So what's been going on the last several months

Not making a baby or anything terrible like  that.

My mother had a major health crisis this fall that she (and I) am still recovering from.

Then I fell and broke my kneecap at the end of December.  Pain, nightmare, surgery, locked in a leg cage for three solid months, and recently liberated, that's what it looks like now.

What's been interesting for me to observe is how little I've wanted to write down any of this bad terrible stuff as it happens.  I used to be an obsessive journaler, especially about  the bad things.  I stopped when I realized how possibly unhealthy it was to carefully document every bad feeling I ever had, so none of my angst could possibly scab over and heal.  With all the terrible things happening, I never felt drawn to document or share most of it at all.  I just want this past several months of my life to get swept away, to affect the rest of my life as little as possible.

Unless something really exciting happens in the next two months of physical therapy, this should be the last time I talk about this.


Artfirmations: When a pretty picture doesn't make the message clear enough

I've been shopping around for some new stuff to hang on my walls- some of the art I've had since I was 13, some of it I stole from my mother, there was the poster that traveled around with me in college, all the typical pathetic stuff.  It time to upgrade to some adult choices.  Here are some top contenders.

Buy here. In my younger, less sane days I used to write that over and over again in my notebook to try and keep from freaking out.  This reminds me of that in the best sort of way.

Buy here. Does everything really happen for a reason?  I dunno.  But I LOVE the colors here, so I'm willing to accept that reasons are possible.
Buy here. Everything in her storefront is gorgeous, but I especially like these next two pieces.
Buy here. In her store you can see a closeup of the fine print- it's worth reading.