Hello Bloggies … here I am! 🙂
Thank you Thank you Thank you … for your patience! I am so grateful to have so many wonderful blog friends … and I have appreciated all the love and care you have shown over the last few weeks. We were very blessed on Monday to have a sunshiny day … even if a little coolish. The service was very low key and humble … and it was overwhelming to have so many come to pay their respects … and to support the family. We had about 80 people here for the refreshments afterwards … and mum sat and enjoyed their company … catching up with some long time friends that she had not seen for many years. My girls were a huge support in replenishing food and serving teas & coffees. They are such a blessing to me! It was sad … but it was okay. I managed a few tears … but Gav was surprised how well I held it together all day. I think you just keep going … don’t you? Yesterday … my two sisters and I went to the grave to lay some flowers … and spend a little time there. It is a beautiful spot under the trees. And … then my mum & I took my younger sister & her hubby & daughter to the airport so they could return to Q’ld. (Her other 3 kids had flown back Monday afternoon.) This photo was taken about 3 weeks ago … when Dad met his great grand-daughter Bree … for the first time. Look at that lovely smile. Parkinsons patients lose the ability to smile … but somehow Bree managed to get one from Dad!
Anyway … after a drive of 3 hours to the airport and back yesterday … I have decided to have a day of just doing absolutely nothing … today! The last few days have been sooo full on … that I think I deserve to sit with my puter on my lap … and be a tiny bit self indulgent! 😉 It is really cold today … so I am happy to sit here all snuggly and warm! I have been dying to see you all … and I am keen to pop by my favourite blogs for a visit … after being absent for so long. I have a small window of being still … before Mum has her hip operation on Monday 20th … and I am back to the hospital runs again!!! 🙄
I plan to do another post today … with a card creation … but I wanted to share some more blog friend creations first. So … keep watching for more later! 😀 And … I am also off to do some well overdue blog hopping.
It has been just wonderful to find these gorgeous creations in my mail box! (And … the lovely cards in my previous post) Thanks everyone! And … looking at these has made my fingers so itchy for stamping! I just need to find some mojo amongst the overwhelming tiredness … but … I will be back at my stamping desk again soon!!! 🙂 Hugs xxaxx