Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy 2012!

Those of you who have been following the plot will know that the end of 2011 didn't go exactly to plan. As a matter of fact it went completely off the rails. I've had my operation, I've had my chemo, I have radiotherapy to go yet but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
Nina had her gall bladder removed last Friday, so her gallstone pain should be gone now, just the post op pain to get rid of. 
This brings me to 2012 - it isn't something I would normally say, but 2012 has got to be an improvement on 2011! Nina will be better, I will be better, life will go on, and we will get back into the habit of enjoying it, rather than checking the diary to see when the next hospital appointment is due. 
We will walk along canal paths, we will take the car into the hills and watch Peregrine falcons hunting, we will walk around lakes and talk to the ducks and the swans, we will laugh at stupid things and marvel at the stars, we will start living again! The last few months haven't been 'living', they have been 'surviving', that is why 2012 is so important - it's the year we will get better, and plan for 2013.
Grab each moment as if it's your last - one day it will be.


  1. I had that gall bladder thing...I had two. The second was really a cyst. Usually by the time they find them, they are cancerous. For the moment, I dodged the Big C. So, as I see it, last year was a pretty good one for me. For you two. You could have ignored the symptoms and been no more!

    So, we continue on. Taking our pleasures where we find them. But, if we are lucky we have learned to take pleasure from simpler things and revel in the glory of the Universe around us.

    Have I ever told you that I like the pic of you in the hat while working? My husband wears one just like it, but with a feather hatband.

    Happy New Year.

  2. A great New Year for you, Nina, and Freya!

  3. Yep Here is to 2012! So glad Nina is better too.

  4. Bonne année à vous deux, santé, bonheur et joie
    continuez de nous ravir de vos belles créations

  5. I'm so glad to hear you're well and Nina is well and you have plans to enjoy 2012 and bead! Love the engineering you do with your pieces.

  6. Thank you ladies, and thank you Marcia for noticing that my stuff is more civil engineering than Art! :))) I wonder if I could design a suspension bridge? :))