One rare and lovely time this week when I was feeling particularly good I stepped outside to take a few pictures.
I saw the primroses planted by an angel (actually our gardener, Angela, but pretty close) right after the snow. They were a surprise.
They brightened my day. On this sacred Sabbath, it is good to rest and remember that there is so much grace in little things. Kelly has been writing about this on her blog as part of the Grace in Small Things project. I thought it would be the perfect theme for this post.
I haven't blogged for 10 days, which is unusual for me. I've been working on getting my health together, and have been plagued with very low energy and a flurry of "migraines from hell" that finally abated this morning. I'm actually doing okay though, because of the hope that I have in a full recovery, which I think will come soon, in the next few weeks when I get my hormones balanced. I feel so grateful for everything in my life. Especially for the ability to afford health care, to pay for the hormones, to be able to stay home and rest and take care of myself, and more. I feel extremely blessed. Thank all of you for your wonderful support during this time!
For Valentine's Day I made LoveHubbie an unusual Valentine. It's sort of a shrine or maybe better, a diorama with little messages for him hidden throughout. The centerpiece of the assemblage is an old refrigerator part that I could have discarded but was inspired to use for this. I used an additional refrigerator part in the center-upper right as well. That's what happens when your refrigerator needs repaired! I anchored them with superglue (they were heavy!) and then in wax covering the whole back of the box about 1/4 inches thick. I painted them and then put all kinds of little hearts and glittery embellishments all over. I made some gift tags and used some acetate hearts as well. It was so much fun. I think that this is the sort of thing I enjoy most of all---completely unpredictable one-of-a-kind playful art---that actually ends up making sense to me in the end.