Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Alone again.. naturally...


It's weird how many times I've done this lately. Seriously. Like 5 times in the last week! I'm blaming meds. I did start a bunch of news ones so..

The last few weeks have been not very great here. My Mom died on July 30th. She has been sick for a long time, but this was really sudden. We had expected a few more months.. but that's not how it went. None of us were ready for it to happen so quickly. We had a lovely service for her and so many people came! It was really a celebration of her life, she would have loved it, but been embarrassed by all the attention. That was my Mom. Our little English Rose.



The flowers were from my ex-In-laws. Weird right? But they are lovely people and Jake's grandparents. So very kind of them. I have to say I am impressed with the kindness people have shown me in the last few weeks. My friends have really been amazing, emailing and phoning and offering help. It is times like this that you find out who your friends really are. They are ones holding you up when you feel like falling down. Showing small kindnesses.

And now onto more uplifting things..


One of Jake's friends put this on Mr Pickles and holy shit did we laugh. Isn't he just the bomb? Poor Pickles, the indignities he suffers to make us laugh. I shaved him yesterday and after wards I was covered in picklefuzz so I took a shower. When I was done I called him in to the bathroom and brought him in the shower. That definitely sounds way pervier than it was. In fact it was hilarious as he doesn't realise he should shut his eyes when water is falling in them. He does the same thing in the rain. Anyways, he got a quick rinse and towel off. I'm sure he felt much better in yesterdays heat. Today however, I'm sure I was getting the stink eye. Summer in Alberta dude.. we have had our furnace on every month of the year. And I reckon it is going on tonight.


Chris is in Houston right now training a bunch of people to do I have no idea what.. so I have been eating badly, staying up late and shopping. In case you thought this was a knitting content free post, think again. I have been PRODUCTIVE!



 See? Lace is my crack right now. Which is better than say.. real crack.. right?

9 comments:

moviepuke said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother... I lost mine when I was just a teenager. You have my deepest condolences.

karen said...

thanks very much.

pip said...

i'm really sorry to hear about your mum ... my OHs mum's very sick at the minute and it's terribly hard

love Mr pickles ^..^

karen said...

thanks pip.. it is hard! hoping for a good turn around for you. it's very difficult and you have my sympathies too.

Dana said...

Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you! xoxo

crustyscarnival said...

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom too! It must be really tough. I am glad that you had a nice celebration of her life though. It's always nice to surround yourself with memories. *hugs*

Pickles is freakin' adorable! Love the hat! Solomon gets a shower instead of a bath because it's so much easier for me, and he just stands there looking all sad and pathetic letting the water get in his eyes too! He's such an Eeoyre.

Have fun shopping and eating and knitting and watching bad tv while Chris is away

karen said...

thank you both Dana and Heather. it is amazing what a comfort it is to have so many people offer support and condolences. xoxooxoxo

Robin said...

Warm thoughts to you during this challenging time, Karen.

karen said...

thank you Robin. I miss reading your blog! :)