The days have been a bit of a struggle (but we are ok). The glue holding me together is (of course) love and laughter, friends and family, chocolate and wines, but also…. My blog, the sands. Writing here -thinking about writing here- keeps me gathered. It has since the days when Boodi was just a tiny Winters babe, and I love it here (thank you thank you, you lovely people who stop by my place to read). The other piece of lovely little glue, a pretty thread that keeps on weaving, is snail mail. I have received a few precious envelopes this year. They always seem to arrive on a day when I really need them, as though they travel with magical intuition. One…