new grooves, soon

tights on night stand

I can hardly believe that 2012 is drawing to a close. There is this one hearty month left to embrace the last of the year.

Things changed a lot for me and although the circumstances bringing about new ways aren’t always positive, such as death or ill health, the place where I am is good. So good. I see my grandma every single day; I feel so lucky to have her. She is 89. Since March, I have been volunteering as a researcher and archivist at the local museum. The work that I do there is consuming in the best of ways. I am a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Clouseau. Living with disease is always present and while I deal with it very well, I struggle with the awkward explanation, when necessary, to other people. “I have autoimmune polyglandular failure, with primary Sjögren’s, type I diabetes, and hypothyroidism.” It is difficult to explain what that means, so I am okay with not elaborating. I am very much okay.

However, I am ready to come up with some new projects for myself. December is the month that I declare to do so. I surely don’t know what as of yet, but I think that I will focus on the house, making things, and finding some new grooves.

7 comments to new grooves, soon

  • You have been busy, Jodi! And for someone dealing with such complicated health issues, I think you manage fantastically — I think you get so much more done in a day than I manage myself.

    It’s good to see a new post and the optimism that emanates from you. ♥

  • gail

    Glad to hear from you, that you are doing well (or coping, as the case may be)and I’ll be looking forward to the projects.

  • I think of you often and always enjoy seeing your updates. Hugs and happy holiday season…xoxo

  • Your volunteer work sounds so interesting and I’m happy to hear that you have time with your Grandmother. Being a Grandmother myself, with a Granddaughter I adore, I can really appreciate how much this must mean to her.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family Jodi.


  • As a fellow Midwesterner, I love your photos and stories. Your blog feels like home.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Happy Holidays!

  • You know, at least you have the name down. LOL! I don’t know what to tell people I have. I have been diagnosed with so many things in the last year…Lyme, Behcets (trust me, no one wants to know the details of that auto-immune), hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, and even then, not all of my symptoms fit neatly here or there. I prefer just not to talk about it.

    I am glad you are dealing with it well. I still haven’t gone back to work, but mostly because I still have marathon doctor appointments. Having said this, I am doing well as well.

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  • Merry Christmas and the best of everything in 2013 to you, Jodi, and your family. Much health and happiness. I am glad you are keeping your space going as well. I love seeing your photos and reading your words. Enjoy your holiday break and we will see you on the other side.


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