we were waiting to consign some of her cast offs...
my sister and I had been at her condo the evening prior and we tackled 2 closets, a cabinet and the buffet.
Several boxes were packed and I picked Mom up today to take her things...
it is a rare scene that has Mother de-cluttering...
I am known as the "de-clutter queen" in the family.
Mother and sister hang onto their "stuff."
Mom offered these three florals and I said yes...
they were always front and centre on the mantle or a table in our home when I was growing up.
I popped them into my cabinet as a "memory keeper."
My husband is not a fan of these but they take up a small amount of space.
I am trying to rationalize and justify this "emotional stuff"...
Mother is really letting go
not her usual style
and I am wary.
Am I reading too much into this change of behaviour?
her crystal collection too full
and her knick-knacks were just gathering dust...
true there is less housework with fewer things.
These tulips are blooming despite their leaves being munched by the local deer.
While waiting in line we met Elaine,
a blog reader who recognized me and said "do you write a blog? are you the hostess?"
She has recently relocated to Victoria and I was happy to make her acquaintance...but with my focus on Mother I was remiss and did not get her contact information so that we might meet again...so Elaine if you are reading please email me and I would love to meet you for coffee or tea sometime soon.
I went to meet the specialist this morning
she looked about 21 years old...
and confirmed the "frozen shoulder" diagnosis.
She has prescribed 3 cortisone shots to be administered by a radiologist a month apart and told me to continue my exercises and continue massage if it is helping.
It will be the better part of a year before I heal...
So patience is going to be utmost on my agenda.
I will look closely at the beauty in my daily round
So dear readers please indulge me as I plan to capture all and sundry on my walks.
I might bore you to tears...
the only bleeding heart will be this floral representation
as I am fortifying
with great books
while sipping hot tea
counting my blessings
It could be worse...
Thank you for stopping by.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~