I prefer to take my time accomplishing tasks
feels like the right phrase
to explain why we are living at this high level of activity.
The bungalow is scented with floral bouquets.
Chrysanthemums, lilies, hydrangeas, roses...
Flowers and food from friends offer up such care and comfort.
They are my go-to gifts when friends and family experience turmoil and loss.
We are on the receiving end this time and it does help...
Coffee has been a key player for me these past few weeks...
sleep and early mornings and a foggy brain have needed a little extra boost!
I've taken myself out for coffee in between meetings with the lawyer, the bank and various agencies.
It has been a full roster of appointments with little time to cook or prepare decent meals.
I have relied on the kindness of friends
and indulged in some easy meals.
The staple BBQ chicken and deli salads are becoming a fast favourite of mine.
Tea and an apple with cheese
after I staged the condo for the Real Estate Photographer.
Sitting in the quiet
listening to the ticking of the clock
surrounded by mom's things
offered up a wee bit of respite.
Mother Nature has been busy tending her garden.
Spring flowers are emerging from their winter slumber.
Parrot tulips for a wonderful friend who kindly made us a meal and has stood by us through thick and thin...
Today for the first time in many weeks I slept in...
the bed felt warm and cozy and I slowly got up
easing into a quiet morning
with no appointments until after lunch
I put the laundry in the washing machine
made a coffee
and opened up my dusty laptop to write this post.
It feels good to be alive
I feel such gratitude
although my heart aches for my Mom
I know that she would not want me to be maudlin for too long...
she was a sensible woman
with a no nonsense approach to life.
So, in her honour, I am going to try to do my best...
I will cherish her and keep her memory alive in my heart.