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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A brighter day

 All of the stars are gone, the little barns are gone, and the last of my raku bowls went to my friend Maureen, who has been such a supporter of my work and a great listener when I whine.  The barns and houses I had left after my shows are either at the NC Crafts Gallery or Saxapahaw Gallery, and there are a few in my Etsy shop. I am done for the year. Baking cookies tomorrow, and then in and out visiting family all over the place during the holidays. Thanks for all the comments on my last post. My mom sent a very sweet email today apologizing for the dust comment. She says what she thinks before she thinks about what she is saying. Sort of like her daughter. We get along fine all year except for Christmas, so I think we are going to pass on it next year so we can continue speaking to each other the rest of the year. Too much baggage comes along with this holiday, pity, it is such a pretty holiday.....
Today was so much better. I spent the day with the two women who have been probably the most influential in my life. My mother in law and my daughter. Two angels. I love both of them dearly. We had a great day laughing, looking at photos, eating, and just being together. We don't do this nearly enough. Gerry's mom is slipping away from us thanks to the drug companies and the docs that are pumping soooo many pills in her, but today she was lucid and funny and very much the woman I have known for over 30 years. It was a very special day......  there are so many awful things going on and I want to scream most of the time, but today was full of peace and joy.

9 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

ah- a moment of good, enjoy! Strong women make great friends and family.

Dennis Allen said...

Thanks for the update.Glad to hear it.

Anna M. Branner said...

I always say with family, it's best to leave wanting more....that, for me, is often a very short visit. ;/

Lori Buff said...

You can still enjoy the pretty aspect of the holiday without succumbing to the gift giving hell that advertising agencies believe we need. Yes, this gift giving tradition started with those 3 wise men who brought Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh, but you know they weren't shopping for those gift at the last minute in Wal-mart. Change the tradition.

Debbie said...

What a sweet pic of grandchild and grandmother! Keep that always, as your child will cherish it someday, as she remembers the day oh, so fondly.

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Peter said...

If I were a wise man, I might shop at the last minute in some of our department stores, huge discounts... but I don't see gold, frankincense and myrrh listed in their junk mail!
Don't think I'll get to do Christmas shopping this year (well not much of it), I think there might be a few of my bowls and mugs finding homes instead. It is a nice thought to give something that has been made here anyway!

Happy Christmas Tracey, Lovely to read your blog through the year and to share some of your ups and downs. Always thought provoking, and definitely addictive! P & Lxx

angela walford said...

peace trace xox love the header look, it keeps changing :))
hope you have some great chill time this crazy season, just imagine your'e sitting out the back here having a wee drinky and enjoying the serenity...

Tracey Broome said...

Hi everyone!! Busy day yesterday, just getting to read all of your comments, thanks so much! Love hearing from you. You are all very wise and yes, the gift giving thing is going to change next year, This is too toxic for me!
Merry Christmas
xo