Slow Beginnings

We have just completed the first week of the new year. Are you still hanging in there? I hope so! Carboy had surgery on January 2nd. Yes! On the very second day of the new year, can you believe it!?! He’s fine, thank you, it was and wasn’t a bit deal in that every time you go under anesthesia it is a BIG deal but he’s not badly ill or anything and he is already close to fine. But that meant that my 2nd and 3rd day of the new year was spent in the hospital (I have to say that the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena is quite nice and filled with kind and caring people). And the rest of my first week of 2019 has been waiting on Carboy’s every need. And to be honest, I quite enjoy taking care of the big guy and making sure that he is on the mend and resting so that he can heal well. So don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, I’m just thinking about how this year has had to have a soft beginning as we move gently into the year with a lot of thought to healing and wellness. I often think about new beginnings as needing to be strong, pushing forward and taking no prisoners but circumstances this year required me to rethink that plan. Heavy rain this week also meant a warm drink and a fluffy blanket on the sofa in front of the fireplace. Warmth and comfort is called for on days filled with the sound of rain outside. There is a lot to be said for easing into something new, going gently and thoughtfully. Healing is a good place to begin.

~All will be well~