It's been a beautiful, terrifying, brilliant, sad, wildly fun, deeply moving, artful year in retrospect. The past nine years was by far the best of my life and I have so much to be thankful for. However, the past week has been difficult. Right up to the 23rd of December things were
going ahead of schedule. The first amarylis bloomed! All gifts made
a little typewriter for Matt
and wrapped, gingerbread house decked out
thank you Chloe and Mary
cookies made and packaged and delivered, cards written and sent, decorations up
the sweet angel Chloe made at age 4
Chloe and Nicole fashioned a mum wigged friendly snowperson!
snowman made, time well spent with family and friends, even some naps ... and then -- my mom got really sick - hospital sick. So we packed up a little Christmas and spent it in the hospital. Lots of tests later and loads of worry, she came home on Saturday. Then I fell apart and got sick. Then daughter Chloe. So now, we are hoping for a healthy 2010, the fabulous new decade filled with everything wonderful for you and yours and ours.
My word for the New Year is - promise - as in: there is so much promise all around us waiting to bloom. Just let it happen!
p.s. I think that we might have to start the New Year right with a little batch of this yummy looking goodness!