Last day of 2012 today, and the Red Cardinal takes a pause to reflect.
I am so grateful to be here to celebrate the New Year,
grateful for the love and support of family, friends, relatives, and the old and new friends found in the World of Blogging!
2012 started with a big shock for me, on 2nd January, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, while still in recovery from a serious motor vehicle accident. I was in complete denial for some time, but eventually reality hit home in quite a big way.
So much has happened since then, and I am amazed to think that a whole year has passed. I continue to work hard on healing, on living well, on improving my fitness and eating healthily.
The Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect continues to produce the odd rose, despite our haphazard attentions ...
I went back to work at the Art Gallery, and loved the exhibition of Treasures from the Prado ..
All in good time, I began to sew again, and have a heap of projects waiting to materialise ..
Best of all, 2012 saw us become grandparents again.
The 3-year old cousins, Little Aussie and the Petit Garcon in Canada were joined by the
Little Bebe, another Canadian grandson.
Plans are afoot to make the trek and go meet this little man.
We are off to see
The Glums, Les Miserables, to finish the year.
I expect to be tucked up sound asleep by midnight,
even though we are one of the first countries in the world to get there...
So I'll just say right now,
to all of you, Bloggers, Readers, Commentators,
Happy New Year, from the Red Cardinal!!