Saturday, January 10, 2009

Back to life, post holidays


Thrilled the holidays are over. Something doesn't occupy my mind constantly like the holidays do. There is such fantasy to live up to around the holidays,which now starts at Halloween on tv. When that music starts on a daily basis it sets off panic in women. If we left it up to men it wouldn't get done. That may be just the ticket,let them do it all. In fact since my sister left,my brother in law had us there for Christmas and seeing the kids. No ornaments on his tree just lights. I brought a few annual handmade ornaments fortunately,and my youngest niece made a few. I made alot of food and bread and my homemade cranberry liquor,along with presents. It was a nice mellow time and I loved seeing my nieces and nephew,and my son. It made me think that maybe women create the chaos of the holidays? Stopped over at my sisters for a few minutes and then it was time to drive home,avoiding the most heavily deer populated highway around. Made it thru another holiday and another year. The collage above is an older collage, more to come in the new year. Happy New Year and New Prez all!

4 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy New Year Joy! Great post and I, too, am glad holidays are over. Whew! Love your collage here! I look forward to your art in 2009 :)

William F. Renzulli said...

I am intrigued by the collage, which I really like.

Happy new year, and yes, sometimes I think women do create a lot of chaos. (but in a most delightful way.)

notmassproduced said...

happy new year to you too and love the heart.

Kris Cahill said...

I love this collage and the sentiment expressed here, Joy! I am so happy when the holidays go away. We did it very simply this year, and I did not create any chaos at all. Lots of good food, yes. I think it's all those nesting expectations. I just didn't have it in me, especially after that last year, economy, election, etc...

Happy New Year! I think the whole century officially begins on January 20th!