And this time they were all for me! February is my birthday month, and Mr. L is an excellent giver of gifts. This year he gave me a non-fiction book that I'd heard of on the CBC and can't wait to read.
It's the story Shirley Mason, of a woman who was diagnosed with Multiple Personailty Disorder in the 50s, the psychiatrist who treated her (and crossed many ethical boundaries while doing so, including lying in bed with her patient while she administered shock therapy) and the journalist who helped turn the case into an international sensation. I'm very interested in illnesses that are cultural as much - or more - than they are physical. No doubt it will be very unsettling as all women profited enormously from the case.
I've been getting into graphic novels lately, as I've long dreamed about writing one (starring dolls, of course!) This one looks dense and dark, with amazing illustrations. If anyone has any favourites, I'd love to hear them.
I also got a set of sturdy pliers to replace the dinky little craft store version I've been using all these years. Psyched about those, but I'm pretty sure you all know what pliers look like, so moving right along...a Ureshii Gift Certificate! Ureshii makes super cute yet very comfortable clothes that are made to measure; I'm just too old for anything that pinches, itches or digs into unpleasant places, so I insist on comfort so matter how lame that makes me. Haven't settled on exactly what I'm going to get, but it will definitely include this skirt.
Thank you so much, my love. I don't know what I did to deserve you, but I'm hanging on for dear life...
Also, a big thank you to everyone who left kind words about my latest dolls, and to those who adopted them. They are all on their way to their new homes across Canada and the US, and I'm so very grateful that I get to do this.