Still Around.

I have quite a few half-finished blog posts hanging around. I just never get one finished…

They say life is what happens while you are making other plans. Life certainly keeps happening, no matter what plans I make. Bronchitis, abscessed teeth and having to have our old dog put down. We only have one elderly cat left now, and the kitchen feels very empty at feeding time.

At the recent Art Festival one of my pupils had a total disaster with one of her pieces. I was playing accompaniment for her and she started skipping bars. I couldn’t find her quickly enough for us to keep going. She was in tears. In all the years I’ve been teaching this is about one of the worst I’ve had.

It’s nearly a year since my husband retired. At least he has been fairly stable on the medication. Last year this time it was ramping up to total crisis. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.

In between everything I am still tatting and knitting, and trying to get somewhere with my writing. If I don’t do it now, I never will. If all else fails, I will just put my completed books out on the internet to take their chances. If someone reads them, well and good. If not, so what.

About notewords

Guitarist, Music teacher, Writer
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20 Responses to Still Around.

  1. So it goes, indeed. Keep writing, keep in touch and warm hugs all round πŸ™‚

  2. foguth says:

    Good to know that all is well – at least as well as possible. I’m hoping your cat lives a long, long life, I lost my beloved Mr. M to cancer on April 2nd.

  3. slippedstitches says:

    So sorry to hear things are not going well. A loss of a pet is heartbreaking and really life changing. To be sick while all this is going on is added stress. I hope life lifts its heavy hand and sends you times of peace and serenity. Glad to hear your husband is doing well on his medication. I am going through something similar with my elderly dad and the medication had too many side effects to continue.

  4. Kat L. says:

    Sending you good thoughts! I hope better days are still ahead for you and your loved ones!

  5. D J Mills says:

    Glad to hear you are surviving ill health. And your husband is holding steady on his medication. Write when you can. I am happy to help when you are ready to publish. πŸ™‚

  6. So sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time! Keep hanging in there! Glad your husband is doing OK and his medication is helping πŸ™‚

  7. joey says:

    It’s good to read you, but your bad newses are bad. So very sorry about your dog ❀ and your abscess, owie! As for the student, practice makes perfect and it's a shame she messed it up, but these things happen :/
    I'm glad you keep tatting and knitting — and writing, even if it's not to us πŸ™‚

  8. Happy your husband is going well with his medication! And happy you are tatting and knitting and writing πŸ™‚
    You know, you are always in my prayers ❀

  9. Clairinette says:

    It’s good to read you again. Hoping to read you more often in the coming months.
    Sending you good vibes for a better future.
    Keep tatting, knitting, writing, and try to enjoy yourself.

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