omg, one of my colleagues surprised me this morning with (3) pairs of earrings: handmade, no less. and they are nothing more than just BEAUTIFUL! kristina and i GO snow boarding tomorrow night too! and this day is just too much for me, my friend, AMY, and I are planning a trip this summer to ALASKA. sweetness! i hear you now amy 'run, naughty nat, run.' and i hope to visit soon the wallowa mountain range. can you imagine! snowboarding in backcountry where there is fresh snow, nature, no people, yurts and hotsprings as described to me by a recent and for now, penpal.