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Monday, January 31, 2011

When time slips away

Each day is precious, yet each day flies by before we really have a chance to think about what it is we want to do with the time we are given. Nearly two months have passed since I last blogged. What have I really done in that time?

The craft fair at work was a terrific experience. I was amazed at how popular my pieces were and how quickly they found new homes. In fact, I kind of miss some of them! I had wanted to take pics but couldn't find the charger for the camera. sigh

The holidays came and went in a blur. Hubby and I got to spend a whole week together. It was relaxing. Was it only a month ago? I'm ready for a repeat.

Health issues plague me. I've been diagnosed with a highly treatable form of cancer, but cancer all the same. It's something I never thought someone would say to me: "You have cancer." My options are clear and treatment is not nearly as difficult as for some, but the thought of having the disease creeps up when you least expect it. And you wonder, in the end, is this what will someday kill me? Follow the plan, do what you should, get rest, live your life. Did you do the best with today that you could have?

Creative outlets may not heal the body but they definitely heal the soul. Whether quilting for the upcoming Rhododendron Show in March or playing with wire during a designer pin class, peace and satisfaction are within. Creating something with your hands...concentration on shape, line, form, function. The work lives on.