Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

A very happy holiday to you all!

Yes, Sonji was right...at the recent Textural Rhythms opening reception at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, I was apologizing to folks for not posting more often. To catch you all up quickly:

1. I was quite ill from June-September. Who knows what the heck was wrong? The doctor sure didn't. :-( I couldn't stop coughing. My eating was impaired because of said coughing. I lost quite a bit of weight. I was miserable. Then I...

2. Went to Europe and it cleared right up and I was fine! The hubby, two friends and I went to England for our friend's handfasting, spent some days in gorgeous Rome, and popped back to London for more fun before returning home where my very first day back to work from vacation was...

3. My last day back at work after my first weeklong vacation in a year. Others took off just about anytime. I rarely took off when my mom was ill with cancer, when I fell and busted my knee and rib myself, or for the holidays. What a bogus reason they gave me and everyone knows it. I imagine that someone flipped out when they had to do everything by themselves and didn't understand how I did my job. Whatever, really. Perhaps it was the ultimate sign that I should be doing what I was meant to do in life...

4. But in the meanwhile I felt horrible about it all and I am just snapping out of it. I'm trying to put fingers to the keyboard and write again. Or fingers to guitar strings and strum once more. Or fingers to the Janome and freemotion with ease. I have been closed up in my mind for too long. It is time to channel things productively...

All I know is that my pieces are now in two exhibits and I'm waiting to hear about a third. I feel good about that--if not anything else...

7 comments:

Susan said...

Elle! It is so good to hear from you! I'm sorry you were so sick, but glad you are fine now. The job thing really stinks. I lost one job in my lifetime, and it still bothers me, because they gave me a bogus reason, too. That is so not right, but I think you are right that it is a message that you need to do what you want to do. Go, Elle!

Sarah said...

Good to "see" you online again! You have been missed.

Karoda said...

Yes, you have been missed! Congratulations on having work in 2shows and if you get in the 3rd! Wow WoW WOW!

Do you think you could have an environmental allergy?

JulieZS said...

Welcome back Elle, I've missed "seeing" you! Hope you keep up posting and creating too. Job things like that are soooo hard to get over (unfortunately I know from personal experience), but you are strong woman and will be better than ok!

Debra said...

Elle,

Welcome back, I've missed you. The job thing? My experience you usually end up someplace better when they kick you outta a place.

the coughing sounds like when I developed allergic bronchitis. I was severely allergic to an insecticide sprayed on the all the lawns, and mildly allergic to milk... until the two combined in a summer of no breathing and much coughing.

The fact that you got better with a change of venue (and possibly diet) suggests the same for you.

Myki said...

I'm glad you came by,I have been awaiting your return.I also have been M.I.A., life gets in the way of the creative flow.

Kyra said...

Hey Sister! Welcome back! Look forward to your posts in 2008!