Yes when I came back from traveling, I was pretty sick. I stayed in the bed for a week, had a fever, and a terrible headache. But I am much better now. I'm still blowing my nose and have a cough, but I do not at all feel like I did two weeks ago.
Yes the caregiving situation took a scary turn and is something that I will eventually have to deal with. The upside is that maybe this is what has to happen for significant change to occur.
Yes I lost my dear furry companion. I am not certain that this was the right time and I have an enormous amount of remorse and regret. She may have had another week, month, or year left. But I will never know and it bothers me deeply. I miss her a lot.
Typically I look at my birthday as my "new year," but I would be remiss if I did not admit that 2015 didn't get off to a good start. Despite all the negatives, there are lots of positives and I have to keep those in mind. My mind tends to dwell on the bad stuff and it's easy to forget all the goodness that exists.
I am always humbled by everyone who stops by to say hello and send prayers and good wishes. This helps in ways that I find difficult to describe in words. So I will simply say thank you for all of your encouragement and support. You all are just the best.
I started writing the Barcelona post after I posted about Paris. I just need to upload some more photos before I publish it. After that, I will post my 2014 sewing year in review and, hopefully, some comments on a finished project.
Many heartfelt thanks again.