Friday, 24 August 2007


We got Merlin back from the vet on Wednesday - after his small operation to release the pressure of the swelling. He was overjoyed to be home - but quite tiered.

I took him back this morning for a check up - and the vet says he now has to have the operation to remove the saliva gland - and has booked him in for Tuesday. I least I feel a bit re-assured as now he has had one anesthetic he should survive another - I once had a dog die as a reaction to anesthetic. But I still hate the whole thing - I hate that I cannot explain to him what is happening and that it will all be OK.

Another thing that has happened this week is that my youngest son - who has been staying here for the past three weeks or so - has left - and is going to live in Denmark with his girlfriend. One of the things - even after all this years - that I never get used too are the feelings that Mothers have for their children - I am so excited for him - for the opportunity to live in a different country and experience everything that has to offer. Also so concerned for him - that all will be well with him - and that he wont feel frightened, or alone - that he knows that he can return here to Wales if things don't work out. Holding these two sets of emotions, for me, always creates tension - and it is at times like these that I should keep away from work in progress (and credit cards) but this afternoon I went into the studio.

It should have been a gift - an unexpected afternoon in the studio - instead I think I may of wreaked the "Standing Stone" piece - as I put it under the sewing machine and stitched hard!

I am not totally sure where the piece will go from here.

No studio time until Monday now - so ..... I have a bit of time to think about it.


Judy said...

I love your piece and can't wait to see how it grows when you have time to get back to work on it.
I have experienced many similar emotions with both my dog and my daughter, as you described for Merlin and your son. While we were on vacation our dog became very sick. He is somewhat better now, but we still don't know the cause. Our daughter and son-in-law were on vacation with us, and when we dropped them off to catch their plane home, I cried like a baby!! They have been married for 3 years and she has not lived at home with us for over 10 why did I cry? Who knows!!! Aren't we funny creatures! Hope all goes well with both Merlin and your son...and that you are feeling better when you read this.

Warm Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck Merlin for tomorrow.
love P