Wednesday, January 1, 2014

~Snippets from December~

It's been a long time. 
And yes, I did indeed fall off the face of the Earth. 
In a manner of speaking, of course. 
I would love to say that I was busy enjoying life over the last three months I've been absent from this blog: crafting and painting, reading good books, cleaning the garden for winter; cozying up to a fire with a purring cat on my lap; baking and making homemade soups. I would really love to say that. But the truth of it is that the last three months have been spent with doctors, lots of pain, severe dehydratration, sleepless nights, endless episodes of The Wonder Years, hospitals, my first ambulance adventure and the month of November spent living with my mother to nurse me back to some semblance of health. Oh, and lice.

Let's just say that I am hopeful that the worst of it is over. I still have a long road to full recovery. I can't drive yet and stairs are my worst enemy, but comparatively the month of December was heaven next to the six weeks that lead up to it. 

Christmas was wonderful as it was the least stressful I have ever experienced and somehow, despite all that I can't do right now, presents were wrapped and some festive decorations were put up. We were able to host Christmas dinner for our family and I even found myself doing a little crafting to fill my soul. I look back at December and declare it a month full of little miracles all adding up to something more.

I have lots of hope for what is around the corner. I am so relieved to say hello to a new year and open my arms to all the most impossible possibilities. 

Happy New Year, my friends.


  1. Sorry to hear about your illness. Best wishes in your recovery.

  2. i've missed your blog, my friend! your home looks so beautiful. :) continuing to pray for you and your health. happy new year!!

  3. Oh my goodness ..... I had been thinking of you and wondering where you were, how dreadful, it all sounds very frightening and painful. I am so very glad to hear that you are feeling much better now though and I hope that everyday you are closer to becoming your old self.
    Your home looks so cosy!
    Happy 2014 to you and your family.
    love jooles x x x

  4. You have really had a time of it, haven't you? I am sending along many good wishes for a complete recovery as well as a New Year full of peace and joy for you and your family!

  5. Good heavens, I hope you are ok... sounds like it's been pretty rough. Sending you lots of good healing and juju!



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