Are the start of the 2nd week of Christmas break. And that’s just fine with me.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were lovely times with our family and friends. There were moments that were sad and difficult, as I knew there would be, but the love of those who matter most in the world was all around us and it made all the difference.
Since then we have been hibernating a lot. Reading books. Knitting. Listening to music. We did venture out on Saturday to see Bombshell and then we went to a local restaurant afterwards. I almost said let’s just go home because I knew we’d see people that would want to express their condolences and I sort of didn’t want to face that. But I decided it would be better to be present, to open myself up to receiving kindness, than it would be to hide at home. I was right and we saw a whole bunch of people we know and it was fine. Comforting, even.
I’ve got things on my list that need to be finished this week. Errands to run. A New Year’s Eve dinner with friends to prepare for. Thank you notes to write. Catching up on end-of-the-year stuff like updating Ravelry, sharing the books I read in 2019, finalizing my 20 in 2020 list, you know the drill.
It feels good to share with all of you again. It feels right to be back in this space. It makes me feel like me again.
And that’s a really good thing.