I've been home a few days now, and it has all been about catching up, so it seems fitting to lump it all in at one go here, though I'm certain to miss a few things down those gaping cracks...There has been bundling, coaxing, dragging and finally dashing to enjoy the sunny albeit cold days we've been racking up here...There is Dan! Precious time with Dan. We have time to play games, remember how to share a kitchen, have conversations that are leisurely and not filled with urgency.There was a haircut by an anxious and reluctant mama (those braids!), but the end results seem to satisfy (the mama) and delight (the girl). She looks too...old, to me. Ah, time.
There has been drawing, cutting, gluing, glittering, of course, sewing, modge-podging and craftiness willy-nilly around here. Finally a bit of festive decorating and some entertaining.
Reading (Mrs. Frisbee and the Rats of Nimh) and storytelling (Ani will pick up a clothespin and make it talk - imagine what she might do with a nativity scene?!) and cooking (Popovers. Frittatta. Smoothies. Penny Carrots. All Eliza.)..sigh. Busy and buzzing these days. Mostly happily. My family appears to have thrived in my absence, to my great relief, and I am slowly settling back into a house filled with chatter, cats, singing, squabbling, needs, gifts and lots of yelling, like this: MOM?????????????????????? Yes? IIIIII LOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEE YOUUU!!!!!!!