I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. We are in the process of cooking dinner. But I would be remiss without saying that I miss you. I have not written a blog post since August. The time has flown by. Maybe it is time for a bit of a catch up here.
All has really been going fairly well. In September, I sailed and rode. I started painting again which has been an incredible experience. I began drawing when I was a child, took private lessons for a number of years and continued to dabble in oils into graduate school. Now, I am back at it again. This time I am specializing in equestrian art as well as some seascapes from the island. I made a corner of the furniture workshop into a painting area.
In October, hurricane Matthew came to visit, strafing the coast from St. Augustine north. We had a lot of debris but no damage. C. and I drove the horse and another to Aiken, along with 20 other horses in a caravan. Also going were 6 dogs and 5 chickens. We came back home to deal with the boat which I took up river. Other than a blown out Yankee, the boat was good. Most of October was spent on putting things back together in the yard, cutting up fallen trees, and having massive burn piles.
November was a warm month. We celebrated our marriage anniversary which was a miracle to have made it these several decades. We also had to have one of our old dogs put down due to multiple organ failure. Joy and sadness. And then there was the election. Suffice to say, we were grieving for a while. Stunned actually. But I realize that I am powerless over other people, places and things. So after realizing that I have done all I know how to do, I have surrounded myself with positive action. C is going to the March on Washington in January. And I will continue with my efforts for social justice in this city and county.
And here we are at the end of December. Hard to believe as time has just flown by. All seems right with us today. We remain in love and practice our programs of recovery.
I do think about each of you. Forgive me that I am busy with living life to the fullest. No matter whether I post or not, comment on your blogs or not, you remain in my heart. Love to each and everyone.