It’s almost two months since I last published a blog post. That post was my Word Of The Year April Happiness update. On reading that post today, I relived the trauma of breaking my arm for the third time. This break was my right arm so there was extra difficulty in the following two months. I made the decision to stay away from blogging, while my arm was in plaster, so that my stress levels didn’t get out of control.
Most of the things that have made me happy over the past two months have also had an element of sadness.
My son came to visit
It might seem like overkill to make that sentence a heading, but it really was a big deal. I hadn’t seen my son for almost three years, due to covid, so I’m sure you can imagine the joy I was feeling at his visit.
Unfortunately there was sad side to his visit as he came back from Queensland, where he now lives, for the funeral of his cousin who was my nephew, when I was married. Because it was quick weekend visit, Steven was unable to bring his boys, so sadly, I still haven’t seen my grandchildren since covid struck. Despite all that, we had a beautiful visit.
The broken arm has kept me quiet, so there has been more time than usual for reading. I haven’t been working and in the first few weeks, I didn’t do much of anything really, due to the pain.
Since breaking my arm, themost memorable book that I’ve read is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. This was historical fiction, based on the true story of Belle do Costa, the personal librarian of wealthy financier J.P.Morgan, who became one of the most powerful women in New York
I did watch more than usual. I was very quickly seduced by the TV series, Alone. This is about 10 people who were dropped into the wilderness alone, and without any TV or camera crew. Their aim was just to survive. I rarely watch TV, but I loved the psychological element in this series. At the moment I’m bingeing on Damages, the American legal thriller series that first aired in 2007.
Has Wordle grabbed you in it’s clutches? It certainly has gotten hold of me. The first thing I do in the morning is check in with wordle. I love solving the little five letter word puzzles, and am now also hooked on wordhurdle which is the same, except has four, five and six letteroptions.
A Big Decision
We have made the decision to move into town. There are many reasons for this, but it really does feel like it’s the right thing to do. Moving will be a little sad, as living here, surrounded by a national park has been a joy. We have loved the off grid, stand alone solar lifestyle, but it’s time to move on. More to come on this later.
Yesterday, we said goodbye to our beautiful Molly. She was 21 years old and gave me many years of loyal friendship and happiness.
This is a very short update post, as I’m still struggling to type with my left hand.
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