Wait and See

My last 2 weeks have been an emotional soup of events. Hence, you have not seen a new post on this Creative Potager blog. The story goes something like this….

Wednesday, November 7th – fell down the thirteen steps of the stairs from the loft and had to go to Victoria to get x-ray of arm to make sure it was not broken. Badly bruised on right side but fine.

Will my right shoulder freeze again from the trauma? I hope not and it feels pretty good right now but we will have to wait and see.

Saturday, November 10th – hung a new  show of small oil paintings and photographs at the Green House Bar and Grill. There are seventeen works up one of which is this one…

(Navy Channel early November – 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas is now SOLD! updated January 18, 2013. Other paintings that are currently available can be viewed in detail and purchased HERE)

Will work find its way to new homes over the holidays? Maybe. We will have to wait and see.

Sunday, November 11th – received phone call at 5:45 am from son-in-law that new grand baby was on its way. Caught the first ferry at 8:45 am, arrived at the Duncan hospital at 10:50 am. Grandson born at 11:36 am. Ivor Lewis is 7.7 lb. Everyone healthy and well. I was there for the birth.

He meets is brother before going home the next day barely 24 hours old.

Will they be close to each other? We will have to wait and see.

Thursday, November 15th – Return home to Mayne Island arriving shortly after noon. A short time later receive call that life-long friend is gravely ill and in hospital. The next couple of days extremely intense as we wait and see if his condition will stabilize.

Saturday, November 17th – I write a poem.

Wait and See

Not all mornings begin with bright glorious light,
that soars across the sky,
offering a colourful welcome to a new day.

Some mornings seem to uncover the dawn,
with the quiet heaviness of damp wool blankets.

There is no immediate pleasure or drawing up of the spirit.

It is the kind of dawn that says  – we will have to wait and see.
Sunday, November 18th – I complete the underpainting for a large 3 x 5 foot canvas.

What will the painting be like? We shall have to wait and see.

In all of this, I am thankful for the support and love of my husband David, my children and my step-children and their partners and my extended family. They are an amazing lot…  full of strength, compassion with just the right amount of  humour. My love goes out to those that are close to me as they face the challenges ahead. And just as I write this I received a phone call that my very close life-long friend is on the mend. Yippee!

Sprout: What might you be waiting to see?

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14 thoughts on “Wait and See

  1. Terrill – Goodness, gracious, sakes alive! This thing called Life is sometimes keen on backlashes that can boot us straight out from where we were. I’m so grateful that your bone wasn’t broken, your newest grandchild has arrived safe and sound, and your friend is on the mend.

    Sprout: What might you be waiting to see?

    I’m currently feeling some of the pounding waves of someone else’s choice (not mine to share). I’m waiting to see if the tide will soon go out and settle, or if I’ll need to keep treading water. No worries either way, I’m an incredibly strong swimmer. And if all else fails, I know how to float 🙂

    • Laurie I know few who can swim through life with the strength that you do. Even in this short post you have a back plan to the back up plan while maintaining your detached awareness of the situation. I wish whoever needs to make decisions well as I am sure they will do the best they can with what they know at this time.

  2. Terrill, your challenges are indeed being met with grace, strength, and perspective! What I waited to see for a long time was when my close friend of 47 years would pass away, and she left in August. I also waited to see what would unfold with a budding friendship which began over a year ago and deepened this spring. It continues to deepen, and I am waiting to see where it goes, allowing anything.
    Very Zen: Wait and see.
    Love to you and yours, and deep appreciation for ALL you bring to this world!!

    • You are most welcome OM and a pleasure to have to stop in and share your experiences.

      By the way everyone, it looks like we have a mild wind warning for our area at 70 – 90 km per hour this afternoon and easing overnight. So if I do not respond later this afternoon or tomorrow you know what the issue is – will be back when the power is restored 🙂

  3. Thank you for these adorable photos of your new grandson.
    Ups and downs and lefts and rights, it seems you’ve encountered them all in a very short span of time. Glad it seems that the sun it poking through.
    To answer…
    I’m counting the days until November 22nd (Writers’ Retreat on Bowen Island).

  4. Terrill Whew!

    Quite the times you have been experiencing!

    It is great that you are able to paint your way thru it!

    And a delightful painting emerging and a poem

    The Well of Creation Within

    I would love to see you on my table if you are desiring.I have a proposal foryou!

    Call me

    Rec’d my calendars Hurray!

    Sent from my iPad



    • Ah… we shall have to talk about this proposal of yours Shakeira and I am so glad the calendars arrived. By the way, your small canvas print is here too. I just need to put it in the inventory and it can be on its way to you. I shall email direct so we can set up a time to get together. All the best to you as always, Terrill

  5. And still beauty unfolds as life ebbs and flows. I am thinking about your bruises and hoping by now they are well mended as is your friend – lovely baby pictures. It is not so often the way that so much comes at once and that they can make for such pressure. Not to mention the arrival of weather issues too – I am waiting to hear how our trees dealt with heavy winds and rain as we are traveling right now. The waves on the coast route south were humbling in the heavy weather there, which is creating warm sunshine and drought here.

    My mum’s favorite expression was “wait and see” or the variation “only time will tell”. I can hear her voice it now as I read your fine words and offer you words of encouragement and good healing. Ah such is life

    • I smile as I think of your mother Patrica. I like that we do not know what is around the next bend. We can imagine, we can pretend, we can make assumptions but we really truly do not know – even though we live most of the time as if we do, expect for those of us like your mother 🙂

  6. A wonderful blend of life’s joys and the artistic creativity that may well be inspired by these priceless moments, even with that one crip with the at home tumble. Congratulations again to you Terrill, on the birth of new grandson! I know the stork has been very active the last several years making repeated appearances at the homes of your own offspring, and in each case one could feel the bliss and pride through and through. Navy channel early November is a sure keeper, atmospheric and dazzling to the last stroke!

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