Whew! It's been a whirlwind of Christmas these days, and it has been wonderful. But not exactly restful. You know what I'm talking about here, don't you? Not only did we enjoy the 24th and 25th with our immediate family - especially in our "Biggety Bed" set up in Wes's home office with the Grands singing away in the early morning hours with an ever- changing cast of little characters - we enjoyed a FULL house! Congrats to our kids for surviving this 24 hour togetherness!!
(The quilt shown here was made in 1976 as a wedding gift to Wes. It used scraps from those groovy fashions I sewed for myself in high school and college. Far out, huh? But I digress. This post is supposed to be about coloring, not colorful.)
I purchased a couple of coloring books at Walmart back in November, hoping to get a little down time to color a festive picture. Didn't happen. I hoped to bring the books out when we had our 24 hours of
Family Togetherness. Didn't happen. Post - Christmas we had a larger family gathering in Michigan and I packed the books and markers along just in case...and it did happen!
First it was Miss E, Miss M and K-Man with me. He left and we were joined by Grace. Then Laena.
Then Anne. Then Renee.
And then it happened. The realization that all this hype about adult coloring does bring you calm. We chatted and got to know each other better. We relaxed. We exercised our brains with color combinations and patterns. We oohed and ahead about each other's work. We didn't need to have more food. We were being fed morsels of fellowship and love. All through the simple act of coloring!
May today bring color you way! Any way you can get it.
Perhaps even a trip out to buy your very own
coloring book to bring on the post- holiday calm through
marker on paper! It works if you just make it happen.