There was absolutely nothing wrong with the old life - except maybe for the winters here. We are grateful for the full life we've had here in Michigan. We've raised three beautiful children and they are moving healthily ahead with their own lives. It's just time to move on with ours.
My right hand is feeling better - I was truly worried that the right thumb was going to give way. The left thumb lost the CMC joint and I had to have major surgery on it. If the right had gone I'd of been in panic. I did, however find a great brace to wear so I don't over do the joint again. It's from Mueller and I got it on Amazon. Love it.
I'm looking forward to the day I can unpack all of my equipment and start anew on glass and metal. To that end I've been thinking about my focus lately. Maybe I ought to consider narrowing the scope of what I do. I have sincerely been considering staying within the confines of more metal fabrication and finished pieces when I can finally get myself set up again. We will see what we will see but my ideas have been along that lane for a very long time...so maybe it's time to do that.
I truly admire people who can pick a medium and stay there. They're happy within those confines. Maybe I need to concentrate and be more grateful to be setting up some of my own.
I hope your holiday was a happy and grateful one and you got to spend it with your loved ones - be it immediate or extended family and friends. In this century, ah - maybe any century - I can't help but chuckle and think of the refrain from the song, "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." In fact, better if you just love everyone!
Happy Holiday's to You and Yours!