the times that are
Oy! There’s so much busyness around here lately. Papers written. Case studies endlessly researched and submitted. Posters laid out and printed. Presentations given. This third year of nursing is full on. I’m now in Week 8 of 10 intensive weeks of classes. I’m so looking forward to a break. There’s a short one coming up – and then a month long placement in an intensive care setting. Have I already told you this? I lose track of such conversations these days :-)
In amongst all the attention given to hyperthyroids and damaged lungs, failing kidneys and newly diagnosed epilepsy, asthmatics that don’t want to take their medications and wounds that will never heal, there’s been a few moments found here and there for the things that I know still define me … who I am, what I treasure, how I express myself.
And I know this will always be so. Yes, there will be lots of nursing and probably more research and study too – ’cause that’s a big part of where my family’s future lies. But there’ll always be time set aside for stitching and pottering, sharing the slow days with my girlie and dragging home treasures from the footpath, cooking and thrifting with my love and quilting until my shoulders ache.
Hopefully, this week, there’ll be more time to sneak in a few posts here at blockaday. Share a few of the sweet stitchy things I’ve been working on. Tonight, here’s a snippet of the times that are …
:: all this time at the desk demanded that I do something
about last year’s thrifted desk chair … so I did …
& now it fulfills Mr. Morris’ command -
to be beautiful and useful ::
:: possibly the weirdest hard rubbish find ever … but oh, the fun
Abby & I have coming up with ideas for them
… leads to lots of giggles from us and eye rolling from Julian ::
:: a quilt is bound … well the machine stitching part of it at least ::
:: a blouse is cut out ::
:: hmmm … not sure what this chair wants to be yet … still listening ::
:: a kerfuffle of shopping and enthusiastic chickens
lead to there being 4 dozen eggs in the pantry … lots of baked egg custard
… perfect writing food I say ::
:: an election was held … Julian & I had the great delight (and pride) of sharing
with Abby her first election day volunteering … it was marvellous! ::
:: so much to do … just the way I like it ::
And you? What are these times demanding of you?