Wednesday, November 15

New Beginnings

Three weeks of October our routine was thrown off course when the caretakers simply upped and left one fine day, after getting their Diwali bonus. It was a nightmare to deal with guests, cooking, washing,cleaning and taking care of the dogs.
There was no time to update my blog or work on any of my projects.
There's so much truth to the quote
'New Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings...'  Lao Tzu  
There were days when I would despair and wonder if we would find good trustworthy people who would love the dogs and I must say I have to learn from the dear husband's 'can do and everything is going to be fine attitude'. He sure was a pillar of strength and support. 
Since the 1st of November we have got good help and I can sit down and try to complete some of my projects. 

The image above shows where I've got to in the 1 year of Stitches Challenge. The end of 2017 is fast approaching and there's still considerable amounts of blank fabric waiting to be filled  with stitches but I can do something about that. I'm saying that from a stress free position unlike the three weeks where I was like a headless chicken. The three weeks taught me some valuable lessons.
There's always scope to simplify our lives further.
Learn new skills and be more self reliant.
Angels exist.
Help comes from unexpected sources.
There is so much to be grateful for.

To New Beginnings. Cheers!
I hope you have a good week.