Monday, February 9, 2015
On The Mend
I want to thank everyone for their kind wishes these past few weeks during my bout with pneumonia.
I seem to be on the mend now and I am finally beginning to feel human again. Even though the weather is absolutely horrid and I have no intention of going out again until it is time to get on the plane for Arizona at the end of the month. The snow banks are piling up out there higher and higher. It is deceiving when I look down from my apartment windows at the snow below. It is much deeper than it looks from up here!
One thing about being so sick is that I realized I need to take better care of myself. As you know I am always doing things for my family. Most times I do too much. I was wearing myself into the ground. There are many days I am so busy running errands and doing things for others that I don't get my own things done. I know it looks like I do a lot of art but I really don't do as much as I want to or should be.
I was very worried about turning 65 at the beginning of the month. I had no idea of course I would get so sick for my 65th birthday. Turning 65 is quite traumatic for me. Medicare. Social Security. Yikes.
I am going to be saying "no" more and more to my family. I have to for my own self preservation. They are going to have to figure things out for themselves. I can no longer fix everything, nor do I want to. Everyone is a grown up now. Even my grandson. He is 15 now and I have done all I can do. It is up to him now.
I leave you with my little Valentines Day pattern! Have a good week everyone and thanks again for all your get well wishes. It has meant a lot to me these past few weeks.