Sunday, 29 January 2012

Week 4 Self portrait and some ETSY/blog love.

Another week has flown by and the weather has been pitiful!  
Lots of rain and I'm so over it!  More rain to come according to the weather reports. There was flash flooding in some areas of Brisbane which had everyone feeling more than a little nervous after all the severe flooding we had last year. 

Aaron's first week of high school went well.  He's a man of few words but he did say he liked it better than primary school.  I wonder if he'll feel that way when all the assignments start rolling in? lol

In late November last year, I ordered a beautiful necklace from Tracy over at her Pranalight ETSY shop.  It arrived before Christmas (early December, in fact) and so beautifully packaged.

 Inside was my new necklace!  I fell in love with it the moment I saw it on Tracy's ETSY site.
It's beautiful, natural and grounding.  I love all the cut-work!

And here I am wearing it!

To see more of Tracy's lovely creations, pop on over to her ETSY shop or visit
Tracy's blog.

 In other news, I finally had my Gynaecology appointment only to find that MY Gynaecologist was still on annual leave.  They had assumed I was just back for a follow-up appointment.  Anywhoo, it was determined that a hysterectomy is a must but, because they classify it as major surgery, I will still need to see my own Gynaecologist because he will be the one performing the surgery. He will also discuss pros and cons plus which type of hysterectomy I'll be having. There are three.  So the waiting game continues.....

I've been feeling out of sync the past few weeks which is why I haven't been around much in Blogland, sorry.  I feel like my muse has run away too.  I have lots of ideas but I just don't seem to be good at the 'doing' part.

I hope to catch up with you all over the coming week.

~ Love, light and peace ~


Everydaythings said...

Serena - love the self portrait - youre a lovely looking lady! and as for the hysterectomy - those gynies certainly get a lot of hols. My docs are always away somewhere on hols! hope it goes well with that... how do they do them these days if thats not too graphic a Q? do they still do the cut/stitch op?

as for the weather - we are all over ours too, with more of the same to come this week too!
take care of yourself, sometimes we need to just sit and think about things and not always 'do'.
hugs krissie

Julie said...

That necklace is all YOU!!! It is beautiful! Hope your GYN issue will be cleared up soon, Serena. I think there are times when your creativity/idea just dry up. Everything will be back to normal after a while. Glad Aaron liked his HS first days!!!

Toriz said...

I'm glad Aaron enjoyed his first week of highschool; yeah, he might not like it so much when the assignments start rolling in, LOL!

Another example of lack of communication with doctors, eh? Well, hopefully they'll have you back in and get you sorted out soon. Then you can get on with recovering and then get on with the rest of your life!

Unknown said...

Love the necklace. Sorry to read about your feminine issues. I pray you get to see your GYN soon and start feeling better.

Art by Darla Kay said...

Wow, I pretty much just posted the same thing on my blog! Lots of ideas, just ain't doin' them! :)
I hope your appointment goes well and they can get you taken care of in the easiest, least invasive way and you'll find good health again! I just went for my physical and need to go back and have a couple of moles removed. LOVE your new necklace, it's lovely! Have a great week Serena!

Rita said...

Love the pictures of you and that is such a beautiful necklace. I will have to peek at the links.

Glad Aaron seems to like high school. And I pray that the rains don't cause the kind of crazy flooding you had last year!! Take it easy and spoil yourself while you wait and wait some more. Love and hugs and healing energy!!!! xoxo

sandy said...

What a beautiful necklace and I like your self portraits with it on.

Sorry to hear that you need a hysterectomy but you will probably feel so much better when it is done.

YOu have been having lots of rain where we have been having almost nonstop winds - only a few days of calm and then it starts up again. Different pattern for sure.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that necklace! My doctor tried to put me on "the pill" -- not birth control, but one to regulate me since I only had 4 cycles last year. She says I am too young to be heading into menopause. I took those tiny little pills for a couple of weeks, but after talking with several people and doing some research, I decided I didn't really want to be doing that. She wanted me to start taking it two years ago but I kept dragging my feet. I just am not comfortable messing with Mother Nature. And everyone's body is different. Doctors don't know everything. Sure hope you get your problem sorted out. How can a doctor can on leave for so long? Have a great new week. Tammy

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Krissie. The three hysterectomies are - a vaginal extraction which means no cuts on the belly, a laperoscopy AND vaginal extraction OR possibly a small cut on the abdomen. And lastly, the traditional cut on the belly. Which one needed will depend on the size of uterus or if ovaries are being removed also. If they start with a vaginal extraction, there's always a chance they will have to switch to the traditional method during surgery.

