in the suitcase from the premiere trip!). But now that my camera is functioning again, Nim wanted to show off her sash. Her patch is on the other side of the sash, and these badges are all ones that the girls of her troupe felt that she'd earned during the course of the book. I understand that they had to prove their decisions to the leader and that it led to quite a lot of animated discussions!

And since it's Christmas, here is Bear, aged 16 1/2, dreaming of what's going to arrive under the tree. (And yes, that is his basket under the tree, and no, he doesn't like to sleep in it at night - so we finally gave in and cover the couch with old sheets at bedtime...)

So I'm sending a wish for everyone to have a Christmas, Hanukah, or whatever festival you celebrate, that's just as peaceful as Bear is here.

Labels: ,