lol, xantho, hope the visit goes well, and welcome!
~*~ possibly because ds has been in bed sick all day (and needing me, of course, with him, schnuggle), and possibly also because i am *finally* starting to feel better myself, and maybe because of a bit of a kick from a dear friend, i'm feeling something approaching normal for the first time in a while! so, given that, and i do have some ideas creeping up, but i want to just toss out my sort of laundry list o' crud, and see if anyone has any beautiful ideas for me to make sure we get a nice fresh start to february.
quick recap of the past month-- two fairly dramatic family outbursts in december, bringing old emotional crap up to be purged away~ but before it could be dealt with, and life resume "normal"-- the shooting (involving several family connections, subsequent family emotional drama and so on, etc...) ~ and then, this week, sickies for all of us. (which, i'm sure ultimately will act as great purifiers on their own, but golly gee, did we really need that? lol)
~so, of course, first on my list is going to be doing some "spring cleaning" (including taking the tree down, lol!)
~we made some beaded candles for the memorials for the shooting-- but since i got sick, only one's gotten out. i know once they're out of the house, and burning, i'll feel more cleansed of that, but i feel like i need something else to "let go" that emotional hold these family connections have had on us.... and sort of insulate my own family and focus my healing energies there (it's hard! i feel so... selfish... but i know it's what i need to do.)
~special seasonal decorating and crafting... keep the ideas coming, lovelies! and i have some fun things i've found online, and i know i'll find inspiration at the craft store, too! ;-)
..... i just feel like we need *something special*.... kwim? something... beautiful.... life-affirming.... hopeful... blossoming.... something............ ????