Well, seems Marciaâ€™s mind is meandering all over the place today. However, my heart is focused on what we Islanders call the â€˜mainlandâ€™ â€“ the lower westernmost main land of the province of British Columbia, Canada. Living on Vancouver Island as I do â€“ in Victoria at the southern tip â€“ going to the mainland is a big event. Thereâ€™s a fabulous 1 Â½ hour ferry ride over the ocean and between the gorgeous and diverse smaller Gulf Islands of the Juan de Fuca Strait â€“ the Salish Sea. The day is cool, bright and sunny. Perfect!
The highest joy of my day will be the time spent with my hubbie, sons, daughter-in-law and our 19 month old grandson. This is to be our family Christmas together. We have chosen not to exchange gifts â€“ it is the time together that is important to us all. That time adds a richness to our lives that sustains us till our next gathering.
Though I am usually rather chatty here, this is all youâ€™ll read from me today. Succinct. Love that word! Means concise and to the point. Short and snappy. Brief. Even pithy. Pithy, now thereâ€™s a word to use before the end of a year. Okay, so the wordsmith in me has risen!!!!!
Come join me here next week. Iâ€™ll be posting more meanderings through the 52 weeks of the new year.
Have a terrific last week of 2009, folks. Be good to yourselves in 2010. You are so very worth it!
In Light & Laughter & Love,