It was a delight to open my e-mail this morning and find a message announcing "Random 5 Friday" on A Rural Journal. For a minute, I thought an old post had somehow popped up--but I soon realized it was truly Nancy in Nebraska. She has been on blog-hiatus for many months, and I missed her. Welcome back, Nancy, even if it's only on Fridays!
My random contributions:
Our (I also have four siblings) elderly mother died in August, one day after her 94th birthday. It ended three years of road trips we had taken within the two counties in NE Oregon--trips she always delighted in, even if we had driven a particular road many times before.
The eldest of our two sons returned in June from 3 months in the Basque country of Spain, where he had worked in an unusual world-class restaurant. He's back in Brooklyn and now executive chef of a club restaurant on the Lower East Side.
We spent Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast with our sons, daughter-in-law, and our DIL's family.
I've begun a year-long course in still life photography with Kim Klassen. I have a "studio" on a chair by a narrow east-facing window in the extra bedroom, and on a folding table on the back porch. I'm always looking for props now.
I'm still babysitting my great-niece, Kennedy, who turned 6 in December and is in kindergarten. I generally pick her up after school two days a week.