Friday, January 11, 2019

Wishes for a Hopeful New Year

I hope everyone has had a nice and restful holidays and a great start to the New Year.  It's been a while since I've blogged.  Life became busy as always, and then my mom fell sick.

What seemed like a strangely lingering terrible cold turned out to be something far, far worse.  I flew down to help for several weeks as she dealt with surgery, hospitalizations, oncology appointments, and treatment options.

We were all able to spend Christmas down there, which was wonderful.  As of now, she is holding steady, and we are praying that the treatments work.

a short-lived dusting of snow in November
Here in Massachusetts it's been a strange winter, with bitter cold alternating with warmer temperatures and rain.  What little snow we've gotten has melted off quickly, and a precocious snowdrop has even decided it's time to bloom!  I don't dare predict a mild winter though - the last time we had such a January, we ended up with record amounts of snow in February.

I wish everyone a wonderful and hopeful 2019,
and as always, happy gardening.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's illness. Sending you and her strength, love, and prayers. The snowdrop in January is a lovely symbol of hope for better things to come.

  2. How awful. I wish you and your family all the best in 2019 Indie.

  3. What a scary thing to have to deal with, Indie. Sending you and your mother, especially, lots of healing light and internal fortitude. Blessings.

  4. Hoping for a steady then complete recovery for your mother. Strength and courage to you both.

  5. Indie, I am sorry that your mother has been ill. It must be very difficult for her, as well as you and other family members. I am praying for you all. Deb

  6. I am sorry your mother is so ill. I am sending good thoughts your way. Keep us posted! ((a big hug to you))

  7. Happy New Year! Sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she recuperates and feels better. I didn't blog much last year either. Life got really crazy. One of my goals this year is to post weekly. We'll see how that goes.

  8. Hope your Mom pulls out of her illness. Love the bluebirds. Happy 2019!

  9. Thank you for your kind comments, everyone!


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