I had no idea back in February last year that I would take a redundancy from my job only three months later and spend several months trying to make my life better. And it was so worth it, although it was also one of the hardest things I've ever done. But I got my health and life back, and I worked out that what I wanted to be when I grew up - HAPPY.
And I am! Life is good, and I feel blessed every day.
On Sunday I went to the show again - in great health, and very happy. I left my outer 39 year old at the front gate and allowed the inner eight year old to shake free. We had so much fun. Visions of vegetable growing glory were dreamt of, and scone recipes planned so we could enter next year. In the crochet section, where I had entered three items, I was lucky enough to get a first, a second and a highly commended.
(Yes, the blanket really was pinned to the board like that. And the cardigan has had it's neck pulled completely out of shape, and the yarn has also caught and pulled with the pinning. I don't know whether I can fix it. So while I am very, very happy I am also fairly livid at the way my possessions were treated.)
After allowing my inner eight year old to jump around and squeal like, well, an eight year old over all the prizes other people I knew had won as well, it was time to check out the cattle and the champion's parade!
And play with the clowns, of course. No losers! Every child wins a prize!
And in "other things that make me happy" news, last August I wrote an article for Mixtape zine. It got bumped to the next issue, and tonight I finally got to see the latest Mixtape for myself!
Ooh! There I am! Do you subscribe? You should! It's a fabulous zine and I'm not just saying that because I have an article in it. I've been a huge fan since the beginning! And the front cover this month is amazing. I would love to have this hanging on my wall at home.
And with that little brag, I'm off to bed with my zine. 'Night!