All I can say is "Thank God it is Spring!" I am so happy to see green stuff coming fully alive, and to think that I can actually plant something and it won't be hammered by snow and frosts.
This winter was especially hard because it seemed like there was less sun than normal, and I was really paying attention to being alone. I also had a lot of company and then a fair amount of travel...there never seemed to be enough time for me to be alone and to do real thinking. I could go on whining, but there is no real value in doing so, and YAY!! Winter is over!!
What I can also say is that I feel like I am really coming out of the worst of the grieving and sadness over my husband Ron's death. I spent a little time talking to a grief counselor recently, and the most important thing I learned is that I am in transition - and that I am right on time. The important thing about being in transition is that I don't have to know where I am headed/going, I just have to be right where I am. I can live a day at a time and the transition and its results will reveal itself to me at some point. I do need to pay attention...which I am doing with daily journaling again, which I had quit doing when Ron got really sick.
Another sign that I am coming round is that I had a really great time at Maryland Sheep and Wool. The rain held off, the temperatures were great, and people seemed really comfortable and happy. The pacing of customers in the booth and in line at the show was great. It never got crazy with long lines, but was nice and steady so I had the opportunity to really chat with people and take some selfies and talk about what has happened for them in the past year, and so on. I got to see some great projects that people had completed, and that is always fun.
Booth at MDSW
Gratuitous MDSW Sheep Shot
My sage is still green, but the buds are getting fuller every day and will be bursting into purple soon.
And finally I want to thank all of you! who have supported me through this time with prayers, kind words, and just good thoughts. Thank You!! And may we all have a wonderful spring and enjoy the new green and flowers coming on all around us.