|APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding|
|Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing|
|Memory and desire, stirring|
|Dull roots with spring rain.|
from The Waste Land by T S Elliot
Well T S Elliot might have thought that it is April that is the cruellest month but I reckon that accolade ought really to go to March! It's been a month of one illness after another for the EM and I. It started when I picked up a virus and then, just as I was getting over that, I developed inflammation on my shoulder. Next the EM went down with a virus ... probably passed on by me which he, generous as ever, then passed back to me! Well, it does seem like that was the way it happened because I've certainly been poorly again, and with another virus from which, happily, I am now recovering. You would think that would be enough bad luck for one month, but it seems not because the EM has now developed sciatica, and he is suffering, poor man. The result of over strenuous gardening!!! Oh, and even The Boss had a couple of off days too though she quickly rallied and is as right as rain now.
So, just in case you wondered, I'm still here but only just! I haven't been in the craft room at all for the last week or so - I've just about enough energy to do the things I have to do and the rest of the time I'm either sleeping or resting. It could be some time before normal service is resumed but I'm sure I will be back crafting and blogging again ... just as soon as we are all fighting fit.
In the meantime I'll leave you with this photo taken just today.
A few daffs and some greenery picked from our garden to bring some cheer into our home. I can see that they will be going over soon and it will be time to pop out with the secateurs and see what other little gems we have growing now that spring is here.
Wishing you all a healthy, happy April.
Take care and happy crafting,