Friday, September 4, 2009

Where is the year going?

I didn't think 2009 would pass me by so quickly. I wanted to start a blog - which I did. However, I thought I'd be able to write in it at least once a week. Obviously the perseverance needed to write a novel evades me! Here we are, almost half-way through September and nothing much has changed. I still have a job that isn't quite what I want, and I still can't keep up with the housework. I was right when I said that the housework obsession would not last for more than a few days!

I have been going to a book discussion group which has now dwindled down to three of us - was it me? I was convinced by one of my daughters to go to sewing lessons with her so that we could do something together - guess who's still going and who decided it was too much? Yes, I'm still going every week, stuck on my second item of clothing for the year - a jacket - what possessed me - why not a tea towel or a handkerchief? Next time it will be something useful that I will want to make again! Seriously though, I really do enjoy the lessons - even though I get there too late because of work meetings. I know how to fit a pattern and I've learnt that pattern sizing bears no resemblance to the size of clothes in shops and that I mustn't feel like an elephant every time I measure myself and then look at the pattern sizes. Self-esteem goes for a slide downhill if one isn't prepared for cutting out the biggest size and even adding bits of paper here and there!
I thought 2009 would be a year of change, and as I write this I realise that it has been - of sorts. I have expanded my horizons (slightly), and I've started to make changes in my work by changing workplaces. It's not huge, but it's a start. I mean, who would have predicted that it would be me spending hours looking at patterns and materials in shops and on the internet ? Certainly not me!
It is those I love that I count as my blessings in life. Who am I without their love?