While I was away:: Someone gave birth. Someone died. Someone announced a pregnancy. Toilet training went out the window (approx. 3 weeks ago). The house descended into chaos. My brother-in-law decided to start squatting in our garage and turning up unannounced in the house while I'm in the shower. 2 parcels arrived - 1 from Nicole full of biscotti, and the other from Anne full of lovely alpaca and cards and sweets of which photos will come shortly. I took, basically, no photos. The job I was working on descended into chaos (do you get a sense of a theme developing here?). The passionfruit plant went ballistic and needs taming.
Returning to what should be my normal life has been slightly harder this time. For many reasons, this trip was really important for me, and I feel I only accomplished about half what I thought I would on it. Some things have blown me away and created magic where I least expected it, and other things created stress where I least expected it. It was an excellent trip, but I'm feeling down and sad about a life I do not belong to, about the farawayness of the countries I most love, the people I love, and the things which inspire me. I wish on trips like this, I could bottle up all the emotions and experiences and draw on them every now and then. I know it's not that far away, and I can techincally go back whenever I want, but today, I'm missing it all, and wondering what happens next, and feeling tired and emotional.
I still need to tell what happened in NY, but need photos to do that, and they wont happen till I have some energy. But it was fabulous, the yarn purchasing was fabulous, and Cari is fabulous, and Sadie and I had intimate moments with tongues and ears, and go wish her congratulations, because she's having a baby of her own and it's very exciting (Cari that is, not Sadie). So much to blog about, and I don't know where to start.