Guys, I have missed you!
First off, thanks for the really nice comments on my last post. We lost my cousin a few days before Christmas and I don’t really have words for it and doubt that I ever will. All I can say is that amidst the grief and confusion, I have never been so proud of my family or spent time in a room with an air of love and unity quite so strong.
Needless to say, this holiday was one of many emotions. But between the sad ones there have been some beautiful ones.
Downtown Ottawa is looking oh so fine and I can’t stop going out of my way to drive by.
Watching my grandma open her presents is just about the cutest thing ever. Oftentimes she is more into the gift bag than the actual gift (though in her defense, kitty cat gift bags are pretty awesome).
Our Christmas morning routine is virtually the same as I remember it as a five-year-old and I love it as much now as I did then.
I had some good old carrot oatmeal this morning and felt my body asking “what is this food that is not a cookie?!”
As for the next few days, they will entail as much reading-for-pleasure, working out with my dad and coffee shop hopping with my mom as I can fit in. I just started A Fine Balance – has anyone read it?
There is the most peaceful snow fall happening outside my window right now (at long last) and Josh will be coming back home soon and I am JUST A BIT excited.
I feel like we have a tendency to seek an explanation for everything that happens in life. And while I believe that type of reflection is sometimes for the best, other times I think there is no answer waiting for us and all we can really do is honour the past and try to make as much good come out of the bad as we can.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and made so many memories.
I’ll be back soon!