calendula_witch, markferrari and I are taking the_child to the Natural History Museum at the California Academy of Science this morning. That's close enough to the Witchnest to be a nice walk, but in the interests of managing my energy, we're going to be profligate and drive. I'll be making lunch for the four of us after, then taking the_child to the airport for her flight home to Portland and her mom.
Tomorrow we're heading for the coast to spend time with calendula_witch's brilliant aunt, the European-American artist Susan Dutton, possibly dropping off the grid completely until Saturday evening, as both Internet and cell access are uncertain where we're going. If I drop off the Internet for a couple of days, don't worry that I've been eaten by a grue. (Unless, of course, I have been eaten by a grue, but presumably calendula_witch would spread the word in that case.)
Otherwise I hope to get a year-in-review post up this evening or tomorrow morning. Likewise, blzblack, cathshaffer, and daveraines have been discussing Faith with me in comments over here in such a way that I want to reframe some of my basic stance on this. I owe the three of them a much richer and more thoughtful response than time has permitted me these past couple of days, so watch for a post there as well.
As for the 900 pound gorilla in my world right now, chemotherapy, well... I'm just living my life right now. A week from Friday, I go down the rabbithole until July. I'm scared spitless, determined to be strong, and I know I will win. For the most part, I've been keeping the worries, depressions and fears at bay, as well as the Fear. (Which has, frankly, been much less of a monster for me since I've gotten down to the nuts-and-bolt details...) It's out there, it's real, but I'm enjoying my child, my love and my vacation in California before I jump into that pool of toxic waste.
What's on your mind for the new year? What are you doing to ring out the old?