Greetings lovely friends & readers
I have been away down to my Mum's for quite sometime & upon my return I've been struggling to blog. I received a phone call from the Resthome to say Mum had deteriorated (again) so I drove immediately down there. Mum has slightly improved but she will not get properly well again now & is very frail. I knew I needed to sell the family home this year in order to continue paying for Mum's Care so when the neighbours approached me about their daughter buying it, I didn't hesitate.
Thus began the looooong process of sorting & clearing out 60 plus years of stuff. I have been home a couple of weeks now but will return next week to finish up & stay on for settlement.
Every time I would sit at my computer to write a blog post - the words just wouldn't come - so I would walk away. Since my return I have not been idle & have found some creative moments in amongst catching up on everything around here. While at Mum's I took 5 bootloads to the Hospice Op-Shop. I have a large vehicle so they were certainly NOT small loads. Even so, I still bought some treasures home with me ... my Dad's old paintbrush was one of them. It was hanging on the hook in his shed where he always hung it. I can still see myself, probably aged about 5 or 6 looking up at it & asking him why he hung that one there? "Because it's my favourite brush" he said. I'm sure I've mentioned before that my Dad was a Painter & Paperhanger for all the years that he was my Father.
I've hung the single one on my dining room wall where it matches some frames I've painted. I purchased 3 plain candles from The Warehouse & glued lace around the bottoms to "tizzy them up a bit". These sit quite sturdily on the sconce bases although I'm not sure I will be lighting them.
If you had told me that I would spend 2 solid days sitting at my work-table making Pokemon toys, I would've told you that you were quite insane!!! However, that is what I did last week as Cyclone Gabrielle raged around us here. Fortunately we didn't lose power although the Mr had no power at the farm to milk the cows.