Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Warm and Cozy

A little eye candy for today...our kitty...warm and cozy in her felted bed...sooo sweet...

Kitty's feeling good and so am I! As we get close to a new year, I've been thinking of this past year and all that has happened. A year ago I wasn't feeling quite so good. I had gone through lots of doctor appointments and testing for lumps in my neck and the scary "what ifs". That turned out fine. Whew! The doc is just keeping an eye on it. Plus, a small surgery for another problem and medications that made me feel really bad and gave me headaches beyond description. And, to top that off, my hip was hurting so bad last year that there were times I could barely walk. I was not a happy camper and I definitely didn't want to deal with Christmas. By January I stopped taking the meds and quickly started feeling better. Even my hip pain started to subside. Whew! It still hurts from time to time but nothing like it did. The doc said he thought it was arthritis but...who knows?! I'm just so happy that I can walk, bike, even run again. Wooohoooo!

Also, about a year ago I decided to get out and meet people and try every knit/stitch/spin group I could find. It was scary sometimes but I kept trying and as a result I've met so many wonderful people. I see some of them at least once a week now too. I can't begin to describe how great that has been for me and how thankful I am for them and what they do for me.

It has turned out to be a really great year! I've been thinking about some goals for next year. A lot of them have to do with fibery fun stuff...of course. I've enjoyed a lot of art and craft things but I've never been so excited about any of them or for as long as I have been for fiber arts. The excitement and love of fiber arts just keeps on growing too. It makes me feel warm and cozy inside...just like my kitty. :-)

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

Its great to look back every so often and see how far we've come and how ultimately benign apparently freightening things and times can work out to be! 'Sounds like your '09 is going to be great!