The picture is proof that this blogger is alive and well after a two-month sabbatical from posting. Recovery from the event of our daughter’s wedding took longer than I expected. But I’m relatively back to normal. I’m holding two bouquets of summer herbs and flowers in the picture, proof that I am still gardening and allowing my creative side to manifest itself.
Notice that even after divesting myself of a great deal of cottage clutter after retirement, my sitting room is still filled with little keepsakes: my evening bag collection, family photographs, artwork, and depression glass. I’ve come to accept that the clutter of visible memories reflects both my interests and my age…and I’m O.K. with that. Normal is good.