My word for 2014 was BALANCE, and I think I can safely say that I failed miserably with that one. My intentions were good, and the mind was willing, but it just did not translate into action. I am still working on how I can actually make that happen while I am trying to do what I do.
- should do's....
- would like to do....
- need to do......
- have to do..... are all there clamouring for a part of my life.
This month I have had to really look at all of those things, and make some decisions about "what to do", and some of the should do's, and would like to do things, and even the need to do's have been shelved. It has not been an easy decision to make, but I think God has got my attention and I am listening.
I had another visit to the doctor today for another dressing on my arm, which is healing, but being in the position on my arm that it is, makes it tricky to work with. Another week and the bandage can come off. I also have an infection in my eye, so came home with some antibiotic cream for that as well. And I am waiting for a specialist appointment for another issue that is on my mind. Add to that the fact that I am very tired and often have "nanna naps" in the afternoon, I have decided that maybe I need some "timeout" to see if I can find that "get up and go"! Time to look after me, and I don't mean to be selfish when I say that.
I shall be around the place, but possibly not doing quilts for a week or so, having a few nanna naps, pottering in the garden, and taking time to "smell the roses". And I will be on retreat this weekend at The Sanctuary. It is a shared catering weekend, so I only have to provide one meal, and I can spend time at my sewing machine working on something of my own. I remember when I first started patchwork, and it was my sanity and therapy for some difficult times.
I don't think I shall have a word for 2015. I shall just go with the flow and see where God takes me, and make sure I am still often enough to listen.
If you have read this far, thanks for sharing my life.
Blessings, From Jude