So i had a bad year...
Hey y'all...I'm still around but just not so much on this fine wintersowing website. I'm setting goals now that the new year has finally arrived. I'm afraid I'm going to need help from all my old buddies and possibly new ones.
Like i said i had a bad year. It started off with that nasty tornado that came thru our area and totally destroyed everything around us. We lost about 9 trees, our fencing, cars damaged, roof damaged and alot of my W/S babies. My husband and i tended to all the tree work since our insurance didnt cover them unless they were on a structure. It was at least a two month process if not more with alot of backaches and chainsaw blues.
Then in May I lost my favorite Uncle to cancer...
June...the ONLY good thing that happened was my youngest son graduating. Two days following, we found out my husbands baby brother had multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. We had to take him into our home for care due to the fact that his wife loves her bottle of whatever more than taking care of him. We didnt realize how bad his life was until we took him into care for him but we were gonna fight the battle strong and hard with him. We go to the doctor at least twice a week for chemo and blood transfusions when necessary.
July, i have a few flower volunteers but they rarely got any TLC from me due to my crazy crazy schedule plus depression had set in.
September...my youngest child was unvoluntary put into the hospital after his girlfriend of 2 years broke up with him. He was there for 9 days. Heart-breaking but he overcame it like i knew he would but the days before he was hospitalized were darn scary.
October...my brother in law started getting these huge bulging lumps all over his body. It was frightening. He had a skin tag underneath his arm pit that filled with blood and was the size of an extra larger than normal cherry tomato.
November...we lost our dog named Harold who was having bouts of sickness all thru the summer. We had him for 11 yrs.
December rolls around, we have the lovely ice storm that leaves us without power for 5 days. Brrrrr, it was cold but kinda nice because it slowed my life down somewhat. I got to do puzzles by day & cook by candlelight and go insane when no one was looking! Not to mention, x-mas falls in this month and well, it was poopy.
And on January 9th, we lost our sweet brother Dale. We gave it our best and its still hard even knowing he's in a better place and no longer suffering. He was only 44. I find myself still going into the living room and expecting him to be in his favorite chair. I got in the car the other day and felt the absence of his prescence in the passenger seat since i often drove him to the doctors visits.
So here I am now...knowing I gotta keep myself busy, not think too hard about things. I'm thinking wintersowing is the way to go if i can motivate myself in that direction. I have my dirt, I have my plastic wonders but I'm kinda seedless since i sent alot out the last time and didnt bother collecting from my crops. I'll be posting on the exchanges when I think I am up to it.
I gotta re-start this year off right. I like making beautiful things grow so perhaps this is the route I need to take. Plus I miss all my entertaining buddies and their amazing boogie dances.
Here's to new starts!