Oh-oh tii-iidings of co-omfort and jooyyyyyy.

I am on the verge of being maudlin tonight I think. It is so hard in this day and age for some of us to keep up connections with our families. I mean, we can get on facebook any time we want and that’s okay. Facebook is a wonderful tool for keeping up with far-flung family. But it is so hard to find time and space to connect face to face.

We went to a MacMullan family party today. The Macs are The Commander’s family and they were originally based in the Detroit area. The Commander followed my old coot to the yooperland many many moons ago and I grew up there but we would drive down to Daytwa a couple times a year to visit my grandparents and other relatives in the area.

Many many thanks to my youngest Mac cousin Doug and his beautiful wife Jennine for again hosting a wonderful holiday get-together at their gorgeous house. For many years it seemed that the Mac family only got together at funerals. The older generation has been slowing down and some have died and the younger generation(s) have scattered and everybody is busy and yada yada. Doug and Jennine have stepped up to the plate of keeping the family together, at least at the winter holiday season.

Sooooo much fun today. My cousin Cathy’s kids (and grandchild!) are so beautiful and nice and doing so well. I hope she can see them from wherever she is. She was something like three weeks older than me and I wish she was still here. We would’ve been talking each others ears off tonight if she was still around. But then. I absolutely loved talking to my cousin Sally today. She’s the oldest cousin in the Mac family and I have always admired her so much. She is an artist and I can remember her teaching me about the color wheel using the crayons in my 64 Crayola box when I was just a kid and she was going off to college. We are both baggy old bags nowadays and can I just say we were laughing our you-know-whats off today. Along with Jennine. And Dogmomster and the GB Fins eventually arrived and I dunno. It is so hard sometimes to keep up family connections but it is well worth doing.

Love y’all and seeya Friday — some of y’all anyway,
Kayak Woman

3 Responses to “Oh-oh tii-iidings of co-omfort and jooyyyyyy.”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Yes, people and life do change, but how wonderful that you can stay connected with your family who is still here. (and have a great time doing so) I get maudlin during the holidays too; it’s a hard time for me for many reasons.

  2. l4827 Says:

    We just came back from a good time with the in-laws/ family. It was fun. Good to kept up info and connections. Time is good to use, *now* ……

  3. DogMomster Says:

    We had a GREAT time at the party last night! Of course, getting up this morning was not much fun (just TIRED), in part because it’s gonna be a week of “almost nobody else at work”…. so … but memories of last night’s visit kept my smiling!