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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Doing These

Here I sit, with my foot up.  It has been over a week.  
I'm patiently (well sort of) waiting for the pain to subside.
I've worked up a few of these.


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SHhhhhhhhhh....

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If you know what these will look like all done, because you've received one from me in the past, please don't comment on that.  I like it to arrive as an unknown to the recipient! 

Everyone keeps making comments like: "You mean you're not at work?"  "Aren't you just wearing one of those boots?"  "It's just a toe".

But for me this pain is making it very hard to be walking on it, even with the boot or the special flat shoe.  I don't want to make it worse.  I want it to heal and I want to get back to work ASAP.  I can't be there with a special shoe or boot.  I'll take my asthma and migraines any day over this sitting around waiting to heal.

So while doing so, I've also been making these.  I set a goal (a'la Peggy and her monthly, yearly stitching, journaling etc. goals ~ I was inspired) of sending of at least one of these a month during the year 2016.


So far, so good.  In January I sent off two.  I am almost done with February's and thankful for the extra day to get it together!

Lastly, speaking of that extra day, I was hoping to again Leap on the 29th as I did 4 years ago...but I don't think I'll be trying that with a broken toe!!  Ouch!  You can see me leaping in 2012 here.
It's interesting to note how different the weather was four years ago.
We've been really warm here this week.

I hope whatever you are doing, it is fulfilling and sustaining and providing you with what you need as we leap towards March!
~Nancy

PS Thanks for keeping my secret :)


  Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Still Here

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Well, I've written at least half a dozen posts in my head while driving, or in the shower, or laying (or is it lying?) in bed.
I had things to say.
And then I didn't.

The photo above taken last week at work, before I broke my toe, sort of symbolizes 2016 so far for me.  A ragged heart.
In the course of only the first month and one half, there have been both delights and sadness.
Stories not mine to tell, but mine to live.
There has been fear, grief and utter excitement.
Illness, death, upcoming births...and more...

There has been everything.
But there has been an oddness to the feel of this year for me.

Not one I can put into words at this time. 
So, every mental post has just gone untyped.
I'm not really sure what I was going to say was all that important anyway.

Now, I sit with a broken toe, waiting for the pain part to go away.
Waiting for the healing part to get going, so I too can get going back to what I usually do.

Work and drive and take care of others.

I hope things are a little clearer in your world and filled with lots of heart too.
~Nancy

My trees
 
Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2016