Monday, January 12, 2009

Gray Times and Go Bridget!


Gray is all around us having the potential to make me feel gray. A few days ago I embraced it's beauty and their was a mistiness that was even warming. Dahlia was fussy and hadn't taken a decent nap all day so just before 4pm I got the kids ready (Dahlia in the snugly pack) and we walked to the park. I was determined to have her sleep and she did. Soren and I played like old times searching for the Grufalo home and exploring the gardens. We needed that time together and it's a sweet memory. Darkness comes early and sometimes with clearer skies we can see the moon all day. I often marvel at the fact that I'm here and sometimes I get frustrated and angry and dream of sunshine and living in Hawaii (like a 13 year old). But there's really no way of getting around the fact that I live in a gorgeously green country where moms have to bundle their babes up and be ready for rain. I'm going inward and see the beauty in a land that is opposite from the climate where I was raised. Kids aren't free to play outside in the sun all year. So. . . colorful scarves make me happy. Coffee shops are a refuge and good friends and family keep me sane. . . and looking out the window on the train at all the pastures and lochs-- stunning.

My sister Bridget just called to tell me she passed her first exam in law school at the university of Glasgow. She's been stressed to say the least and I'm so incredibly happy for her. In December she had a get-together at her house for her son Atlas' Birthday and invited a fellow student from her program. The girl was a truly nice person and told me how hard the program is. She said if she new how hard it was going to be she didn't think she would have gone into law school! . . which brings me to my sister, who is in this program, with 4 kids!! She's HARDCORE. She always has been. I love her. Go Bridget!!

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

I hope your gray times lift soon. From your pictures it looks so pretty there. I am so happy that you went to the park. What a fun memory for Soren. I can't believe how big he is. He looks like a little man. We need more pictures. I am sure Daliah, (did I spell that right), is grwoing so fast. What a sweet family. Hang in there and I will too.

Gian and Andrea said...

It was good to hear about your life again. I appreciate when people share themselves.

charles said...

I feel your gray pain. It's been snowy and rainy lately. And we've all had the stomach flu. boo-hoo.

jaredandmatisse said...

Your sister is amazing! What an accomplishment. She is living the dream. I also know your sister's sister is amazing, too (you). Dance is hard like Law school. It is probably more selective then law school, too.

Bridget said...

Cammie- you are brave and everything else! You moved here with one baby- away from all your support and you even had another baby here! You are amazing. The lack of sun here is hard, but the grass is still so green. I love you!

theleguis said...

rainy days and mondays always get me down. but sometimes its wednesdays. I am just waiting for spring. Oh to have green and not brown!! Congrats on the baby girl dahlia . I haven't checked in on you guys in awhile so Congratulations. she is beautiful.