It's the end of May and that means it's almost my birthday and today is the anniversary of Mam's passing.
I can't believe it's one year already! Where does the time go?
This picture was taken during my brothers birthday meal before she got ill, and it's one of the best ones of her, as she hated having her picture taken and wouldn't smile properly for them. She didn't realise this one was being taken and she's so natural and relaxed. I've blocked off the bit with me on it as I'm pulling a face and I don't want to frighten any one rofl.
I put a memorial in the Shields Gazette, her local paper and my DD's and I put some flowers on her grave today. We spent some time there tidying around the stone and looking at the rest of the graves in the Garden of Remembrance. It's so pretty there right next to the church, with the sun shining down on it and being sheltered from the wind. I've expressed a wish to be placed with Mam so at least I know where I'm going to end up lol.
My friend Jane popped round unexpectedly this morning with two hanging baskets for me. One is a late Christmas present and the other is an early birthday present lol. Jane, with the best will in the world, is always late with things and to get a birthday present on time is very good, but to get one EARLY is unheard of rofl
When they start growing they'll look gorgeous !
I've got to say, that the herbalist's 'witches brew' is doing me the world of good, I feel so much better these days, full of energy and enthusiasm, I'm sleeping better and the hot flushes are minimal and best of all, I'm not falling asleep as soon as I sit down during the day! I go back next week to see her for my 3rd visit, so we'll see if she wants to leave/change/stop the treatment or to carry on for a while longer.
I've got my mojo back for stitching too :) and have been doing one of the beaded tree ornaments I bought last week end. Perforated paper is not my favourite, but the ornamensts look lovely when they're done.
My ex husband, Richard, gave us all a turn last week end. He was admitted to hospital with irregular and rapid heart beats and pains in his chest. After various tests and monitoring they said it wasn't a heart attack or angina, but don't really know what it is. They've put him on warfarin and beta blockers and said if his heart doesn't regulate itself in 5/6 weeks they'll have him back in to 'shock' his heart back in to rhythm again. I took the girls in to see him (they didn't have the confidence to drive to the hospital them selves) but it didn't go down too well with the girlfriend :(. If she thinks, that after being together 20 yrs, I'm not going to be concerned and want to see if he's ok, she's got another think coming. I'm not going to be wanting him back, but I'm not going to turn my back on him either. He is the father of my children when all's said and done. That said, she's not averse to asking me to do some sewing for her!!!!