The last few weeks after the death of my Mum have been incredibly hard. Compounded by another death just 7 days after Mum. My best friend's husband died suddenly aged 51.
I have spent some time in a dream world. The children have kept me sane and driven me crazy in equal measure but they are doing ok. I thought that the death of their Nanna would have hit them harder but they have been prepared for a number of years so when it came they had all their coping mechanisms in place.
My Mum had a lovely send off and burial close to me, Just a 20 minute walk away. I have been a regular visitor taking care of her final resting place and spending time with my Stepdad.
We had Mother's Day here in the UK a couple of weeks ago. It was a bittersweet day. I would normally lavish Mum with a card and gift and of course precious time spent together but I found myself in the sunny but cold, cemetery sat with her. After Mum died I went to see her in the Chapel of Rest and I put her Mother's Day card in the coffin with her so she carried it on her journey along with cards and photographs from the children.
Just over 5 weeks has gone by. Time goes so quickly but it seems an age.
I have completed pages 17 and 18 of Avarice. Page 18 was a 12 stitch wide column. The last of the 'bad' confetti is behind me now and its onto those mounds of dress!!
115,200 stitches in. of 240,000. So not that far off halfway there.
My next start will be Sistine Chapel. If I can average a page every 2 weeks on Avarice I will be happy. If I get ahead I might start to put in a few Chapel stitches. We will see.
I missed 2 IHSW and ORT reports. I will catch those up next month I am sure.
Til the next update