Sunday, January 1, 2012

Six months of silence

Dana and me waiting in line for Albuquerque's Christmas Eve Luminaria Tour.

What if I told you that I took a six month nap? Would you believe me? I did...sort of.
When my position was terminated and I found myself unemployed I spent the next 6 to 8 weeks remodeling my kitchen. Then I sat down for a nap and didn't wake up for a couple of months. I think in reality I might have been disoriented or depressed or at least and most assuredly undisciplined. I found myself resting....a lot....and I think I needed it.

Then at the end of September Dana became ill. He hadn't had a heart attack but was suddenly in need of a quadruple heart bypass. He needed it immediately but had to wait two weeks because of a medication he was on and the need to have it out of his system. Now that it's over with I can tell you that I didn't think he would live long enough to have the surgery. He now admits that he didn't believe he would either.

But in the middle of October he had the surgery and recovered very well. During this time I took over all of our regular duties which took its toll on me. So then I once again felt exhausted and in need of rest.

After everything was said and done we decided to go to New Mexico for Christmas. We were fortunate enough to be able to stay for over a week. Got to spend time with my sisters and their husbands. Got to spend time having my soul nourished by the Sprite of New Mexico.

Now I'm home in Missouri and ready to begin 2012 equipped with the desire / motivation to make this the year I "break out". It's my intention to write and paint like my life depends on it....and maybe it does.

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