Saturday, January 21, 2012

What the?

It doesn't seem possible to me that it has been getting on for three months since I last posted.   Don't get me wrong, it is quite possible that I could let things lapse for that long, I am intrinsically quite slack, but it just doesn't seem so long ago.  Is that linked to age?  You know, when you are a kid, everything takes F*O*R*E*V*E*R, but as we age, time seems to move in F*A*S*T*F*O*R*W*A*R*D mode.  In fact I thought I was doing quite well.  I knew a busy period was coming, but then it got busier, which meant that works of interest to my blogging friends got put aside, in fact my creative output slowed to zero. And then life got busier still. A conference in New Zealand was quickly followed by a meeting in Malaysia (in the few days before Christmas). This all on top of two visits from collaborators, and my normal job of course.  On the family front, my lovely daughter's 16th birthday and Christmas at my house. A visit from MOTH'S sister and husband (who live in the UK) as their mum moved into a nursing home. And oh yes, many new projects at work and plans for 2012.  In between Christmas and New Year saw various happy social functions, and then after the New Year, the family crew headed off to WA for a few days R&R.  Then there wass my darling boy's 20th birthday, a trip to Sydneywith at least two more coming in the next couple of weeks.  What am I?  A FLIGHT ATTENDANT/EVENTS COORDINATOR?  Far out man!

Not that any of these things are onerous in themselves, I adore my crew, love to socialise and even though I may complain endlessly about the full-on-ness of my job, I actually like it and as my dear sister Meghan reminded me, at least I am doing something of value and making a difference.  Nevertheless it has been a fully hectic period and I fear that I have lost the ability to switch off and slow down.

In a moment of deep darkness, I thought "Wouldn't it be good to be able to see into the future?", you know, like reading the last few pages of a novel so you can find out what's going to happen.  So I decided to approach this scientifically; yes, I consulted my horoscope!

So while other star signs contemplated a year full of romantic fulfillment,  prosperity, good health and happiness, here is what I can look forward to:

Sorry, how can I work like a dog when I'm in FOETAL POSITION!???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So far the horoscope is delivering on its "work like a dog" prediction. I expect similar action from the "reap the rewards" part, otherwise I will be asking for a refund on 2012!

It goes without saying then, that I have nothing beautiful to show, except for the two buddies at the top,  taken on Christmas morning.

There should be an SSS post going up shortly, since we had our first Saturday meeting for the year yesterday. It was so inspiring to the girls, we had a lovely day, thanks Meghan, I don't know what I would do without you all.

So belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  I have been sustained by your inspiration and beautiful works, I truly appreciate your talents and your willingness to share.

Not sure what my goals are for the year. A combination of new and old might be just the ticket.

And oh, if you have a look in the latest Quiltmania (no 87) you might see some people you know!




antique quilter said...

Hello! happy to see you surface again! I am waiting patiently for my copy of Quiltmania to arrive
ok so not patiently but waiting
glad all is well

Margaret said...

It's good to see a post from you no matter what. I sure hope you aren't toooooo crazy busy this year as your horoscope predicts. Do try to get time off too! I need to get that Quiltmania mag! Which issue is it again? I'll have to look for it.

Sue-Anne said...

Its good to hear from you and it sounds like you have been having a crazy time! Hope you get some time to smell the roses soon and I can't wait till Quiltmania comes out!

Miriam said...

Ohh I found Quiltmania yesterday and there you are!!!! :)

Well, I do hope life slows down a little for you and you do get the time to enjoy the rewards of all your hard work.

Happy New Year!

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