"She refused to be bored, chiefly because she wasn't boring." Zelda Fitzgerald

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Terri Jean in Collage

My Aunt is in a coma.

She is improving and I hear that she is slowly, slowly coming around. Making hopeful little steps towards waking. I am thinking about her, sending her a lot of love and long-distance encouragement and connectivity and feeling nostalgic. I made this collage about her five years ago, during a random online obsession with collaging those who have been influential in my life. She was a wonderful aunt to a little girl with wide eyes. She fed me amazing, exciting things, lived the vibrant expression of an artist in front of me and was the carefree, silly kind of warmth that I still copy in crowded rooms.

Aunt Terri Jean

Tonight I am thinking of her and rooting for her and telling the world how much she means to me! Come on out, Aunt Terri! We love you so!
Your loving niece,

Simple Wish

Just a few cookies. That's all I asked out of today.

Simple wishes can be the most likely to come true.

Sending you peace friends and silent moments if not nights. May you have a simple wish come true in your house.

Still hanging on....

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Survival

It's the craziest time of the year again! The boys and I are wrapping presents together and heaping them up together in big piles by family so that we don't accidentally give the wrong thing to the wrong grandpa or grandma.

I have disappeared on my friends. I keep canceling more and more things and not calling and not emailing because Christmas makes me feel likeI am underwater. I have been strategizing about that though, less insanity and more festive peace is goal one. I have lots of good ideas. More on that tomorrow.

Today we got a replacement for our suddenly flat tire instead of visiting friends, did a lot of laundry, snuggled with the very-clingy-at-the-moment baby and swept up a great many pine needles.

Tomorrow we hope to bake cookies. A very sane and limited number and variety of cookies. My goal is one tin full and a bunch of happily messy little boys. I think we can do it! Rah! Rah!

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