i made this hot air balloon ornament for a coworker the other day... it was a rushed hour of frantic painting and gluing and glittering, trying to finish it in time to bring to their christmas party. so much fun! 

this coworker is one of the only people i've met who is just as excited and enchanted by hot air balloons as i am! he and his family lived in albuquerque years ago and have been to the balloon fiesta several times... so jealous. SOMEDAY i'll make it out west for that.

i'm actually going skiing with my family in a couple of weeks and i'm sure we'll see a hot air balloon or two over steamboat... mmmmh! that will be my happy thought! not that there is any shortage of happy thoughts lately...