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