August 8, 2013

HALF A GLASS

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August? Ugh! 2013, you are too much. Herein lies an attempt at a life update:

Firstly (as those that follow me on instagram already know), I went to Sweden! Three weeks away with Apryl, visiting our dear friend Helen who has been living there for some years. We spent the first half of our trip in Stockholm, where we subleased a lovely apartment in the suburbs and spent our time picnicking, swimming, sleeping in, cycling, eating foods, and generally exploring the city at a leisurely pace.

Sadly just a few days into our trip I received word from home that Meg had suddenly became ill, having displayed some difficulty walking one evening which digressed to complete immobility by morning. Friends rushed her to the vet but there was no hope, and there she died being petted and loved by three of my dear friends. Meg was 16 years old, a real sweetheart and a friend. The quiet of her absence was such a sad thing to come home to. She is missed.

But, as they say, the show must go on. The second half of our time away was spent cruising, sailing, summerhouse-ing, sunning and exploring. Sweden is really, really good at summer and I did, dead kittens aside, have a really great time. Promise.

And then… three days after I arrived home I was, how do you say, hit by a car while cycling home from work? I wont say much about the accident other than that I was lucky to get out of it so lightly, all things considered. A collarbone broken in two places, some impressive bruising, a few stitch behind my ear and then, two weeks later, a very small subdural haematoma - a bleed on the surface of my brain – the delayed result of head trauma from the collision. Its been four weeks now of hospital, pain, shuffling from bed to couch and back again,  learning to function with just one arm, and then more (new, worse) pain, more hospital, being really sick and sleeping for a whole week (all this while being looked after really well by excellent babes), and now, finally, healing slowly. 

Yes, really. Half a glass. See?

27 comments:

  1. Good heavens Jacinta. I hope your glass is half full of single malt x

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  2. Goodness! I have been a mostly lurker here for a while but I had to come out of hiding to say it again, goodness! I have enjoyed the pictures of your trip on Instagram, but I'm sorry so much other stuff has come with it. Best wishes for a quiet, restful recovery.

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  3. oh my god, that is SUCH a run of bad luck, but happy to hear that you're recovering and being so positive xx

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  4. oh nooo... all the best to you! may the healing speed up a bit! no, those things take their time i´m afraid, have the best recovery time then!

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  5. holy canneloni, that IS a lot to take in. take care and get better soon, please.

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  6. Oh my goodness, so sorry about Meg and glad you're finally healing. Things can only get better now, right?

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  7. Holy shit! I am glad you're ok. xx

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  8. Jacinta, I am so sorry to hear about all the bad luck you had lately! Please recover super super soon girl! xxx

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  9. Phew - there must be better things waiting ahead! Get well soon greetings from rainy Helsinki :)

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  10. oh my god!! it happens all at once, doesn't it...but it also means there are brighter days ahead. get well soon!

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  11. wow. that is a lot to digest. hope your healing is going well.

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  12. Oh, sweet Meg! Sorry for your loss. And, getting beat up by a car - yikes. So glad you're on the mend.

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  13. Goodness. I'm sorry to hear about all of this (except for the fun holiday part). Get better soon!

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  14. You seem to stay so strong & positive despite all that happened...I hope you get better super soon!!! Lots of good thought & positive energy for you!!!

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  15. Great post ;)

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  16. Oh dear, sweet Jacinta. I'm so sorry that all this has happened to you. Thinking of you and hoping you continue to find rays of sunshine on these cloudy days. What doesn't kill you CAN, in fact, make you stronger, and at some point that will be clear. Besos and hugs from someone in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA who your photos have brought great joy!

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  17. A long string of bad luck means you have just a much good luck coming your way soon!

    xoxo | Lauren from Adored Vintage

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  18. You've got some good karma coming your way! If you have a moment, I'd love for you to check out this contest where you could win one of my art prints!
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  19. Not sure how I could have missed this post. I follow you on Instagram and am so sorry to learn of Meg's passing, but uplifted that she was surrounded in love in those final hours.

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  20. things can only get better? isn't that the song... here's to 2014 and I hope you enjoy the rest of 2013. xx

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  21. Get well soon, xoxo
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  22. Oh my god! I hope you heal quickly and feel better!

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  23. My family is from Sweden and I wish I could go visit them some day! xx

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