I know it's eleven days past new year, but I had to make sure it was going the way I wanted it to. Spring has come early this year - I knew it would - and the feeling of optimism and freedom I have right now is more than I've had for a long time!
In hindsight, which we all know is a wonderful thing, I think I must have been very bored and jaded with life prior to the cancer thing. That isn't to say I wake up every morning with a song in my heart - although there really is one in my head most mornings - I wake up as miserable and cantankerous as I ever did, only Freya will dare to speak to me before coffee. No, I now have a sense of 'purpose', a much used cliche, but it does happen.
Although it's only January, I am working towards the Hamburg Bead Fair in August - this is my one chance to shine in the midst of international beaders................and I have no intention of screwing it up through lack of preparation. On my beading mat at the moment is one of the most beautiful stitches I have ever done, and I have a feeling it may be a variation only I have done, this will not be aired until next year though - I need at least four original designs for 2013's workshop schedule!
On a personal front, Nina has had her staples out after her gallbladder removal, and is slowly getting better, I have had my central line (which has been hanging out of me for 3 months) removed, the last room to be renovated in this old house is taking shape and we should be able to have next Christmas in it, all in all a lot of good reasons to get up in the morning!
'In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love', said Shakespeare - 'In the spring an old man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of home improvement', is closer to the truth, said me.