Tuesday, December 12, 2006


I got back last night. There's no place like home. There's no place like home. Air travel does not agree with me, but seeing family does. Business determined my trip, but I was able to see family and even enjoy a Christmas ritual or two.
My sister and her husband do Christmas very well. Their beautiful house was scattered with stacks of Christmas books; Christmas music from the last four centuries. Sister supplied plates and bowls of pfeffernusse and gingerbread men. Brother-in-law made a fire in the fireplace. Nephew and his girlfriend selected a tree, which I helped to decorate. Cats (named China and Asia) played an endearing game of depositing numerous badminton shuttlecocks on my bed each night as feline love offerings. A 1,000 piece puzzle in the common room kept conversation running. It was lots of fun.
I'm late for work, so this is a sketch from a photo of nephew's girlfriend. Maybe I'll finish it tonight.

Thank you for the many good wishes for travel.


Blogger Pam said...

As always, loved your drawing. Welcome back. Aside from the traveling, your visit sounded wonderful and warm.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

I'm glad you're back safe and sound Caroline, sounds like you need a holiday! How wonderful to be surrounded by Christmas cheer and family, that's a blessing. Love the drawing, as always!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous planetshannon said...

Sounds like a lovely time! Travelling can be not the most fun but I'm glad you had some fun holiday cheer and visiting!

Welcome Back!

2:08 PM  
Blogger dmmgmfm said...

It sounds like you had a lovely trip. It is good to have you back, though. I bet kitty was pleased to see you.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Melba said...

Glad you are back safe.
Missed you!
and lets start up yoga together in January!!!

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Blogger miss*R said...

good to see you home xoxo

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Blogger Ginnie said...

Hooray, you're back.!!

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