It's been quite a long time since I posted last. I can't even say what has occupied my brain. The battery in my camera has surely drained by now and will need to be recharged before I take it out and seriously use it again. Life has just seemed to have this drifty quality, very similar to the feeling I had years ago when I read the book Cold Mountain. If you've only seen the movie, you've definitely missed what I'm talking about, since the book was able to take pages and pages to develop a scene where a movie would fail commercially if it tried to do the same on film.
My daughter Grace has received her PhD and has returned to the United States as planned. Just before she left Germany, she was offered a position back in Germany. She is having a hard time adjusting to the thought of returning back to Germany for the next three years, but this new position will definitely be good for her career.
She is also taking me in hand and doing a Clean Sweep on my craft room downstairs. At the outset, she was concerned that I would be resistant to getting rid of things, but the purging has been rather cathartic. Working down through the layers on the flat surfaces of my work space is a bit like an archeological dig. I think the oddest thing we have found so far is a pair of brown ribbed pantyhose that was tucked into a spot in one of the bookcases. There was absolutely nothing wrong with them so I'm rather puzzled how they migrated their way from my bedroom upstairs down to my craft room. Needless to say, I have a lot of things to either sell online or give away to friends or GoodWill.
I started this entry with the idea that I had something important to say. Needless to say by now, that I am several paragraphs into this and haven't found it yet. Since probably no one is reading this, it's not a big deal. At least my state of mind has been recorded. I believe that 2012 has a lot of change in store for me and this is as good a place to record if for later reflection as any.