Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Beginnings

“A day late and a dollar short”…. okay, maybe two weeks late… an old phrase that always pops into mind when I fall behind on things.

I’ve had computer problems for several weeks now and have finally gotten a temporary solution.  I know I need a new computer, but that is not at the top of my list right now!

Like many I know, I wrote a post about my new year’s resolutions (two of them), and it went out into the ether somewhere.  I picture it as a small piece of cyber trash floating in black space.  Shame on me for polluting the ether!

Do I want to name all the things that have prevented me from being my usual self these past few months?  Maybe.  While I think of this blog as a place where I can write openly about my creative life, lately every time I began a post the worries of my personal life felt like a gag in my mouth and bindings around my wrists.

After six months of uncertainty, worry and stress, my husband lost his job on Jan. 4th.  I can say that the stress of worrying was considerably greater than the reality of being jobless!  He’s been home for two weeks now, and we are doing well!

We have two new babies in our family, and both were high risk pregnancies.  I’m thrilled that all has ended well with healthy baby girls in both cases.  Now I can knit without praying so hard for their safe arrival.  Now begins the typical worry that all parents, relatives and friends feel for their precious young ones, and that is a happy relief from worrying about their arrival!

Back in the studio, I am working on my medieval woman, drawing for exercise and for design possibilities, knitting some fun, frivolous things.  Now that we’ve used my video camera successfully once (the embarrassing sabering moment), I hope to make some knitting videos! 

I will post photos shortly!

4 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

I'm glad to see an update from you. Your posts from the last few months sounded like something was worrying you, but it's been hard to know if there's anything I could say since I didn't know what was going on.

I'm so glad that both babies are OK!

You sound really good about your husband's job situation. I hope that it resolves itself well. Often that does happen - even though going through that transition can feel really scary at times.

Glad that you're continuing your creative journey & looking forward to photos!

Sue

OzWeaver said...

Sue,

Thank you for your incredible words of encouragement! Wow. I hope I meet you someday!

callybooker said...

Goodness, what a lot of stress, but that is good news about the babies. I wonder if they will ever appreciate the anxiety they have caused??

And I am sorry to hear about your husband's job. That happened to my other half a few years ago and, as you say, the uncertainty is so unnerving that the reality seemed much more manageable. Just make sure he has enough to do or he'll be hanging round the loom all day! But seriously, hope it works out for the best in the end.

OzWeaver said...

Many, many thanks for all your encouraging messages. They have really brightened up my attitude!