As I mentioned before, I have been catching up with some printmaking the past two weeks. I completed the two editions as planned, then documented and photographed them. I have yet to process the images and post them here to my gallery, though I’ve been eager to do so. I’ve been delinquent in my promises! Blame summer.

Extreme fatigue and laziness set in as the weather got ever hotter, peaking at an oppressively humid and hot 39C (100F) on the weekend, at least in our neighbourhood (it’s always cooler at the weather station at the airport, should you be looking!). Heat wimp that I am, I struggled to do basic daily chores, never mind blogging and preparing for visitors!

Our eldest daughter is here for a week’s visit. As you may recall, we now have a house full with the other two daughters now living here, one with husband and two little girls. The three sisters are enjoying each other and the nieces are enjoying the extra attention from their game-loving aunts. At the end of the week, we will be joined by my sister-in-law from the US.

So we are overwhelmed by a big family and it’s happy noises, activities and appetite, but we’re not complaining for it’s for such a short while. The daughter with husband and kids will be off to the UK again soon, with trips to the continent revolving around work as well as sightseeing and family visits. We’ll miss the little ones in particular, but they will all be back for Christmas at least. If they are back in the UK in the spring, we may even make a trip over there at last!

You may be interested in reading Erika’s account of her day’s outing with her father to Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle this past Sunday. I’m not a cyclist anymore but would have loved to see those farms in the Pemberton Valley.

Meanwhile this week we are having some cooler temperatures with occasional but much-needed showers, what a relief! Slowly body and brain are feeling a little more human. Maybe I’ll get those images up soon.

August 19, 2008 in Being an Artist, Home by Marja-Leena