I have been missing in action for awhile sadly, I have been nursing a case of self pity. I gave into a dose of it over the new year celebrations or lack of them and it has taken me awhile to get my head out of the doldrums. Normal services will resume now that I am back to been thankful for everything that I have and do recognise that we are luckier than most of the UK as living on this beautiful Island makes us tier 3 whilst mainland Scotland is in enhanced tier 4 along with England, which means yet again lockdown for most. Whilst I am thankful for the technology that keeps us all together, particularly family it is not quite the same as seeing them and giving those amazing grandchildren of ours a huge hug. I am clinging to the HOPE that the vaccine will help bring the day nearer that we will see them.
Anyway onwards and upwards, another chapter begins...
I have been asked by our Grandson to help him with his school project which he is doing on Scotland and living life on an Island. We are both excited about it and have been making plans of little videos he wants me to make. He has such faith in my capabilities with technology, I can but try.
I have had fun helping with the Church calendar.
I have made a start on a crochet project, a baby blanket. The plan is to crochet 2 squares a day and so far I have stuck to this and I have enjoyed the process.
It is also my intention to give the craft room a good sort out and finish any projects left unfinished. I suspect there might be one or two, but in fairness I do not recall anything in particular. I want to have a sort out so that I know what craft materials that I have. It is my intention to use everything out of the stock cupboard before I purchase more.
I have already made a start with the art stock. It was a joy to open a few additions on Christmas morning. Water colour pencils have been added to try in my journals. Along with craft books which are always a pleasure.
I was so blessed at Christmas it would be impossible to make a list of everything, but I was truly thankful for each and everyone who sent me cards, gifts and messages both by email and post. I feel humbled by this amazing blogging community and the generosity of its members.
To finish I would like to share the beautiful sky that we had yesterday morning. It was a bleak, dreary what locals would call a dreich day but when I pulled back the curtains I was met with this:
The last picture a bit of a blur, but blogger won't let me take it off.
I was met with such beauty, so in the grand scheme of things what have I got to be downhearted about? I need to stay focused on what I have and what I can do not wallow in what I can't. Hope all is well with everyone and that you are coping with the lockdown or whatever the restrictions are in your part of the World. Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.