... and we are exhausted. Back from Germany we had friends here for three days, celebrating the St. Roger. That's our way not to celebrate new years eve. You heard right. We won't be celebrating the end of this year tonight, we are too tired. Have you never felt disappointed because at midnight between the years you expected something magical to happen, and it just didn't ? Instead, everybody is overwrought, slightly disappointed, on the lookout for t h e party, which simply doesn't exist ? Well, celebrating the St. Roger is one good way to avoid it.
It doesn't keep me from thinking about the year we are just about to finish, though, neither from thinking and hoping for the year to come. I can't remember the last time I had a year so full of changes and new things to adapt to, so full of challenges as 2007. Moving was not at all as easy as I had thought it would be, the winery is the biggest challenge Vincent and I ever faced and every so often a little pessimistic thought strays into my mind. But on the other hand I have never been able to sell so many illustrations, to almost make a living with the things I love to make, I have not met so many nice people in the last five years as I just did via the blog and Etsy and I want to thank you all for that.
Tomorrow might be the day when I make up a completely unrealistic list of things I would like to accomplish in 2008. Right now I'm tired and just a little bit sad because the last three days were such happy ones, and all of a sudden just when you didn't expect it, the moment to say good-bye to all the friends sneaks up on you, and you have to let them go again.
One of our guests was four years old the day before yesterday. Juliette is the greatest little girl, but let me tell you: A four year old at eight in the morning when every grownup in the house has a hangover from the night before is certainly entertaining, but it also makes the responsibilities of parenthood seem huge and selfless.
A short belated Christmas information: Advent gift number 24 is for Natalie.
If peaches and cream every day were a realistic wish, this is what we would like you all to have. As it is, may your wishes come true and your year 2008 be a good one. Cheers to you all, friends.