Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Anatomy of a Vacation

We somehow lucked into a chance to spend a week in paradise for the small price of caring for an aged cat. We were and still are very grateful. It felt like a real vacation for sure... My dad and stepmom (who is much, much nicer than her fairy tale counterparts) joined us for the last few days of our stay. We enjoyed their company and were grateful for the additional child entertainment they provided. Four adults to two children is just about the right ratio. Wine and woods, birds and bees, water and fire, good company and good food -- we had all those lovely elements and more...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Girl in Sound

How does she do it?? This water is really cold. This is from last Saturday night at Lincoln Park.

Our lives are like a surreal blur right now. Very poignant time, with Rob's dad in the nursing home and Rob's mom soon to be leaving the ancestral home for senior housing. We have spent more time with both of them and have really enjoyed it although it feels like we are slowly losing Rob's dad. Big changes afoot. We are definitely feeling it all. Lucy is in Wilderness Awareness camp this week (tagline: no child left inside - love that). Jasper and I have had various activities to occupy us - usually together, but today separately. We're all kind of teetering between joy and sorrow. Lucy works through it by being outside and creating art, Jasper by screeching and being rambunctious, Rob is doing yoga and biking. I'm in a bit of a daze, honestly.... Can you tell??