Except for a couple short little posts I haven’t been writing much this winter. Normally I would say that winter is the best ever time for writing and thinking poetic thoughts, but I have been preoccupied this winter. (That is, OCCUPY HOLLY has been going on here in Portland). Movie night with the girls
I know it is considered boring to tell people how busy you’ve been, but at the risk of bad etiquette I feel a need to say:
I had a trip to Washington, DC, to use my frequent flier (I wish) miles before they expired (because I hardly ever really do fly anywhere) and incidentally to see my ADORABLE grandson and sweet daughter and son-in-law. Arlington National Cemetery
I rushed home just in time to get the house ready for a double baby shower for a daughter and daughter-in-law who were both expecting girl babies. The shower was hosted by another daughter and I was a “consultant” and “site manager”. Emily and Nichole preparing for girl cousins
The day before the shower, my sister arrived from Denver to spend a week with me clearing out my mother’s closets and book shelves, her awesome hat collection and costume jewelry collection and…let’s face it: my mother was a collector. My dad wanted pictures taken of her things before we parted with them, and we made a bibliography of her books which dated back to her English Lit major college days. My sister Gretchen modeling one of Mom’s hats
Our daughter arrived for a 2 week visit with our grandson. Then a dear friend was having a BIG birthday and I pulled out my tea cups and table cloths and silver and we partied, girl style. Fun! Work! (I would do this more often if I had a cleaning lady or were a better housekeeper myself). Our DARLING granddaughter arrived (the same day as the tea party, of course). We are so thrilled with this precious new little life. Tillie’s first bath
I was/am teaching the women’s Bible study each week at my church, which seems to take a lot of study time.
This past week I have had 3 dental appointments including an extraction. I’m not getting older: I’m getting more expensive.
And the odd little other things that come up, like food and friends and lending a helping hand and taking a finance class (for which I have homework due. On which I should be working. But I have always been more attracted to words than numbers).
Remember my “word for the year”, "sweeten up" ? Look what I found! A gentle reminder!