As I've been looking over my blogs since I began this site it's apparent that I haven't been making anything that resembles a regular post. I think it's partly because I haven't viewed this blog as a project or that it's really about anything. Since I've been making the quilt block Christmas ornaments this has changed. That's a project I can get excited about. I've been finding myself preparing for a weeks worth of blogs on the weekends.
The other thing that is apparent to me is that this blog is giving me some much needed therapy. On August 26th my stepson was in a long boarding accident (long skateboard) and sustained a traumatic brain injury to the frontal lobe. He was in the ICU for a week and has since been in an inpatient rehab clinic. The doctors have told us that they expect him to have a full recovery but it's just going to take a long time. This experience has been a real eyeopener for me. I didn't realize how prevalent this trauma is and how long it takes for people to recover from these traumas. Writing and preparing this blog has provided another world for me in which I'm in control.
So I'm going to set a goal for the blog. I want a total of 48 Christmas ornaments. That will make a total of 12 ornaments for each of my kids: 2 daughters and 2 stepsons. I'll keep posting the ornaments and the progress of the project.
May the therapy continue!