We just returned from a week in Ontario. It was bitterly cold and blowing snow. This is not normally where I would choose to vacation in January, but my husband, daughter and I went to attend the memorial service for my mother-in-law, Nora McIlvenna, who passed away on November 2, 2013, in Brantford, Ontario. It was beautiful to spend time with family and friends who knew and loved Nora. The service was friendly and down-to-Earth, just as Nora was. Although it was sad to say our finale good-byes, we leave with the knowledge that she lived a full life, happy in the devotion to her family.
We returned to BC with a fuller appreciation of enjoying each day we are given to our fullest capacity. The weather here has cooperated, with sunny blue skies and warmer afternoons around 10 degrees, following the morning fogs. The grass is green and growing, and the hyacinth bulbs have sprouted. They may get a rude awakening next week when temperatures will fall again, closer to zero. Finally, I am ready to move into this new year of 2014 with appreciative anticipation. Later this week I will post more about my weaving and spinning adventures.