Having an unstructured, quiet morning, I found myself missing my blog. Although I've been visiting others' blogs, I hadn't added to my own in nearly 2 weeks. So I thought it was time to catch up with what has been going on around here.
We had our first get together since Uncle's passing. Although we were 2 days off my sister-in-law's special day, a comforting meal followed by a special cake was welcomed by everyone. There was plenty of talk about Uncle and how things are going with the cleaning up of his home. I know it isn't easy, and with every bit of physical progress, they make some emotional progress as well. There are memories in everything they touch, right down to the old pancake mix. Smiles are mixed with tears as they continue to sort through.
The beginning of the new year is always my time to get caught up on the past year of scrap booking. I have completed two, one for each of my children and am well into a separate album for our road trip to South Dakota that we enjoyed so much this past July. I have plans to do a couple of others before Spring comes, but we will see how fast the calendar rips the time carpet from under my feet.
I also have to show what my daughter has been up to. She writes and draws, reads and sculpts. She has done several dragons from Sculpey, but these are our favourite.
|This little guy is holding a terracotta planter and is taking very good care of his wee sprout. His name|
was inspired by the Icelandic word for green - G'raenn.
|This is Granite, and was inspired by her love of stones.|