Phew! It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to my lovely laptop (or set up an ironing board, for that matter). Things have been a little topsy-turvy in my world over the past couple of weeks. My beautiful grandmother passed away a week and a half ago and the days that followed have been a big mess of eulogy-writing, funeral-planning, grieving, consoling, remembering, smiling and laughing. Jan, Greg and Bobby all flew home and all six of us spoke at the funeral, which was just beautiful.
I’m starting to feel now like my head is starting to come above water again and I’m finding comfort in the return of routine. The dirty washing that was spilling out of the laundry door is now clean washing in several piles all over the kitchen table and family room couch, so that’s progress, I guess.
More importantly, I’ve ventured back into Blogland. Oh, how I’ve missed you all! I feel terrible for abandoning Art in August, when I was the one who started it up. I figure I’ll just ignore the calendar and pick up where I left off, spilling into September if I need to.
Just to remind you, my fellow art bloggers are:
Naturally Cathy of The Plucky Parent,
Selene (セレネ) of Kawaii Kuni,
Red Lipstick Mama,
Michaela of the mmmmm family,
Allison Profeta of Allison Road,
Katy from Sourdough Lifestyle, and
Meghan from Mathair Fiona
Plus, since my last post, another blogger has joined in. Ruby Doom from The Hippy Geek has done some most excellent rock painting which is definitely worth a look.
Here is my entry for week two. It’s called “Vigil”
I sat with Mama on the night she died. It was a privilege to spend her last night by her side. The room was filled with aromatherapy scents and peaceful music. The nurses were quietly attentive to Mama’s needs. There was such a feeling of peace and prayer in that room.
Thank you for your patience, lovely readers. I’ll be back soon, I promise!