I'm Back

I have nothing to show, but I am back.
We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas week with the local kids and the California kids, but the holiday ended sadly with the death of my father-in-law.

I am so glad that I journal almost every morning (thanks, Julia Cameron). Now I can read back over the entries of Christmas week and recall the great time we had while all the family was together. It had almost been snatched from my memory, but, thankfully, it is coming back. I am picking up Christmas things today and getting ready for this week's classes, and I'm savoring those holiday memories.

It is very cold here and the wind is blowing. The sun is shining and the Bay is dark blue. A nice day to stay inside and look out at it. I am just kind of nesting here and it feels good.


Marj said...

So glad "you're back." Missed having something new posted over the holidays. Please give our sympathies to Cliff, especially--we think about you both. Have a great New Year. Marj.& Cliff Mayes

Katrina said...

I became addicted to reading your blog in November and have really missed it. I checked every day. So sorry to hear of your father-in-law passing. I miss painting in your "dining room" but am painting in my new sunroom here in kalamazoo. Looking forward to the new year and your new blogs! Katrina Jones

Dana S. Whitney said...

So glad I found your blog via a fan at Flickr. I'm mostly painting in oils these days, but I dallied with clear watercolors a while back and will at least get your book... (And put Petroskey on my "to visit" list.) Condolences on your loss, and best wishes for a bright new year.

Catherine said...

Thanks to you all. We appreciate your condolences.
Marj - I passed you "sympathies" along to Cliff. Thank you.

Katrina - nice to hear from you! I do miss painting with you! A sunroom to paint in sounds pretty good.

Knitting Painter Woman - thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, by all means, put Petoskey on your list!