Thanks for putting up with my whining yesterday. I’m feeling a little better today. Just admitting it and writing it down seemed to help. And the comments were comforting too. Today I’m back to looking at the bright side, at least intermittently.
Life might not be completely perfect, but I’ve got a lot of good stuff going on.
For starters, the sun is shining insanely out there in the thirty-below-zero-with-the-windchill sky, and my Christmas Cactus is blooming.
Secondly, I don’t have cancer anymore, and I’m in better shape, pain-and-mobility-wise, than I was before the back surgery. So even though I’ve got some lingering health issues, they’re much better than the ones I used to have.Third, the financial situation, though a little worrisome, isn’t dire. I’ve got time to figure it out. Even if I lose my house, which isn’t going to happen, I’ve got enough yarn and books to keep me going for at least a couple more years, so I’ll be okay.
Also, I’m in love with someone special who bakes me apple-cranberry muffins and is always up for an adventure or an ice cream cone or adopting lovebirds or writing a novel or whatever wacky idea I come up with.
I’ve got a wonderful son who ends every phone conversation with “I love you Mom.” (And he gave me a gift certificate for Blue Moon Fiber Arts for my birthday. Can you believe that?)
I’ve got a very special giant cat who is crazy about me and never lets me forget it.
And I’ve got all of you.
But wait! There’s more!My three skeins of luxury yarn were delivered yesterday and they are delicious. Two of them (Forest Floor and Green Onions) are merino/cashmere/nylon; the third (Mermaid’s Tail) is merino/alpaca lace They’re from the local Wandering Cat Studios‘ Etsy shop. There was a special cat birthday celebration going on over there, so there was free shipping and a contest and (insert drum roll here) I WON the contest! I don’t know what I won yet, but I’m excited. I hardly ever win stuff. One time about 30 years ago I won the grand prize at an Icelandic Christmas party: it was a flexible pencil. (I so rarely win stuff, it makes a permanent impression on me when I do.) Okay, gotta run. I’ve got some real work and a real deadline, and I’m having an MRI this morning too. They want to get a better look at the thing they’re pretty sure is a fibroid in my uterus. (Before this year, I’d never had an MRI. This will be my sixth one!)
I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today too.
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