Sunday, December 14, 2014

Remind me, remind me not......

1 year ago tonight I wrote THIS blog post from a far far away place.........

My favourite little app "Timehop" has been reminding me everyday of what was happening one year ago today (as well as 2, 3, 4 and 5 years ago).....

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It is so bittersweet and that blog post I wrote a year ago I could almost write again from the perspective of being here and longing for there.


It feels acute right now...... I haven't felt like this all year but right now those memories are heavy on my heart........in a good way.....in a way of remembering that brings joy and deep gratitude but also a strong undertow of longing.

Longing to feel the sun, smell the air, hear the birds, the voices, feel the hugs........

We were so blessed.  We ARE so blessed. 

It's starting to look very Christmassy over here and the work days of 2014 (which have been FAR too many) are drawing to a close.....the lists are getting done, the recipes being chosen, the renovation plans being finalised........ 

YUP you read that right......instead of a vacation we are renovating the house.  We chose a new floor for half the downstairs today......the front hall, downstairs hallway and family room floor plus new banister and a demo/reno in the family room, freshening up the trim paint throughout......and may a couple of walls........

And YES we are doing it all ourselves.

Seemed like a solid idea when we came up with it....

Why curl up and read books for a week when you can rip up carpet and lay floors?

In the craziness of it all I hope we, and you, can find some joy and peace ..... click this Early on one Christmas Morn for a favourite Christmas song of mine from an under appreciated album.

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