For many the holidays are bittersweet. I remember the times past, the people who are no longer here and traditions that have been lost. I try to make sense of what is present and what maybe future.
This time of year has become a respite from the grind of the semester Mister and I are both off and it is a time for us to reconnect. He is still working away on his dissertation and enjoys some open time to dig in. I work on various projects - spinning for a sweater, some quilts that have been dancing in my head, etc. We join forces to repair the havoc on the house the busy schedule left in the wake. It is a time to reflect, to connect and to relax. All the parties have come and gone. We are enjoying a small taste of winter weather, though our weather pattern is still off kilter.
Happy Solstice & Happy Holidays. Blessings to you wherever you are.
Our "tree" this year. Recycled parts from a school art project, lights, handmade dove ornament and glass ornaments.