Today was the first workday of the New Year for me and things were pretty much the same as they were last year, not that I was expecting anything different. Things that were once approved need to change again; I got turned down for usage rights on some art just days before my project launch so I'm scrambling to find something that will work in its stead; yada yada.
There were two highlights to the day, though. The new producer we hired started so I'll have another set of hands helping out on the areas I am responsible for. And I got a huge shipment of yarn from Knit Picks. Some of my friends had gotten together and gotten me a gift certificate shortly after my mom passed away this past month. It was the kindest and most thoughtful of gestures and today it brought an extra smile to my face.
Losing my mom has been tough. I have mainly good days but my nights are rough, especially my dreams. It's one of the reasons I've come back here. To be able to write a little and muse and remember and cry and grieve.