Sunday, December 28, 2014

Seasons Greetings . . . let me explain

 In the mad rush to complete the last week of school . . . I may just have dropped my computer on it's head in the car park late one night . . .
 It performed one more time, but then a lot of . . . n o t h i n g !
 Nothing the school tech's could do . . . had to call in the Big Guns.  That meant no computer access for at least a week.  I just gave up and didn't think about it.  There was only enough energy and enthusiasm this year for one special present.  A mini quilt for a friend who has been a wonderful support to me throughout this challenging year.
 In that last week, I had some difficult news that I'd lost my long term teaching partner to a private school.  I cried for a whole day.  I was devastated and couldn't see a way forward.
 My garden and the summer sunlight is a constant strategy and coping mechanism for me to survive.  Out there the beauty of my flowers calms my soul and helps me to go on.




 Christmas Day has come and gone.  A peaceful day with family and friends and the happiness of being me and being at home.  The joy of a tiny tree and just a few special decorations.
 

 Our Quilting Group made special Postcards for our Buddies.  This was mine that I made . . .

. . . everyone has a song to sing.
Sorry for the break in transmission.  I will be more careful in future with my hardware!!

10 comments:

Kate said...

I hope you can relax and forget about school for some of the holidays. Your flowers are amazing, as always.

Quiltedtime said...

I did the practically same thing with my laptop at the end of last Spring term--dropped something heavy on it. Repairing it was going to cost more than buying a new one, so elected to get a Surface tablet. Glad I did.

I understand about losing a great comrade at work. They really seem to be few and far between, so we have to treasure them while they are with us.

Happy New Year, my friend.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh bugger about the computer............but even worse losing your work college to another school........but everything will be ok......enjoy your garden.........lovely sewing projects........

Muddling Through said...

The garden and petting the pretty fabrics is often a sanity saver for me, too! Sorry about the 'puter, but maybe you needed a little extra down time. Your postcards are lovely!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Annie ~ Sorry to hear about your computer.

I love the piece you made for your friend who was a bulwark of strength and love for you this past year.

My flowers and gardens are wonderful therapy for me and I look forward to working in them more in the coming year.

May 2015 be a great year for you.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

apiecefullife said...

Sorry end to the school year. I hope you gets to spend lots more time in the garden the next few weeks especially with family closer now.
Love the post card. Sorry I missed out on that!

Nikki said...

May the new year bring a whole swag of good new things to you, Annie. It will certainly bring visitors from Melbourne next week, if you're up for it ;)(email me and we'll work out a day that suits).

xxxn

JB said...

Love that post card. What a good idea.

Sue said...

I hope you had a good Christmas Annie, it is a sad loss for the school but she will be back 2016 & you have much to look forward to 2015. Looking forward to a catch up in 2015. :)

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