Monday, December 29, 2008

Short Stranger

Some of you may have already heard about the fortune I found in my fortune cookie on Saturday. If not this is what it said:


A short stranger will soon enter your life with blessings to share


I of course thought it might be Nagano-san but was wrong. My short stranger arrived today. Actually this stranger means a great deal more to me then a visit from Nagano. I received a little Netsuke from my friend Snowy. My Netsuke is called Otakufu and she is the goddess of mirth.




When I first saw her I thought how perfect, a little old grandma sitting in a bathtub drinking tea. Actually she is sitting in a mask and her job is to drive out demons. She is delightful and will sit on my desk to remind me that my job is to continue to keep my site mirthful and entertaining.




This little lady does show me how truly blessed I am to have made such wonderful and thoughtful friends like Snowy. Thanks so much for thinking of me.

8 comments:

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

She certainly did put some thought into picking those, didn't she? What a wonderful friend our Snowy is.

Jeannie said...

Awwww...Snowy is so sweet.

P.S. Your link doesn't work.

pamwax said...

Snowy is a sweetheart and does seem to know us all so well.

Jeannie thanks for the heads up...I think I fixed the link.

Anna said...

What a great gift! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

snowy said...

I also read she's the goddess of hospitality, and you (and bunny before you, and konpira before that)give us an exceedingly cool place to hang out. Thank YOU!

Judy said...

What a great and thoughtful gift. I just love her. I know you will cherish her always. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Arsenette said...

I loved them all :) So cool to see them pictured! Thanks snowy that's some awesome thinking! I love reading on the history of these little things :D

chaki said...

What a wonderful idea for gifts! I love reading about them and imagining Snowy's delight in picking the perfect one for everyone.