Happy Holidays!

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I apologise for my absence during this last couple of months of 2020. Life is busy – as always – but not with anything that generates blog fodder. Nobody is clamouring to read about or see photos of me cooking and baking in my jammies, going for a donder around my neighborhood, or being tucked up on a sofa watching a movie. Now that the weather is colder and the pandemic is even worse than it has been, we Picts are in hibernation mode.

It is also the case that I am very burned out. In-person teaching during a pandemic is fatiguing on every level. Throw in supervising my own kids’ doing virtual learning on top of that and all of the usual business of daily family life and I am exhausted to my bones and crawling to the finish line of this year.

It seems ludicrous to state this during a year of “social distancing” but, now that I am on winter break, I am looking forward to a solid chunk of time in which I don’t have to deal with people. I need to not hear my voice say the word “mask” and I need a break from all the constant cleaning and sanitizing – and my skin really needs that break too.

So I am hoping to use this winter break to recharge my batteries and replenish myself through quality family time, lots of relaxation, and hopefully some art time – because my creative mojo has temporarily gone walkabout.

And so, as I sign off for now, I wish you all a wonderful festive season, happy celebrations to those who observe Christmas, and a safe and healthy new year.

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18 thoughts on “Happy Holidays!

  1. Whoa!– great to see the whole family! Good lookin’ group, and what’s in that orange juice, anyway?? No, no, never mind. I’m embarrassed– I never knew you were a teacher on top of being a mom and an artist. Oh, that’s right, you’re a Pict, and Picts are superhuman– no worries… 😊

    Merry Christmas, Laura! Rest up, have a wonderfully relaxing break, and I wish you much success and happiness in the coming year!!

    • Thank you. Best wishes to you too.

      Yes, I was a HS English teacher pre-children and back in Britain. Since emigrating to the US, I have been a preschool teacher. The only age group I have not taught is 5-10.

      And those are indeed mimosas. That photo was taken during our Thanksgiving breakfast.

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