Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Being Happy

I was so happy when I was given a long break from the chemo over the Christmas period.I filled every moment,I saw my family,even my first husband who happened to be staying with one of my daughters.Everything was a joy.I bought a new coat and a couple of tops.I have lost so much weight
I must frequently look like a poor bag lady,I find safty pins the most useful to keep things from falling off as a skirt did one day when we were out at a flea market.I could only step out of it and as luckily I was wearing black tights I shoved the skirt into my bag and walked to find Tony who then stood guard around a quiet corner and I put the skirt back on securely fixed I hoped with a safety pin.
In February I had another scan and inspite of all the chemo the cancer has spread.So I have begun a new course and whenever I feel reasonable spend time in my workroom. I have painted and painted,many awful messes but love doing it and sewn a few things, again the only reason I am proud of them is that I tried and will continue. So  the wonder is I feel happy most days,good friends call to see me,I talk with my children frequently, I can eat fairly well, and I have my workroom to play in.Then best of all I have Tony who cares for me so brilliantly.


  1. good for you, its ok to make messes and enjoy your workroom, glad to hear your friends and family are so good, very best wishs from tina

  2. Dear Jill nothing like making messes and enjoying it. Whatever art one makes it is soothing to your soul. Take care.

  3. I think you should make as much mess as you want:) Creating is important for your well being in many ways.

  4. Mess away Gill! Take every day as it comes...and fill it up with as much creative activity as you possibly can - it's a wonderful healer.

    x C

  5. Oh Jill, I'm so sorry you're still sick. I wish I could see some of the things that you have created. You're such a talented person, and I still have the purple doll you sent me that I will treasure forever. I look at her sometimes with wonder and smile. Tony is such a blessing for you, and I'm so glad he is in your life every day.

    Happy Easter to you, my friend. I hope your day is filled with so much love.


  6. pretty nice blog, following :)

  7. I can just imagine you stepping elegantly out of your skirt! Keep taking ach day at a time x

  8. So very sorry to read what you are going through. Creativity is a great help.

    1. It has been hard and I feel sometimes it will never end.It is my need to create that keeps me sane.Though chemo has affected my brain I'm sure and my results are not very good but its the doing that counts.Thank you for your kind words,it all helps me so much.

  9. I do hope you are doing well , anyway well as can be expected going through chemo as you are.
    I would like to see some of your painting also , hoping you can download a few picture eventually for us all to see .
    Wishing you well

  10. Jill,
    Thinking of you on this Mother's Day.


  11. Jill thinking of you and saying a little prayer for you

  12. Very interesting blog. A lot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that attract others, but I'm most definitely interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.


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