Hi, all. Well, this New Year I’ve decided I want to try to write in this blog more. I miss online journalling, and the conversations it inspires. So I’m going to post the links to my new posts on my Facebook, in a very limited list. If you got here from that, please don’t share my blog without my permission beforehand. Thanks.
This New Year I’ve actually been making lots of resolutions. I need lots of projects to work on and things to look forward to, because once again we’ve been hit with an unexpected blow–end of pregnancy #2. This time I got to 8 1/2 weeks, everything seemingly going fine, and then an early “reassurance” ultrasound said no heartbeat. That was a couple weeks before Christmas, and I had no symptoms for weeks. Yesterday I started a round of herbs prescribed by a local herbalist, and today I think the physical part is starting. A two-part sadness.
I thought I had wrapped my brain around it by now, have had weeks to process it “abstractly”, but the physical aspect of it is starting to hit me in a more tangibly emotional way. Uncool.
So I’ve been trying to think of this New Year as a Fresh Start, with lots of projects. I want to learn to sew. (Although whenever I sew, it becomes apparent that I do not really like to sew. Hmmmm…) I want to teach myself to like to sew. I want to figure out how to be a better gardener, start planning earlier. I want to lose the few extra pounds from being pregnant and then depressed on and off since August; my pants are all tight. And of course, I want to write in this blog more.
One wonderful, serendipitous thing we’ve been doing lately is going up to volunteer at a local animal sanctuary called Springfarm Cares. That is where I adopted Bean, and it’s a wonderful place. They had an Open House on December 21st, and you could go in all the rooms and visit everyone. It was a great party, and David and I filled out our volunteer application that night. Since then, we’ve been up a few more times, to sit with the cats and help socialize them, visit with them. But really, it is intensely mutually beneficial. A lot of them need human attention, but we definitely love extra cat attention. So many different personalities, so many new cat friends to make. I hope to write more about them in this space as our volunteer adventure continues.
I also hope to use this forum more like Livejournal used to be, for those of you who remember that. Facebook just feels too wide-open sometimes, even with filters . So please, feel free to comment and let me know how you’re doing too.