To honour her memory, I spent the day working outside in the back garden where she loved to relax by gardening.
We are almost at the end of April, and still no sign of our April showers. We could use some rain.
Outside is dry and hot, and the earth is cracked. Even though the grass is brown and crispy, there was still lots of trimming to be done. Cutting dry brown grass is definitely not fun....dust flying every which way and the grass cuttings making you sneeze for evermore....not fun at all.
By ten o'clock I had had enough of the sun, and the grass.
Hustling inside, I rinsed my favourite mug to make myself a cool drink of one of our local drinks...mauby, a great thirst quencher. As I started to dry my mug with the dish towel, it fell from my hands and crashed to the floor.
You know that slow motion thing when you can see what is about to happen, but yet you know you can't do anything about it......because you just can't.
I saw my mug falling to the floor, but my hands just did not engage to break its fall....it was as if they knew it didn't make any sense trying.
Brownie realising that something was amiss decided that he should come into the kitchen to investigate, and I had to chase him away several times before he stayed away, while I cleaned the broken slivers up carefully from the floor...I did not want him to get any of the broken pieces in his paws.
I found him a few minutes later sleeping like nobody's business.
Ain't life grand when you can sleep comfortably with your foot cocked up in the air??
My friend Paul had brought me some lunch from his lunch lady yesterday...it is always a healthy portion, and I am never able to eat it in one go. Today I had leftovers.
Macaroni pie, rice and peas, baked chicken, steamed veggies and a tossed salad as it arrived yesterday.
Today was my Mum's birthday, and I know that she was with me in the beauty of the garden in spirit.
Happy Birthday Mum!!!