Very Happy and Prosperous
Two thousand and Fourteen
and hope that this year knocks the socks off 2013!
You will have noticed that my blog posts dried up in July 2013 ... here's why:
At the end of 2012 I was so optimistic for 2013 and looked forward to being creative in and around my home and garden. I was settling into my job with a new company, becoming familiar with the personalities and characters of all my residents, their friends and families and colleagues. I had decided not to embark on any more studies and was looking forward to the mental break and having extra time to sew and read and generally play.
On 31st December 2012 I'd lost my voice and became subject to a very stressfull change in household circumstances without consultation or consent. What had been a companionship had broken down.
In the middle of these events I received an email from my Mom, who is retired and living in the most gorgous seaside town in the Western Cape, South Africa. She had written to let me know that she had been diagnosed with odenocarcinoma. I was stunned and didn't know how to respond. In retrospect I think I had just become emotionally numb in order to cope with day to day 'stuff'.
|When Harry met Meisie|
For us, 2013 ended with my return from the trip to South Africa, a very slight tan;
Mom doing very well after chemotherapy and surgery,
and a few flimsy quilt tops made, with a few being made into quilts.
|South African sunset over False Bay|