Thanks, Julie!

Tori, yes, I had explained that I had a problem when I phoned up to try and get my appointment brought forward. My Gyno was on annual leave and I guess the nurse didn't make a note of it.

Thanks, Toni!

Thanks, Darla. I'd prefer the method that requires the least amount of time in hospital.

Thanks, Rita. I do love my necklace. I feel it grounds me when I wear it.

Thanks, Sandy. Yes, I've been through the mill with this condition since May last year so I'll be glad to get it sorted once and for all.

Tammy, I agree, doctors don't know everything. I read once of a woman in her 20s who went through early menopause so it can happen and every woman is different. I can't believe he's been on annual leave for so long either! I see him on February 10th. Enjoy your week too.

Jennifer Rose said...

glad that Aaron had an all right time in highschool :)

very nice necklace :D

hopefully your gynae gets back soon, its a big thing that needs to be talked about

Kate I said...

Sometimes it's time for the inner work of "being" and sometimes, for the outer work of "doing". I've been feeling that way too...I had the time to work in my art journal while at my Dad's place but just couldn't muster up the desire.

Sending you big hugs and lots of healing energy for your health issues to be cleared up very soon Serena.

Bradley Eaton said...

Great post, Mum!

I'm also over the rain, I can't wait for it to stop! Hopefully we wont get as bad as last year's floods. I'm glad Aaron enjoyed the first week of High School, lets hope he enjoys the rest of the weeks!

I love the pics of your necklace! It looks really good on you! Hopefully your Gynaecologist will be there when you go back for your next appointment.

Love Brad!

Unknown said...

Fab necklace & portraits of you in it.

Good news about Aaron.

Fingers Xd for op.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Beautiful! Great to read Aaron had a good first week. Tati is starting in a month too.
Hope the doctor gives you all the answers you need soon.

Tracy said...

Hi, Serena! That necklace looks FABULOUS on you!! :o) It is wonderful to see you wearing it, and hear how much you've been enjoying it. Also great to see how well the package looked on arrival since it journeyed a long way to you. Thank you so much for the sweet mention of me & my shop. I am sorry you're still playing the waiting game for your much-needed surgery. I hope they won't keep you waiting much longer now. Sending you healing & loving energy to keep going & hopeful in the meantime! ((LOVE & LIGHT))

Unknown said...

The necklace is lovely and so is your selfportrait. Glad to know that you're enjoying that piece of jewelry! I know I always get a nice lift from something like that:) I am sorry the docs made you wait and hope you get the answers you need soon.
Glad your son likes school, thats so important. Take care and hoping your muse finds her way back to you soon! would be lovely to see some more of your wonderful work:))

Jennibellie said...

Your necklace is beautiful, I received a beautifully packaged Etsy buy this morning & love the heart most Etsy sellers put into not only making but presenting too. I'm so sorry to hear all you are going through in terms of health Serena, you're such a lovely person & the added pressure from the docs just isn't right. Hope you get all you need soon, much love Jennibellie xx

Janet said...

So sorry to hear about the upcoming surgery but maybe it will make you feel better when it's all over.

The necklace is beautiful and looks perfect on you.

Cindy Lane said...

Oh Serena you look lovely - that necklace looks "Just Right".

Sorry to hear about the delays with treatment - I hope everything can be sorted very soon.

Your MUSE is absorbing everything around her, and when the time is right, you'll be like a wild woman in the studio!

I hope there are no assignments this week for Aaron!

Ginny said...

Hi Serena,
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. I hope that you will get to meet with your doctor soon and get the problem solved.
Your picture is lovely. The necklace is beautiful. I am sure you will enjoy wearing it. I enjoyed learning about a new artist. Hope to see more of your beautiful work soon. You always inspire me to paint.

Tracey FK said...

The necklace is pretty special and while health concerns are no fun and the weather was absolutely atrocious you are still a lot more positive than I probably would be in your shoes... inspiring xx

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Hi Serena
This weather has been driving me nuts, hot one day and wet and cold the next, where is summer??
Anyway, what a gorgeous necklace, it is so beautiful made and looks perfect on you.
I hope you get the answers you are looking for with that surgery. A couple of my friends have had them and it has been a positive turning point for them. I hope it is for you too.
As for your muse, I totally understand. I was so busy before Christmas that my brain just would not translate my ideas onto a surface, of any kind. Thankfully it is coming back this week but it's been frustrating and has resulted in my absence for a while from blogging. I think we all need a break now and again, I just got out my pen and paper and jotted down the ideas so when it came time I had them ready to go.