I want to thank everyone for their wonderful expressions of love and support while I've been sad. It washed completely over me, how much I miss my brother and always will. But I'm very lucky to be surrounded by people who love me and who allow me to walk through the storm, beside me when it's possible, or waiting for me on the other side when I have to walk alone.
Portland has been hit with a little bit of snow. This doesn't happen very often, so when it does, it's a pretty big deal. It looks like a winter wonderland out there. I would show you pictures if I could, but for some reason my camera is not allowing pictures to load onto my computer. I hope it's something easy, like me being a dork, which is usually the case. The kids have been off school all week, since Monday was a holiday. They've been frolicking and playing and drinking hot chocolate like little elves from the North Pole. These are the days I hope they always remember, sister and brother playing together, in the snow, in the rain, in the sun. Making forts out of couch cushions, fighting, making up, always laughing. I've got a few of those memories myself, and they are what sustain me now.
There has been much knitting going on. In fact, the needles have been flying. I've been doing a lot of test knitting, and a lot of commissioned knitting for other people. When I'm finally able to post pictures, there will be a feast of things to see. Until then, you'll just have to use your imagination.
My love to all.