I just finished my final piece for the Advent series. But it was after lights out around here. So, yes, that is a Hello Kitty toothbrush holder in the background. I still haven’t named this piece yet. It is 70 loose paper beads with reasons I feel blessed on them. This week’s word was gratitude. I wrote over half of the pieces while watching the classic “Days of Wine and Roses” with my parents. I knew nothing about it, except it was a total buzz kill. A young couple becomes raging alcoholics and spiral out of control. It was pretty far from my life. And I was tempted to write I am thankful I am not an alcoholic. But I would never think to write that otherwise. Although I am thankful that I am not an alcoholic. Rehab from the Sixties looked pretty grim.