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Arty Party

Every now and again my brother and sisters and I (or those of us that are in the same country at the same time) get together for an arty party.
This is what it looks like.
With this as the end collaborative result. All three of us worked at it at the same time, hence the mishmash of styles and colors.

We missed our littlest sister though!



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Christmas Morn

Dressed in bathrobe and slippers, hair in a mess, warm cup of coffee nestled in my stomach, christmas bread within hand reach. Herman is dressed up and awake, zapping away looking for something christmassy to watch and listen to. Tristan is still asleep. He will be happy we didn’t go to church this morning!

Last night we had a lovely evening with my parents and the rest of the available family. A delicious dinner was eaten. Phone calls were made to Ethiopia and Hungary to let the loved ones know we are thinking of them. Presents were exchanged and appreciated. Cousins played and laughed. And, despite all the weather warnings, we made it home just fine.

So today will be a relaxed day. A friend and I will probably pop by and visit another friend of ours, one who is alone this Christmas. We’ll be visiting Hermans side of the family for a movie and meal. I might bake some cookies. I’ve got a puzzle lying on the table, ready for me to start making it in traditional holiday style. It’s snowing outside, a first white Christmas in….. many a year!

I believe the Christmas peace and quiet has finally hit me. Relaxation is sinking in. Hallelujah!

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I went on a trip with almost all of my fellow bureaucrats last friday, to Ameland, one of the five dutch islands just off the coast. Bet you didn’t know we had islands!
The Bliss (and I purposely use a capital letter) of this view…. verzameling september 2009 060

Each time I see the sea I tell myself I’m going to go more often. And each time I don’t. This time however… I have a friend who pines for the sea like I do, for the endlessness of it, the space, the openness. I told her we would go together sometime. And I want to make that sometime, sometime soon.


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spring corner

spring beauty

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