April 21, 2016


 Life has been hectic, not always in a good way

It seems to have been a constant round of medical things and appointments. If it hasn't been Macmillan, it's been hospice at home, or doctor or district nurses. Add in palliative pain clinic and you can see where the days went to.

Most of these things are being set in place for when needed and it's reassuring to know. But it got so every day seemed to have something going on.

We have settled down a little now though and are trying to enjoy the days. We were hoping to go to Wonderwool in Wales this weekend but it's too far and will be too exhausting for Mr Mog so we made the decision to stay at home. Both of us very sad as we love meeting up with friends at the wool festivals.

Mr Mog now goes to the day hospice one day a week which gives me a day , well 10 until 3, to do my own thing. I am now driving all the time as Mr M is not allowed behind the wheel, something that upset him greatly as he loved driving..

I've not been knitting much as wrists are still fragile but I have been playing in my art journal as you can see. It gives me a good deal of satisfaction to splash paint and glue about. 

I never have anything in mind when I start but prefer to see "what if"

Health wise Mr Mog is not doing too bad, very weary and sore but no worse than he was. We know it can't last but are enjoying the now. He has put some weight back on which is good. I've lost some more and that's not a bad thing for me either.

So what have you lot been up to? 


Sea said...

You're both in my thoughts every day. I was gutted for you when you said that you weren't going to Wonderwool?....I know how much you both enjoy it

Roobeedoo said...

So good to hear from you and to see those lovely splashes of colour!
You are very wise to get all your services in place for when they are needed.
I am planning to go to Woolfest this year - maybe I will see you then :)

Blue Witch said...

We think and wonder about you both often. So glad you have everything in place and that things are not too bad.

Your journal pages are wonderful - such lovely colours.

And redistribution of weight - fantastic!

Ruby Louise said...

Your journal is beautiful! I've never quite been able to put colors in the locations and combinations to match what's in my head.

As for me, I've been knitting a pair of socks that I started over ten years ago. It's a lace pattern that was beyond my abilities when I started way back then (and ended up ripping out nearly as much as I knit), but now it's fairly straight forward. It'll be nice to wear them at long last. I'm glad I never completely gave up on them.

Sending hugs to you and Mr. Mogs.

sarah said...

Many warm hugs to you. Such a very difficult time, it sounds like you are handling it with wisdom and love. Such beautiful artwork here, I really am admiring of it. xx

Antoinette said...

Such beautiful art journalling! Not a talent of mine, I have great admiration for those who can create such beauty.
Thinking of you, as ever. I've been wondering how you're going there. Hugs and warmest wishes to you, dearest. xxx

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