Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

So this is Christmas......another year almost over. Work has just finished & I'm done, totally & absolutely. 2013 has been full of challenges far greater than I'd expected, on many, many levels. Things have been tough, some things I've handled well, others I've totally stuffed up. I learnt that I don't do pain & incapacity well & that patience as a virtue, is a myth. But I did discover more about myself than ever before -  just how far I could push myself, how deep I could reach & what of the Orthopaedic Surgeon's post-op advice I could totally disregard without being found out!

This year I've taken on the most challenging & demanding job of my working life & I'm exhausted. Being a 24/7 on-call role, it leaves little time & energy for anything else & I think it's got a finite timeline. There are other things I want (& need) to do to feed the inner Millie & the pull to write is stronger than ever. I don't know just yet how I can accomplish this, so I guess I'll just toss it out to the Universe & see what happens. But boy, am I open to offers!

I've missed the contact & interaction posting daily here brings....I've missed it big time. It is a hugely pleasurable experience that I need to draw back into my everyday life. The demanding technical aspects of my job leave no room for creativity or expression. It needs calculated precision & perfect clinical execution to ensure the best possible outcome for the patients who need us to survive. 

To those dear Hedgies who have stuck by me this year...thank you. The messages of friendship & support that appear regularly in my Inbox bring warmth to the coldest of days! To my trusty group of long-time Bloggie mates, who still happily give me their opinions on Facebook about all matters in life & always, always have my back, I love you to bits.

After the full catastrophe here at The Hedge last year, Christmas is quieter & more restrained this time around. Baby Grace at 17 months is an absolute cherub & totally obsessed with Peppa Pig. I've heard a whisper that Santa has made some Peppa acquisitions that will make her very, very happy. 

I have 10 days Leave now, so I'm looking forward to my annual Bloggie Wonderland catch up. It's exciting to think what I'll discover in your world! 

Merry Christmas

Source: Norwood Flower Market



  1. My dear friend Mill's,
    I have missed your posts so much this year but, real life is a tad more important I think !!
    I know all about Peppa Pig as we have to watch their adventures too { snort !! }
    Wishing you, MOTH and your 5 strapping lads and their other halves,and, of course, Baby Grace, the merriest of Christmases and that 2014 will be the best year EVER for you all. Much love Mill's. XXXX

  2. Millie -

    The way in which you face your challenges head on always impresses me and I have thought of you several times this year. I had applied for a position at work that would have meant a tremendous change in my working life--lots of travel, more pressure, a 24/7 role---and it wasn't offered to me. I was disappointed for a while, but realize it is probably for the best, especially at this time. I'm with you on the need for time for creativity and feeding the soul. The right opportunity is sure to come your way.

    Thank you for your good wishes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!


  3. I hope that 2014 is a Happy pain free year, Millie!
    Wishing you, MOTH and your family all the best… you deserve it!


  4. I always knew that if you had the time and the energy that you would post, so when you wouldn't it was obvious that you had neither the time or the energy. My excuse is that damned old Pinterest. My attention span is completely gone thanks to that site. But I did miss you and worried about you so, that I just had to email you. I admire you so much, you are the kind of woman that can move mountains. The Universe has brought us together, there are no accidents, I am so grateful to be able to call you my Friend in Australia. Sniff sniff, wipe tear. Do you think that the Norwood Flower Market would give me a job sponsorship for 2 years? Thanks for the hint, I mean picture of Christmas flowers from your local florist. I hope 2014 is THE year of GREAT ADVENTURES and wonderful experiences. For sure there will be lots to learn and growth (spiritually not physically), ups and downs. I'm thinking that it will have more ups since we have had our share of downs for 2013. You know what they say? "The only thing that stays the same is that EVERYTHING changes." I love you, Happy New Year!!!! Heidi

  5. Hi Millie, Nice to "see" you from time to time throughout 2013. So glad that you've survived the year and I hope you find some rest and relaxation over the next 10 days. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas a much better 2014.

    Jennifer xx


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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