I have been off work now for a little over two weeks and I've had the luxury of time to breathe, time to nap, time to contemplate!
Before I left work I had planned things to do for my first week off (clever, eh?). I had scheduled get togethers with some friends I had worked with many years ago just to get back in touch. It was fun. We all laughed that we were grayer and a little wider! I was back in the loop, so to speak, regarding what everyone we worked with was now doing.
Fast forward a few days and I get an email forwarded to a group of us who had worked together to let us know that one of the guys we had worked with had died, and very suddenly. It was like there was a giant intake of breath, a gasp of shock. This guy was probably my age with a son graduating from university just a few days after his death. It was tragic and oh so sad.
Hence, my contemplation. Life is too short. I have passed through the midway mark and pondered how to make the best of the rest of my life. Something like this happens and you realize how fragile life can be. I am thankful I made the decision to take a break from work! I am thankful that I and those I love are all healthy.
I got out to the garden yesterday and spent a few hours tidying up. It felt good to be outside, hearing the birds doing what they do, even the crows with their annoying cawing! It is this sweet life, complete with annoyances so just you do not fall in love too much with it!
I got my veggies planted and added a few flowers to brighten things up!
Adjacent to the previous photo is another corner of the backyard.
The above shows astrantia and a Charles de Mill rose. I contrived the photo by dipping the rose into the picture! (It's like the kid who peeks his face in just as you click the camera!)
Now, here's a photo of my current stitching. I started this BAP after Christmas but knew immediately that I was in no shape to plod through it so only had about three of those strawberries done in the border. She's big and she's BRIGHT! Whoa - she is much brighter than the photo shows!
Just for fun - can you guess what I am stitching? Maybe I won't mention the name of it until someone guesses the right answer! ;-)
Two posts in less than a week - surprises abound! Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate every comment! Happy Stitching!