The Magical SoulCollage Slipper and the Weekend just past.
Would you like to see some of what I've been doing this weekend? Go look at my SoulFragments blog to see one thing! I'll be back this evening to fill you in more fully!
Now it's late, late Tuesday night in fact (Grey's Anatomy new season - (probably WAY behind wherever it's at on the other side of the Atlantic) started with a double episode and even though I've been watching very, very little TV over the past 6 weeks or so, that's one I had to watch). So... the weekend past was a weekend with family. I drove the 6-hour drive (taking the slow, coast-road through the Burren) on Friday afternoon to go spend that evening with my two sisters at M's seaside house. We had a great dinner together, and a late-night walk by the sea, and caught up. I slept the best sleep with the sound of the sea lulling me, and woke to glorious sunshine and birdsong.
On Saturday, I spent the day at my other sister, A's house, offering a SoulCollage(R) workshop to seven friends and family-members. Aged from fourteen to fifty, they all enjoyed the day, snipping images from magazines, piecing together something new, something that reflected an aspect of the individual's life or personality, some interest or energy. We had a great lunch out on the deck, and wound up the day by each introducing one of the cards we'd made. Plans were made to form a group that will continue meeting to make cards together and work with the process. That thills me.
That evening, I got to visit my mother, and stayed with my Dad. They're 85 and almost-86. There is no communication possible any more with my Mum. Of course, we talk to her, but she isn't able to respond. She seldom seems to be aware of our presence. I miss her.
On Sunday, I saw my brother and spent time with my younger niece and nephew, and their new puppy. Isn't she a cutie? That's Chloe.
On Monday, it was time to head for home again, but I got to go visit my other brother en route, to see his two boys too (and get cuddles!), to catch up with visiting friends, to share a good lunch and have a laugh.
That's what it was about. Family. I got to see everyone (except the big nephew who's in Spain for the summer, and the bigger nephew who lives there all the time, and the grown niece who was away on holidays with her husband). I mean I saw my parents and all my siblings, and the young people. I love where I live, but I hate that it's so far away from my family. But then, when I see them, it really delights me.
So, it was a good weekend. No movies, no concerts, no garden visits. Family. A good weekend.