Monday, November 14, 2016

Reinventing Me!

I can’t believe that I’m finally sitting at the computer to blog. It has been ages since I last posted. With so much on my plate, I couldn’t find the words to make a sentence.

The title of this blog is ‘Reinventing Me’! Why and how do I plan to reinvent me you ask?

November 8th 2008, I started a blog called Miriam’s Words. Now 8 years later I changed the name of my blog to 
The Blogging Safta.

Twenty months ago I had a serious heart attack and my doctor told me that April 2nd is now my new birth date even though I was born in November and today I am celebrating my 70th birthday. Last Monday was the secular date.

During the past twenty months, I have gone through many emotional changes...some good, some not so good.... It is the not so good that needs reinventing...

Twenty months ago, Hashem blessed me with health and life...and I am so grateful.

During the past twenty months I became a great-grandmother to a precious little girl named Oriya. 

My husband is healthy ad120. Our grandchildren are all healthy. Our daughters and sons-in-law and our son are very special. 

Last June, my husband and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary.

And of course, how could I not mention Patches, my very loyal four legged friend who is always by my side. 

But during the past twenty months I have been sad.

My brother, may he have a complete recovery ad120 is very sick. 

My dear sister-in-law Esther a”H fought a very brave battle with cancer and passed away 3 months ago. There are times I just want to pick up the phone and have a chit chat with Esther. We spoke every day.

Shortly after she passed away, I was going through my ‘missed messages’ on my cell phone looking for a phone number when I found a ‘missed message’ from Esther dated 3 days before she passed away...

Life is precious. Every minute counts.

When I wake up each morning and say ‘Modeh Ani’ the words have a deeper meaning for me. Make this day count!

Our moetza, Sdot Negev has an ‘Over 60’ program. Only after my sister-in-law passed away did I understand that the gift Hashem gave to me, life and good health means I need to look after me.

I joined a yoga class and I’m feeling muscles I didn’t know I had.

I am also going a mosaic chug [group] and learning the basics. I now know how to use a glass cutter and ceramic glass shaper. Since I like to play and I’m not afraid to get glue on my hands, I’m creating my first mosaic project. 

I designed a simple sunflower on a piece of plywood. The colours and shapes of ceramics that I cut is the way I want to see life, bright yellow, with a little bit of red and some brown. The stem has soft shades of green and the leaves are deep green.

When it is finished I’ll post a picture of my creation on my Facebook timeline.

My two cents..No matter how busy your day is..make a little time for you. 

That all for now. Feel free to comment.
Until next time


Y M R said...

Was it really in 2008 you started? Wow, time flies! Lovely blog, joy and sadness both... the mosaic sounds interesting! Looking forward to a photo!


Bracha said...

Excellent blog. Yes, we try to count our blessings and make time for ourselves.


Reesa Stone said...

Yes!! We all need to remember how precious and fleeting every moment is, and to enjoy, enjoy enjoy every second. Keep writing.

Beth said...

Your blog is inspiring! thank you!


Jonathan said...

Love the new blog name and wish you and Avraham good health. Look forward to seeing the completed mosaic!


Devorah said...

Dear Mommy,
I love you and am so proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing your blog. Indeed you are blessed. Stay well and keep re-inventing us all.