…for gratitude, stress, joy, melancholy, and the full range of other emotions we humans experience.
One of the joys (and gratitudes) this season was this very nice package from Donna at Brynwood Needleworks. I have been enjoying her blog for a few years and as a Corgi mom myself, I especially appreciate her “Tuesdays with Tag” posts. I won a recent giveaway celebrating her 3,500th blog post and received this handmade cork key ring and a personalized pen. Thank you, Donna! 3,500 daily blog posts is quite a blogging accomplishment.
Last week, my husband had ankle replacement surgery. Once healed, the quality of his life should vastly improve (another gratitude). The six weeks of no weight bearing recovery, however, will certainly be a stress for both of us.
My favorite coping mechanism during these times continues to be my hexagon project. I can keep hubby company “watching” a lot of football working on these hexies!
Since I’m staying close to the house during these first days after hubby’s surgery, I have been trying to make progress machine quilting this hexagon quilt using an edge-to-edge feather design. I’m about half way through, maybe.
Three friends have unexpectedly lost their spouses this December; a reason for melancholy as well as a reminder to be grateful for the loved ones still in my life.
So, when the season starts to wear me down, I try to quiet myself for a moment, exercise an attitude of gratitude and just breathe. I certainly hope your season is a time of gratitude and joy as well.