Saturday, March 13, 2010


It comes as no surprise to those in my life, that I bid a hasty farewell to 2009. I hate wishing a year away, but there are times when a year is sent to test you. I have lived through other such years and I'm sure there will be others.
This year I am determined to improve my chances of living through several more years, good and bad. I finally dug out my old determination, dusted it off and tried it on. It still fits. I have big changes in mind and I need help to get there. Nutrisystems is helping me with one change for the first few months and when I get weary of their "cuisine", I will switch to Prevention Magazine's 400 Calorie Fix. Is that all there is to it? Nope. I have the good fortune to be a student of Briala Silva of Briala Body Works. If I get lazy, she will track me down and hound me. I am ready to stop risking life and limb just getting through an ordinary day. I am ready to feel well, and secure that I can manage to get from point a to point b without disabling myself.

So have I put my life on hold until all of this comes to pass? Not on your life. I have become more involved with Domestic Violence Services, both as volunteer advocate, advisory board president, and community educator. I have two dream vacations planned for the end of summer, early fall. This is after all, a HUGE birthday year for me and if I don't plan how I want to celebrate, no one else will. Later in the fall, I will look forward to the arrival of my first grand niece or nephew, then a graduation celebration for my daughter who will wind up her long and intense schooling with the Wostep School of Watchmaking at N.G. Hayek, In between all of these earth shaking events, real life with J, my life-long love, continues to be both exciting, exhausting and filled with real life drama, thanks to his job.

I'm not going to make any promises about blogging more frequently, but I do have some gorgeous things on the needles and when they are finished, they will make their debut right here.
Look for Falling Waters Shawl, designed by my darling friend Jane and featured in another wonderful friend's book. I also would love to make the Yggdrasil Blanket for a special baby.

In the mean time I leave you with our personal scene of the winter that was.