Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas

Wishing all my wonderful blogger friends a wonderful Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year. I hope you have a lovely time whatever you are doing. To those of you who are travelling, take care and stay safe.

Thank you everybody for your inspiration and support, particularly in what have been some difficult times for me.

Love and warm wishes to you all.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas card and Snow

A Christmas card with one of the love Sarah Kay images, which I coloured with Prisma pencils. The papers are Bo Bunny. Flowers are from stash.

We have snow in abundance in Basingstoke, as some of you may have seen on the TV news. This is what my garden looks like this morning.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

And ......... now to some cards

I am so late in getting stuff done, but here is a selection some that I have done today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thank you ........

This is a note to thank everybody for their support in connection with my last post. I really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness in leaving me messages. I seem to have got a little of my mojo back, so will post a few cards. But I don't think there will be any challenges before Christmas.

Thanks you again.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Depression - What is it?

Well - I thought I knew - I just had to pull myself together. I have been suffering from clinical depression for some time now - I knew it was getting worse, but just thought that was par for the course - I would get worse before getting better. So I would not give in. I thought I was strong and reliable - this is not for me, so I kept on and on, working harder and doing more and more. I also caught every bug going as well, which of course made things even worse. My life seemed to be full of loss; sleep, appetite, energy and enthusiasm, concentration out the door, confidence, self-esteem, drive, enjoyment, patience, feelings, optimism, and almost anything else you can imagine - everything just went. At it's worst, it is a glimpse of hell, which I would never wish on anybody. Somebody said to me if you put 18 amps through a 13 amp fuse, there is only one possible result - the fuse breaks. I broke.

In the end my husband dragged me to the doctor because I could no longer function, and could barely get out of bed for the bathroom, or get to work. As a result of all this, and following a long tearful conversation with a consultant, I have spent five weeks in a lovely hospital, which was covered by my health insurance, and the care I received was second to none.

I am now at home, some days are really rotten, some are good, and I know that the rotten days will eventually be outweighed by the good days, but I am on the road to what is going to be long haul to recovery.

I make no apologies for publishing this - one never knows what is around the corner. I hope I will be stronger and have learnt that I cannot be everything to everybody.

So I plan to get back to my crafting, get some Christmas cards under my belt, and learn to relax, and take life a little slower for a while.

Best wishes,


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