Ha, Monday: you have rolled round again and you have brought with you the end of a month to which I'm happy to wave a firm goodbye (and I know I'm not the only one). But I'm making a memo here, so I most definitely have to note that October here saved its best for last.
|And all weekend...|
A first time memo? I have absolutely, never ever before wished my Mum (or Granny as she is usually known here) a Very Happy 85th Birthday. We used to tease her about her record breaking attempt to be the country's oldest living MS patient ..oh, maybe ten years ago? Now we're serious. When she turned seventy we hired a room in a hotel and threw a big party ("my goodbye party" as she now calls it) because we weren't sure for how much longer, then, she'd be strong enough for hard celebrating. Her three year old grand daughter helped her to unwrap presents.
|...whenever I had a minute...|
On Saturday we collected that grand daughter from Studentland (they've gone a whole week now without a visit from any kind of recovery vehicle, sewage expert or maintenance man: why did I tell you that? I'm not sure it's a good representation of my landlording abilities) and we went to see the birthday girl. We took cake, but it probably wasn't enough. How much cake would you need to celebrate this kind of an achievement? When my Mum told us about the MS, I was about fourteen. We had lost our Dad just a couple of years earlier. We had no idea what the future would bring. But sometimes, you know, things work out. Sometimes the bad thing doesn't happen And that's good..
Thanks for sticking with me!
|I worked on my November pages for Gossamer Blue|
Deb, Helena, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis, Maggie, Alexandra, Barbara, KraftyKaren, Susanne and Karen are my lovely memo makers this time round. Go on, give 'em a wave!