This has been a week of reunions - a picnic by the bay with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins - every one of us going down memory lane, sharing photos, videos and anecdotes. A very happy day. Then a couple of days and evenings spent with my three sisters and brother, catching up, sharing stories, eating good food and drinking some excellent wine - lots of laughter. It is so centering and grounding to be together with family again. A happy week, in fact!
However, I am quite exhausted having suffered a wrench to my hip while lifting my mothers wheelchair into the back of my car. I now have new respect and compassion for carers of the disabled. After going through many painkillers and struggling through a week without sleep, I have decided to take myself off to the osteopath for some tender loving care. Yoga is on hold, but luckily I am able to walk without problems and have been out enjoying the gorgeous mild weather we are having.
During this time I sold my first painting (Yay!!) the proceeds of which have become my 'kitty' for art supplies - don't you just love tubes of paint? I am now sooo motivated to get back in the studio creating. I am lucky to have had so many 'believing mirrors' who have carried me along to this point. Thank you all.