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A slight change of circumstance

In which I become a hausfrau

I don’t usually report personal events here, but this is a fairly major change.

As some of you know, I have been ill for the last couple of months, and as a result my contract at my workplace was not renewed.

However, I am lucky enough in having a partner who has offered to support me while I get better, and to give me this time to try to finish my PhD thesis rather than spending all my time looking for work. This, we joked, means I get to be a hausfrau, and spend time doing all those domestic things which I enjoy, and for which I rarely seem to find the time or energy lately. That is, all those things which I like to document in this blog. So there may be much more domestic experimenting to post about over the next few weeks.

Regarding my illness: I don’t want to go into details, but I have a good GP, and, as of 2 weeks ago, I have a diagnosis and treatment. It will take time to see how well I’m responding to that treatment, and as we all know, stress doesn’t help the healing process. It really is a wonderful luxury to be able to rest and not feel bad about all the things I should be doing instead. I am so fortunate.

Just so this entry isn’t completely colourless, here are some spring violets from our garden:
violets

And a rosella in our tree:
rosella

Spring is my favourite time to be in Canberra. It makes me feel hopeful and glad to be alive after the bleakness of winter. Which is exactly how I feel now.

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