Tuesday, 30 December 2008

202 days to go: Back , not with a bang but with a whimper






I hope TS Eliot forgives me for misquoting him but my world feels a little Eliotonian at this time.
I feel like I'm whirling through Prufrock's etherised sky.
We limped through the Christmas period with some great days and some wobbles but yesterday my lovely dad (who suffers from Lymphoma) was admitted to hospital for some tests after some worrying symptoms.
But as the year comes to a close I take comfort in Eliot's words:
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.

And of course there is comfort in clothes.
I have not bought any new clothes but have received some lovely gifts (and giftcards).
Top of the list are the real UGG boots my husband had imported from Australia and the wool coat my parents bought me from Marks and Spencer.
I haven't kept a record of all my outfits during my absence but here are a few.
Before I sign off today I'd like to thank everyone who has left comments - several times over the past week or so I have read and re-read them and they have meant so much. Thanks for your kindness.

21 comments:

notSupermum said...

Oooh, I was so pleased to see a new post from you highlighted on my blogroll - and I rushed over straightaway to read it!

It's good to hear your news and see some new pics. Glad too, that you got through Christmas intact.

Let's hope the next year is a good one for all of us.

Imogen Lamport said...

Great to see you back and still looking gorgeous Jane.

Hope everything goes OK for your dad and your husband.

kat said...

You look really lovely and I was so very happy to see a new post from you! Sending wishes for continued healing to you all.

Sheila said...

Awesome to see you back, Jane! And of course, looking fabulous (which goes to show: if you don't feel it, fake it).

Best wishes to you for a happy New Year!

Kristen said...

Good to see you!

God bless you and your family. Prayers for a joyous and peaceful new year.

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Oh yay, yay, YAY -- you are back!!!!!! I'm SO thrilled to see this post :D

Gosh, I didn't even look at the outfits, lol, I was just so happy to see you back! Ok, wait a minute, BRB.....

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Wow, Sheila pegged it right, you really DO look fab! I love that drop shouldered blouse -- that looks amazing on you in both outfits...love that gray/black skirt, too, so elegant! And your boots are awesome :D

You really do look stunning in all the photos, I'm happy to see you back and I'm continuing to wish you and your family well w/all my heart...

(((((more hugs for Jane & fam)))))

Goober said...

So glad to see you back. Hope everything is okay with your dad and husband.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and all around wonderful new year!

see you there! said...

Happy return! Nice pics, now how about one in that new wool coat?

Hope things improve for all.

Darla

Karina said...

Fantastic, Jane! Here's hoping the new year brings a new voice to all of you! Blessings...

Stacy said...

Oh, so glad to hear from you! I hope things are looking slightly rosier in your world - continue to take care of and nurture your loved ones.

Karen said...

Oh Jane, I keep checking back hoping you have left a post!

You look a little worse for the wear, re: the pigtail picture! Poor thing. Just have a big hug from California and take care of your family first and foremost. don't worry about your wardrobe during this period, either. Stay in your P.J.s for a week if you choose to do so! xoxoxoxo

studionn portland or said...

I just found your site and want to wish you the best with everything. Mental health issues are like no other. I think it is great that you felt you could share this with your readers. Education is the road to understanding, acceptance and support. We are all behind you. I love your new boots and especially like the new outfits... the colors look great on you.

Christina Lee said...

Happy New Year- you look lovely as ever-hope 2009 brings soem joy in your life!

KT said...

You're back you're back! Yippee! FYI- My husband would pass out if I showed up in our kitchen looking that smokin' hot. Crikey!

Mrs. MK said...

So glad to see you back! Your boots are lovely!!

Happy New Year!!

Emily said...

So glad you are back. I hope the situation with your husband is improving.

I'm not a fan of the Uggs, but I LOVE the first dress and the red off-the-shoulder top.

Paula said...

So glad you're back :) I really like your blog and wish you and your family the best in the new year.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I'm glad to see you back, too! I've missed you! I'm glad things have settled down somewhat. I'll keep your dad in my prayers. :)

SHOEGAL said...

You're back! Yay!

Cat said...

Aaaaaaand she's back! I love that off-shoulder red blouse. Is it new? Also, the pigtails are darling.

I hope you have plenty of new wardrobe challenges for us!