Thursday, July 15, 2010

Losing My Way, And Then Finding It Again

Hello!  How are you?  

Oh my goodness, what a week.  As well as my blogging break there has been:
  • A trip to Sewjourn that was like a perfectly balanced meal.  Salty and sweet, spicy and sour.
  • A complete collapse.  All the exhaustion, the holding it together, the trying to be all things to all people, the emotion, finally caught up with me.
  • 3 days spent almost completely in bed.
  • Eating of an inordinate amount of chocolate.
  • No exercise whatsoever.
  • Strengthening of important friendships, and beginnings of new ones.  Letting go of some others.
  • Renewal.
  • Realisations, home truths, cold hard facts and recognition of decisions that need to be made.
  • Chicken, leek and bacon pie.
  • Bookbinding, painting and some guerrilla crochet.
It's good to be back to blogging.  I've missed it, and I've missed you.

Maybe I'll see you tonight at the NCB.


  1. Oh I wish I could make it to NCB tonight to catch up with you, but it's been a crazy week and I'm going to have to give it a miss again!
    So sorry.
    Glad to see things are back on track for you.
    Talk soon, Cinta

  2. Don't like to quibble, but aren't "inordinate amounts" and "chocolate" mutually exclusive terms? Anyway, glad to see you back in this space!

    Thanks for such a lovely weekend at Sewjourn.

    Liesl x

  3. Dang it, wish I could be there too. I hate winter and all the lurgies my family has been getting. Meanwhile - you sound like you've had one helluva week. I hope the ups have been greater than the downs. xxx

  4. been thinking of you Cathy, sending you hugs & hope to see your smiling face soon.

  5. I've missed you, and I wondered how your weekend away went! I'm glad you've decided to slow down a little. I have too, but it's awful when days in bed are the catalyst for that decision.

    Not long to go now until your opening! I really wish I could be there. But I'm secretly planning a footy weekend away sometime in August for me and Scott and I think some extra time with my Melbourne peeps (and fabric shops) will be well deserved!

  6. I hope all the blah of the past week was adequately compensated by the small mercies.

    I was hoping tonight would be my NCB debut, but it's just occurred to me that as Hubby's out for a work dinner I'm obliged to stay home while Jack sleeps. How annoying!

  7. You've got so much going on right now Cathy - I can relate to that. Chocolate to the rescue!
    So good to see you back here, have fun with the craft night - wish I could beam myself down there one night!

    p.s love the crochet

  8. Have fun tonight. I'll be there in spirit!
    So glad that you've been able to take some time for yourself this week.

  9. Missed you too; glad your back. I hope slowing things down and all that chocolate helps put everything in perspective. I’d like some chocolate, mmm, chocolate!

  10. Are you saying it was YOU? I have been madly trying to figure out who warmed the stork up.

    Hope you continue to recover from your case of the red meanies and yay for having the courage and strength to take stock.

  11. What a week!! Lots of chocolate indeed.
    I've just posted a blog about a painting of mine (Brett Whiteley-like). You were in my thoughts when I posted it.

  12. glad to read that the time off has been helpful for you. love that scarf!

    and your posts have been missed by me...

  13. was lovely to meet you last night!
    i like the sound of this inordinate amount of chocolate...

  14. Chicken, leek and bacon pie, yum! Just the thing for 'strengthening medicine' ;)

  15. I am so glad you are back with us. x
    I can relate to the letting go of friendships, sometmes you just drift so far apart that it is like there is not much left in common, it is hard.

  16. Sounds like you have made some decisions - Look after yourself exhaustion can be a shocking thing.

    Hugs - Fee XX

  17. If it weren't for the downs, we wouldn't enjoy the ups so much, you know. Life's kinda like that.

    Hope the weekend is more up than down.

  18. Glad to have you back and blogging. Sounds like you were absolutely exhausted, and least you took the right medicine. bed rest and chocolate. Can not go wrong there. :) Hope you are feeling better now.
    Take care!

  19. Thanks for an amazing weekend at Sewjourn Cathy, glad you've got your groove back.

  20. Welcome back! Hope you're feeling much more you now. I'm drooling at the thought of chicken, leek and bacon pie. Yum!