Tuesday, January 20, 2009
home from the conference
man, oh man. We are home, and the whirlwind just keeps on going!
So the last post was a few weeks ago. It literally has taken that long to get ourselves back on our feet. We had imagined a Christmas holiday of crafts, sleigh riding and other winter fun. Sadly it mostly consisted of lying on the couch wishing for a less painful death. Ah...the flu.
But, gratefully we came out the other side, rested and ready for adventure! Emery, Mark and I went to Vancouver this weekend for a Baha'i conference. The entire city was engulfed in a foggy cloud for the whole time we were there...it was gorgeous, and a little mysterious. (see these pics from a vancouver blogger who captured the fog so wonderfully...) I loved being in that city, the big lights and action. It felt like I was being let out of a cage for a moment. In terms of the conference it was wonderful to see old friends, though I really wish I could have had more time with some friends from Vancouver - especially you fellow bloggers (you know who you are!:)) But it felt as though we have been working so hard in the trenches in a battle for years now, and this little conference was like being brought into a meeting of the generals and commanders and we got to see the big picture for a second. To see the whole layout of folks all over the country working together for a common goal. Its really inspiring. I am excited to be helping a group of mom's in Aridrie (a nearby community) to work with children and support their already awesome community activities.
I also had a chance to visit with a old friend from university, who I love and miss so much and wish I could see more.
All in all it was a wonderful trip.
In the day I got home I finished this painting. Its a lot bigger than the others and a refreshing break from the rigid composition I had been using. I am not sure about it all still, but I think of it as a chance to play.