Still, this year was particularly unsettled. Pasadena and Portland familias together for Christmas. Not together. Maybe, maybe together. Kate and family can't come down here because of work. James can't go north - because of work. Stormy weather on the Siskiyou - I can't travel. Not together. Sigh.
James' mom falls and breaks her ankle. Might need surgery - doesn't need surgery, maybe. Doesn't need surgery - may need convalescent care. James might need to go - doesn't need to go.
Oh, and then there was the Open House that wasn't. I prepped. James prepped. The house looked great. Ah, in the midst of it all I forgot to send the invites. Ease up, it was an electronic invite. One click and a social window opens wide. Forget to click and nobody knows they were missed.
In the midst of this there was a evening of calm heritage sharing. Tortilla making to be exact.
Tortilla making is serious stuff.
Heritage sharing is serious stuff.
It says so, here.
No, really it is.
Prospero Año Nuevo.
Photos - James Grimes