(why this pix? no reason other than I love it and it conveys "dropping in" in my book.)
So much has happened in my life in the past few years that I have forgotten what "Normal" is for myself and my family. My mother was diagnosed with end stage Pancreatic Cancer back in Jan. 2013 and she passed away in May that year. In October I had an accident and broke my left ankle (one of those bad breaks that required surgery and metal plates/screws....nasty and life changing) and then my very dear friend Mary Jane started becoming more and more aware that the blood disorder she had was becoming more serious (Myeloid Leukemia) and she has recently passed. If all of that wasn't enough, just before she passed I had to have surgery to remove the metal from my left ankle. Clearly..."normal" has long since been lost and today was the first day that I got out of bed and thought to myself....what would be fun and enjoyable to do this morning.
It didn't take long to find some fun...
These placements arrived in the mail yesterday from Joanne at Splitting Stitches Blog. If you have not had a chance to see the very cool placemats you can click HERE. Joanne had made a huge stack of placemats and took them to the Dartmouth Hospital Children's Rheumatoid Arthritis Camp for the children to color/paint. When you read her post (HERE) you'll easily see how much children enjoy painting their own placemats.
Oldest Co-Worker with a bit-o-tude :)Joanne's Placemats is that anyone can color/paint them and enjoy them not matter how young or old they may be.
While we were painting I started thinking about the class I took from Patt Blair at the Empty Spools Seminar last March. Had I had one of these to practice on before I started my Elephant....I may have been a wee bit more relaxed. Live and learn :)
Now that I've shared what getting back to "Normal" is for us....what is "Normal" for you and your clan?