Highs: Started my course in Children's Services. A positive move. Planning for the future. Feeling like I'm achieving something finally. But it hasn't been easy (see the "lows")
Going to see Keith Urban in concert on Saturday night with my sister. Fantastic performer. We danced all night.
Seeing My Mr (and my Dad and brother-in-law) enjoy their V8 racing experience so much on March 5th.
Seeing C play football at half-time at and AFL match at Etihad Stadium.
My kids are happy and healthy, loving school, doing well. I am really lucky.
Lows: My grandmother passed away on March 12th, after battling on for 8 long weeks at Wangaratta Hospital. The only upside is an end to the suffering she experienced thanks to 25-odd years of crippling Rhuematoid Arthritis. She will be missed.
My sister's father-in-law is seriously unwell. A really tough time for their family with a pretty poor prognosis unfortunately.
Realising that I had bitten off way more than I could chew taking on full time study. Having to admit that after just one week was demoralising. Switched to part-time, which is much better, but on my "bad days" I still wonder if I'm up for it (the course and the job to follow).
I have been seriously "overdoing it" in terms of my fibromyalgia - ie. family outings, four trips to my home town, going to TAFE, the usual weekly running around for kids sport etc.
My health seems to be on a downhill slide at the moment (see all of the above). Not sure when or how it's going to stop sliding and start building again.
Have hardly caught up with my dear girlfriends at all in 2011 (see all of the above).
I know this isn't much of a blog post, but it might help to explain why I've been so absent, and such a lousy friend these last few months. The wheels have fallen off a bit I'm sorry to say. I know that I'll bounce back. I always manage to - thanks to my amazing supports.
I did manage to have a little art therapy last month. I finished a mixed media canvas that was a lot of fun to do. I'll finish on that happy note and show you a pic of my canvas "Birdsong". Love to you all.