Had to run twice, it was so fleeting.
First the tops of the trees were like they had been painted gold.
Then the colour was gone as fast as the sun had painted the gold.
I went back in the house.
My son Chris called from downstairs – look at the orange!
I ran again with my camera.
Again, gone as fast as it came.
My daughter, Mary had been out with her friends and had taken her camera. She said she took some of her own photos as fast as she could. I’m looking forward to seeing hers.
Nice distraction, although I’d spent the rest of the day fairly pleasantly making thank you cards for the kindnesses shown our family while we grieved the loss of our mother.
Haven’t posted in a bit. Struggling and missing her.
Managed to do one of the two remaining spreads in the scrapbook I was making for her of our trip down east last summer. One spread remaining. My goal this weekend is to finish it. Got a bazillion things and pics of Mom to scrapbook. That will be a long term project. I bought a lovely green album to begin recording her story in the other day.
Went to a stamping class on Monday. Lovely lady teaching it. Tried embossing, and now I’m hooked. We made three cards as well as a one page layout. Going to try my hand at more cardmaking.
This Monday is our third “all about me” scrapbook class. Theme “Day in the Life”. Learning a lot of different approaches.
This weekend will be more sorting things at her house, and sending thank you cards. I think I can manage that now.
But did yesterday, then harder today. Was heading to bed around 4, but forced myself to go for a walk to the gas station. Was heading there again and forced myself to go into Frankford to the grocery store.
Yes, she lived to a good old age. I’m grateful for that. Doesn’t make me miss her less.
They have a pub night at the coffee shop tonight. I’ll give it a try with Scott. Tried working on my project due on Wednesday. Very little bit done. I’ll try again. Maybe scrapbook a bit.
Yesterday was filled with preparations for my mother’s funeral. So many kind people along the way today.
The one who touched me the most was the lady at Forget-me-Not florist. Scott and I stopped there to buy a casket spray and bouquet from all of Mom’s grandchildren. She asked if we’d like a little embellishment that said “Grandmother” or “Grandma”. I smiled, and said she wouldn’t have the one that my children called their grandmother. She asked what it was, I told her “Ga-Ga”. She told me she’d make it for me. I cried and I cried, and I told her I was so glad that we’d come there for the flowers.
What a Doll!
My mother died today.
I had spoken to my sister about two hours before I got the call.
I had told her I thought it was imminent. Mom had lost interest. Dale noticed that Mom was very congested. I thought her lungs would fill and she would be gone in a few days.
The doctor was taken aback when she called me shortly after one o’clock. It had taken her by surprise.
I think it’s a very cool thing that Mom went on this day. She’d been independent, had a young life that was against a lot of the protocol of that day, lived on her own well into her eighties …
Been really busy back and forth to the hospital.
Had an assignment due at school the Wednesday before last.
Supposed to be working on my next project.
Went to Oshawa with Scott today to take Mary to the Go Station to meet Steph. Sister shopping. Mary needs some clothes.
Scott stopped at Long and McQuade to check the music stuff out. I bought a few things for Chris for his guitar for Easter.
Stopped at Scrapbook Emporium and Scrapbook Academy. Enjoyed that quite a bit. Bought a Bazill punch thing that you use so that you can sew on scrapbook layouts.
Glad Dale was coming today to see Mom. I think she’ll be shocked at her weight. She’s so thin, and Dale hasn’t seen for about two weeks. So thin, that her teeth don’t fit her anymore. I finally found someone who will come in to fit her for teeth on March 16th. I bought her two new pairs of glasses too. Her old ones are so big on her face, and damaged when she fell from the stroke. She doesn’t want to wear them right now.
It just haunts me, how thin she is. Haven’t been able to get her off my mind. Even while I had fun today.