"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Thursday, October 29, 2009

As if I weren't crying enough when we took DD to the airport yesterday...My sweet babies....all grown up...

This is DD and DS at the airport security gate as she began her journey to the other side of the planet and possibly the start of her new life. It warmed my heart and made me weep at the same time to see the tenderness these two feel for each other...there is just something about a big brother and a little sister hugging that tugs at my heart.

DD called me this morning to say that she has safely arrived at her destination and is awaiting the arrival home of her man tomorrow. Darn those handsome Scottish boys, with their groovy accents and charming ways...sigh...How can a mom compete with them??

...ok, I had one afternoon to indulge myself, eat cookies, drink tea and watch recorded tv...Today I have to get myself out of the house and out of my mindset of hating this empty nest. There are errands to run, messes to clean up, grandcat comforting to do, and myriad other things to distract me from missing my buddy, my pal, my sweet girl... (but, seriously, couldn't she just have moved across town or at least just across THIS continent, hmmmmmm???? I mean, we could have gotten together SO much more easily for tea or shopping or hanging out...sheesh...)

It must get easier...right????? Tell me it does....

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm baaa-aack...

I am home again...at least, I am at this home. It has been an interesting 4 months, both here and in NY. I have to say I am ready to cozy in and stay in one place for awhile...at least I would cozy in if the weather here in SoCA would cool down! It was a lot nicer today(Monday) than it has been since we arrived last Wed night, though. DD and I left NY just in time, since they had flurries and some ground dusting the day after we flew out of there.

I am working on various projects, most yarn related, though there might be a couple fabric related things in the works, also. I've been reading Pride and Prejudice most recently, and did a ton of other reading over the summer and early fall in NY. I also knit 2 baby sweaters and finished a sleeveless shell out of a beautiful Noro silk and wool blend for DD while there, and a hat and scarf set for her to take with her to chilly, chilly Scotland. I hope she thinks of her mom when she wraps up in it...I will be missing her so...

Well, I need to pick up a little bit around here...the cleaning lady comes tomorrow...hahahaha! I always swore I would never do that like my mom and aunts did when I was a kid but I sure do it now...actually, I put away vintage breakables and the things I would rather not have anyone else do anything with ...but I consider that to be cleaning things up...aren't we silly...=-)

Hope summer was great for you all and that fall is shaping up nicely, too.