As I’ve been reading your blogs first post for the new year, many of you have chosen a word of the year that represents what you want to work toward over the next year.And this year is a leap year so have another day! I chose the single word embrace.
I am going to try to do my best to embrace the year’s changes in my health, my art, and my marriage.My health is always a daily change due an autoimmune disease…some days mean more meds than others.Keeping track of the changes make me feel very old.My art has been the same for the past few years, really nothing new.So this year I am going to take a few on-line art workshops.More on those events throughout the year. My marriage…I really need to learn to cook, learn some patience on events not planned…well, and just learn some new things for me to help our marriage.
Last year was a horrible year for me.Stress is a normal word for everyday life for us.My health plays a big part of the stress.Don has been so supportive during the rough times…while still working his profession.I did not post much about my health since most bloggers want and/or expect a “happy place”.But I feel that I need to post something that is a real life issue for me.In August, I was in the hospital ICU due to a bi-lateral embolism.I was told “you missed a bullet”.Sadly during this time, we lost Sadie.Still the doctors cannot tell us what caused the blood clots…just frustrating.So now I see the doctor weekly and take more meds.It makes me feel old to see so many meds in an organizer!
I am hoping that in 2012 I can embrace the changes that life offers.I hope you will continue to visit my blog this year as I hope to post some events and changes in my life’s journey and my art.
I can't thank you enough for joining me on this journey!
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Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. ~ Mary Jean Iron
SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES
Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~ Carl Sandburg
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris
My friends are my estate. ~Emily Dickinson
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer. ~Star Richés
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~Albert Einstein
I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart's Affections and the truth of the Imagination. ~ John Keats
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson