I’m back from Lasqueti Island, fully relaxed and feeling (as to be expected) more pregnant than ever! The gals commented as we boarded the ferry to come back to Vancouver on Saturday afternoon- “Dori, you’ve grown!” Hmm… yes… Well, I think that after an ocean view week of art making and loving conversations with 4 other amazing talented women artists, the growing happened more than just in my belly.
Here’s some highlights from the trip:
The cabin we stayed at was at CY’s mum’s place, and the garden was filled with the biggest and most fragrant roses I’ve ever seen…
One day while out exploring, we found a huge colony of star-fish practicing their afternoon yoga:
Sunset on Lasqueti, taken from Boot point.
The oldest arbutus tree on Lasqueti- giving it a hug, I could hardly get my arms halfway around it’s base… It’s a biggie!
Unexpected beauty emerges from the simplest ingredients:
Raiding mother’s closet to play dress-up:
And now back home, I dragged D-man to the big Hawk’s street garage sale yesterday and found my dream table! Solid wood, round, with an extra leaf. As you can see I’ve already made it my own… My piles of stuuf spread fast and furious onto unused surfaces. Oh- here’s the yarn from the above photo in progress, and I see my belly made an unexpected appearance in the photo:
Pregnostic update: I’m officially 20 weeks, which means I’m halfway through the journey. Which actually means very litte, considering I’ve got quite a bit more growing of this Peanut. Just seemed significant the other day when I announced it to a friend “I’m halfway there!”… Not sure if that’s a feeling of victory or just a statement of condition- but as I feel challenged most days of my life- why does time go so fast? I’m enjoying the growing belly, the wiggly kidlet, and friendly smiles from other mothers, oh so very much.
Peanut, I’m already missing this special time together.