Today, I saw a post that made me smile wide enough to show my back teeth. Have you heard of the Sun Jar? It's nothing special, when you really think about it. Just a jar with a rechargeable solar-powered battery and an LED light. But look at it.It's like lightning bugs in a jar--but without the cruelty and the jarful of dead bugs. I love lightning bugs. Joann and I had the best time chasing their glowing butts all over my yard when were kids. You can buy one for 20 pounds sterling, plus shipping (little over $40). OR, you can make your own with some very simple instructions* for about $20**. I'm totally making these. Thank you, Jackson at Superforest, for turning me on to this little bit of sunshine in my otherwise overwhelming day.
*Instructables is a great site. Spend some time and peruse the craftiness.
**I priced out the materials today and can give you websites if you'd like.