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Thursday, July 7, 2016

I Am Here!

The Happy, Happy, Zen, Zen Michigan House.  It's only for four days but it's fabulous and I am grateful!

I need to step back for a minute and document my absence from Blogland for 3 months.  It wasn't planned. It wasn't bad.  It was busy, bordering on overwhelming at times but it's behind me.  I learned a few things that I may have known at one time but had forgotten.  

1. Dietary supplements and I don't always get along.  I tried a new one that totally, completely sapped my energy level. It took me a bit to figure out the culprit but once I stopped, my energy bounced back just in time to...

2. Take on doing another persons job, in addition to my own.  With daily planning, some extra hours (what is a weekend?), a whole lot of communication with my team, I have been getting it done. In mid-April, a colleague left the company.  She performed a vital role and I was the only other person trained in the process. There has been no time to train someone else to do it, because...

3. The only thing you can count on is change.  On June 3rd, my company was sold, merger, acquired - pick your word. Bottom line things will be changing at work.  The transition has started. It will take several months for the integration to reach me and my responsibilities will shift again. Just need to keep on keeping on because...

4. Health is important.  I am fine! We are still working thru the logistics of when my DH will be having back surgery. After several delays, it's tentatively planned for the beginning of August. The delays were probably a blessing in disguise as my Dad underwent 3 cardiac catheterizations between mid-May and the end of July. He's doing well with 5 stents implanted and avoided open heart surgery. And finally..

5. Some things are unacceptable. This is one of them.

And it can't be allowed to happen again.  Me not sewing something - anything - is bad for my well being.  It has since been dusted off and is with me this week.  I have a recently completed project to share and a new one underway.   


  1. Whew, you have been a very busy girl. Glad to hear that your health is good. Try to get some R and R while in Michigan, sounds like you need it.

  2. What a beautiful house and garden! Just being there must be good for the soul.

    Hooray for having time to dust off the foot pedal! Looking forward to seeing what you have made.