It's Sunday.... it's grey.... it's cool.... and I'm still in Regina
We held Mom's memorial a week ago yesterday. It was, for a Memorial, very nice. My Uncle and two cousins did a fabulous job of the Eulogy with laughter and tears (and props!). I know my Mom would have loved it.
Monday my sisters and I filled a dumpster. In one day. We thought we wouldn't need another, but we worked hard all week, sent two pick up trucks full of useable stuff to the thrift store, and we have another almost full dumpster on the driveway.
We signed the papers to sell the house around noon on Thursday, had two showings that evening despite the house being full of boxes and mess.... and by Friday morning we had an offer and by lunchtime had a conditional sale. We are waiting on the building inspection to see if the condition will be lifted and the sale will be final. If all goes through, the house will no longer be ours at noon on October 4th.
One short month since Mom's passing.
Funny how she struggled and suffered for so long, but the sale of the house is so quick.
We have worked very hard to get the house cleared out. Heather and I want to go home. We need a few more trucks to head to the thrift store including a few runs of furniture. We still need to pack the dishes in the kitchen. We still have to work on Mom's craft room. And then there's Dad's workbench and the Christmas boxes. The craft room, workbench and Christmas boxes are going to be difficult as those are the things that hold the most memories for all of us.
I am doing OK... I miss my husband and kids, I miss my friends, I miss being a part of my own life. I am exhausted both physically and emotionally. I need a massage (or three) and I may live at my chiropractors office for a few weeks.... I plan on crawling in to a hot bath as soon as I walk in the door of my home... and I hope my husband and kids will unpack my suitcases and start my laundry while I relax.
Anyway.... I only have a couple of cards on my hard drive to share with you.... and I have no idea when I'll be crafting again. I plan on heading home on October 2nd.... but who knows when there will be time or mojo.
But for today, a card... to reward you for your patience!
Have I told you how much I love those Michael's Bridal flowers??? I love that they keep their shimmer after they've been coloured. I love that they take the colour so nicely from markers or sponges or ink pads. I love that I can customize them so easily. They are probably my most used and most loved embellishment!
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with condolences.... and a big thank you to everyone who has donated to the Hospice in Mom's name... we really do appreciate your thoughts and generousity!
Thanks for your patience.... I don't know when I'll be back with another card, but I will be.....