Defrosting the freezer makes me think of my mother. She was very frail towards the end of her life and would hobble in to the kitchen and stand in the most inconvenient place and offer to help. I'd tell her no, it's OK but sit and talk to me while I do it. Make the time pass pleasantly
And she would talk about Walter De La Mare the poet, or Andy a boyfriend she had during WW2 or her own sisters who by then were all dead. Once she told me about going to see the lying in state of King George Vl and how three queens had attended his funeral. My best memories of my mother are not from childhood when I was one of many but when we were two women together alone talking. It seems funny to miss her presence here in this kitchen which she was never in, as we moved here after she died, but I do.
Perhaps in middle age my daughter or my God daughter will miss me and my stories in a kitchen I will never know....
What with something a bit mad and weird going on in BS's family and my niece's bad news I find I'm distracted to the point where my memory is affected. Today I forgot I had to go to a meeting until a colleague reminded me. Funny that, as I must have ignored the entry in my diary and the note on my calendar.
The top I'm wearing today is a bit slutty and I had no time to change! I wondered if the MD would try to hit on me, he seems to like me. By *like me* I mean he remembers my name, although in all fairness I'm a hard person to forget... Anyway, it was so bloody cold in there I kept my jacket on anyway! So he missed out on a tantalizing glimpse of my really very exciting bra.
This is the middle of the garden where Stan and I admired the late still blooming roses and agreed, yes, it is quite warm in the sun...
Many of you know Dazzle_Dust is my much loved niece and God Daughter. With her permission and knowledge I am letting you all know that last Friday she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. We will know more after Thursday when she sees the consultant.
We are a large and loving family and are all shocked and frightened by this news, especially her mother my Twisted Sister and her father K.
Thank you to those of you who have already sent messages of support.
DD put this poster up in the local shop. Seems it blew away in the high winds on Saturday..... Or could it be that some unscrupulous person has kidnapped it!
The Waters of Mars
Sunday 15th November 2009
We got home from a visit to the BS family with 5 minutes to spare which is just as well because our VCR (yes,VCR, we're the last outpost!) is now on the blink along with the microwave...
DD has found a variation on the cushion over the face or the hide behind the sofa method of enjoying the adventures of the Time Lord. A supporting role perhaps? Or how about the Waters of Bras?
I'll just shut up now shall I??
We had visitors, on such a vile afternoon. Because they reckon I do enough sunsets they brought us the gift of a sunrise!
Trevor's mother used to say *You lay your troubles where you lay your love.* Plenty of both today....
..From our progress to the far North.
12th Nov 2009, 16:49
| tags:North,York,Knaresborough,Skipton,half term,river,cousins,geese,bridge,trees,spider,boatscomments (13)