New Year, New Beginnings

It’s been a long time since I blogged. Life got interesting. In the “may you live in interesting times” curse sort of way.

Big changes. I’m single. After 26 years of marriage. And not by my choice. I won’t say much about that here.

If you’ve sent me messages about the tablet weaving patterns and I haven’t answered them, I’m sorry, I haven’t had the spoons for explaining. I know the way I’ve written my patterns is not as clear as it could be. I’ve been wanting to give them all a complete overhaul for a couple of years now, but there was all that interesting stuff going on, so I haven’t done it yet. Maybe by this time next year. I make no promises.

My three kids are all still living with me, they are 21, 20 and 17 now and they are the some of the best people I know. We’re down to two cats and two rabbits, which is quite enough pets for my current circumstances thankyouverymuch.

I’m working on finishing the renovations to the house that should have been done 5 years ago. I’ll probably get them done just in time for when I’ll have to sell the house and move somewhere more affordable.

I got made redundant at about the same time as my husband left me, that was fun. But then I was asked by a wonderful friend if I’d be interested in working as an admin assistant in a high school library. OMG YES. And so for the last half of this year I’ve been working 4 days a week in the most perfect place and I am loving every minute of it. It’s casual work so there’s no job security and so far I’ve only got two days a week for next term but that might not be such a bad thing while I’m trying to get the renovations underway and support Tom through the HSC.

I’m wary of saying there’s anything I’ll definitely do in the coming year, other than survive, but I have vague hopes of getting along to a reenactment event or two, doing some tablet weaving, making some glass beads, cooking lots of good food for lots of people, we shall see. I’m also hoping to blog some more, because I miss it, and I need to fill this site with all the good things that are to come so I don’t keep finding myself reading between the lines of the older posts and remembering not so good things. I’m going to go to the theatre and read books and watch movies and dance to live music and laugh with friends and sing whenever I feel like it.

But first I’d like to be bored for a little while, too much interesting is exhausting. Get some serious sleep. Float in an ocean pool. Just stop. And breathe.

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