busy winter days

– a weekend trip to Vancouver Island with our daughters and grand-daughters
– a happy meeting of friends on the ferry, we of three generations each
– a lovely memorial/celebration of the life of my dear uncle
– the tears of loss and the laughter of happy memories triggered by the slide show
– the pleasure of connecting again with extended family
– feeling the weight of one day becoming the matriarch of my mother’s large clan, being the eldest cousin
– staying in my late mother-in-law’s house
– surprised by snow Sunday morning, turning Mutti’s garden into an enchanted forest (was she beneath that tree smiling at us?)
– a quick visit with friends on Sunday, to see the progress on their house construction
– printing family photos from the service to slip into the Christmas letters I’m writing
– trying to catch up with emails and blog reading and writing
– my thoughts on this season are nicely captured by Amy on short days, long nights

December 11, 2007 in Being an Artist, Current Events by Marja-Leena