Thursday, 22 September 2016

Just over a year!

It has been just over a year since I posted last and as ever with me when things are not good I don't come out to play. 2015 was a difficult year from start to end with Dave working away several days a week for the first nine months of it. We got to the point where we couldn't bear it any longer and he tried to resign but the company decided they would tweek the office structure to fit us better but took so long to do it! Lottie also decided the time was right for her to buy a house of her own and by December she was completing her purchase and moved house the weekend before Christmas. Christmas was a seaside affair and we all enjoyed the time we had together but January took a very serious turn and life changed for us all. The 13th saw Dave and I sat in A & E as he didn't fell well at all with pains in his chest. He had been in Cambridgeshire for a meeting overnight but felt ill and decided to come straight home. I took him to hospital where they were super nice and did all kinds of tests on him - we thought they were going to send us home until the blood tests came back and they moved us straight back to ER and put him on drips and all kinds of tablets as he was having a heart attack. The next day he had stents fitted and was able to come home again at the weekend. The whole thing was a huge shock and the road to recovery has been a twisty little path. The main thing is he survived and although he is fit and well again things will different from now on. Following some recovery time Dave felt that he didn't want to return to the stressful role he held and decided that it really was time to resign and take stock of things. Life here is a bit different now and all of the jobs in the house that had been previously put off are now being crossed off the list one by one. Who knows what the future holds but you can bet there will be knitting and crochet in there somewhere as it is the one thing that has kept me sane(ish) through this last year. I will be back again soon with some of the things I have made this last year! S x


Claire said...

What a traumatic year you both have had. I am glad that Dave is on the mend, but it must have been a terrible shock and a lot of worry for you both. I can empathise. I hope he continues to recover and that you both have a much less stressful life from now on. It's nice that your sister has made the move to live independently now. I wish her the very best of luck with that as well.

Here's wishing you both a much better future and sending plenty of hugs and kisses to you.

busybusybeejay said...

Oh dear Sarah.What a year for you all.Thank goodness Dave has recovered well.Things like this really make you take stock.I am sure now you are looking at life differently.Is Dave looking for another job?You don't need a lot of money to enjoy life.It is the simple things that matter.Please show us what you have been up to craft wise.You always produce such brilliant items.Don't leave it too long.