Seeds and a
a face lit up showing basil shoots
sprouting that she planted
in a used glass jar
car drive with chatter
smiles on the face
she ate Thai green curry
that blended with
the colour of her hair
then new clothes and shoes
her boots falling apart
warm weather on its way
a visit to the penguins
dropped back home
my girl and I
K had to cancel her outing with her sister, as she had locked the keys in her car and B/F J had gone to do a gardening job, taking the spare with him.
They have made another catch up date for next weekend. I am so happy.
I picked K up and we went for lunch, bought her some clothes and summer shoes.
We then visited the penguins and I took her back home.
We had a good day, we laughed, we talked, we discussed B (her sister) and Borderline and what she experiences.
She was nervous about moving, but today they went and saw J, the wonderful lady who has offered them a room and she now feels a bit more comfortable about having to relocate again.
Mr. S and I did 11 hours of non stop painting today. I have only just lain on the couch and every muscle and joint is starting to seize ugh! Tomorrow I have an hour massage a birthday gift from a girlfriend, then I am meeting her for lunch. I am SO looking forward to it!
Wednesday I have a Service to conduct in the afternoon, then visiting penguins again.
Thursday, Mr. S and I are flying to Nelson Bay in NSW to stay in a tree studio with spa, for 6 nights. I shall be taking my IPad, but if I don’t catch up on reading you all, or being around..well that’s the reason why.
So happy for you that your outing with k went so well. Things are looking up Jenny. As for painting, well its hard work, but you do get a good feeling when its all done and dusted.
At the moment they are, but I remain on my toes, but thank you. I better get a good feeling after it 🙂
Sounds like a well deserved 6 days break. Nelson Bay is a great place to unwind and replenish so enjoy every moment. Hey Jen, this means we will be in the same State for 6 days. That means we’re almost neighbours. Happy for you that K’s new home sounds homely and welcoming.
Jude..neighbour, I am so looking forward to it, I hear that it’s beautiful. I shall be unwinding and taking in the beauty of it all. Thank you, I hope that K settles down quickly, as the last few months have been tough on her as well.
Wonderful to hear you had a good day with K.
Ugh, 11 hours of painting. Poor you. Just reading about it makes my muscles seize up.
Enjoy the break to NSW. You’ve earned it. ❤
Thank you darling ❤ had the massage today, relaxation and a little remedial, it was AMAZING but now the remedial part is taking effect..ouch. I plan to unwind as much as possible, hugs xx
Hope you are kind to yourself.
I’m so happy you are getting away. You certainly deserve the break. Enjoy!
Oh Nelson, thank you so much, yes I am looking forward to it greatly, hopefully the weather is better as though we are in Spring we have hail and 15 forecast for tomorrow 😦
We’re into autumn and still quite warm. We may hit 28 or 29 today.
ok I’m jealous 😉
Have a great break J 🙂
Thank you R, will be here for a day and a bit, can’t escape me that easily 🙂
Never crossed my mind 😉
Ha ha, hope you are headache free this morning?
i am so happy for you for so many reasons.
…I know, thank you and many hugs darling girl ❤ xx
I loved the way you pieced the poem together, it created an interesting feeling of taking snapshots of the two of you on your day…glad you enjoyed, hope you have a fantastic time in the trees:)! Enjoy!
Aww, thank you so much MF, I am glad that my snapshots were recognised, so looking forward to living in the tree for a few days..should bring some interesting writing 🙂
love this new chat style. And you go girl… spa and a getaway! you so deserve this. I hope you relax
Oh I hope I do to pumpkin, thank you lovely one. Big hugs xox
I liked the fact you are so open. I am glad you don’t care about hair dye or surface things, but try to reach the ‘heart’ of the matter with each member of your family. So happy the movie date will be re-scheduled. Very happy about your going to do a Service, you are amazing with these. Then, whisked off for a sweet, special, quiet, and relaxing tree studio apt. setting with your dear Mr. S. We are so not worried about your contacting us, since you deserve (after the stress of family, the 11 hours of painting and giving a lot of your soul and emotions into the service…) REST and RELAXATION, Jen!! Hugs, xoxox Robin
Robin, in all honesty, it took me a while to adjust to her new colours..but I imagine Cindy Lauper style, her true colours are shining through. The other week it was blue, then pink, now green. It’s also a way for Borderlines of ‘finding’ themselves. Thank you, the service has now been read to the daughter, who commented wonderfully. I’m now getting excited about Thursday morning, airport, only an hour and a bit flight, then relax. I hope that I do have internet service up there, as I want to keep up with everyone and hopefully write about what I’m experiencing, but I shall rest and relax I promise – hugs back sweety xoxox
I had that art school daughter who had her father send her back home after she arrived with bright neon pink strands that were not all over her head, but in barrettes, wearing a pretty long black velvet dress that had pink roses on it, she drove about two hours back to my house, where my parents, my ex and my youngest daughter were celebrating Thanksgiving. My ex, her Dad, cut his nose off to spite his face, so to speak. Over the years, they have built a tentative trust, but as my Mom and Dad embraced her, while she cried bunches, I felt that I would never do this to another person. Rejecting for the hair color, or other surface things. It is hard with your daughter, since you are so right, she is finding herself, learning how to love herself and also maneuvering the ‘in’s and out’s’ of her mental illness. I love the image of Cindy Lauper, especially love her song, Jen! How perfectly fitting to picture this, gritting your teeth inwardly, at times, I am sure! So happy you had a girlfriend day with massage and lunch out. Soothing before the rather horrible news of your dear Mum’s fall….
Isn’t it ALWAYS something?!!! xoxo Robin
You story brought a tear. I wish my penguins would embrace K, they can’t understand her illness nor does the rest of the family and it makes it so hard for me, let alone K. In fact none of them have asked about her since I left the house to live with my penguins. I feel we are an ‘occasion’ family, as birthdays, Christmas is the only time we all see each other, otherwise we hardly are in contact. I think your daughter is special and I admire those who ‘Be’ themselves, it took some mind changing on my part, but I am now more accepting. Hugs and love R xox
I hope you don’t have time to get caught up on reading. 🙂
And I’m glad the lunch went well. 🙂
I hear you..and perhaps I won’t 😉 thank you hun ❤ xox
Enjoy your break, Jen. You deserve it. Relationships sound more positive all round which is a cause for celebration even allowing for the everchanging.x
Thank you AM, very sweet of you. Yes I am hoping when they do meet next week that it goes well, as all mums would..there will be ever changing moments still, but fingers crossed and Yay to the break ❤ x
I had Purple once. 🙂 well I did it to prove a point and help a patient, but it was interesting. Can you sneak B a hug from me sometime?
I shall. When I saw her last Saturday as we went for our walk, I held her hand and said thank you, she said what for..I said for asking K out, she said you don’t need to thank me.. I said yes I do & I love you… I shall sneak in another one just for you – thank you. Purple hmm I like purple ❤ xxx
Purple is the bestest. 😉 This comment made me smile a lot though. When you hug her, whisper ,,, Amber says that she is kewl. you know, just to confuse her. 😉
I will sweety, I like confusing her 🙂 ❤ x
Eleven hours of painting!? Good grief – you need that massage 😀
I’m so glad it all went well with your daughter and enjoy the break! 😉
Thanks petal, yes it was needed, Mr S is still going – 3 days later 😦 I shall try without thinking about mum now..good grief 😦 Hugs xox
enjoy relax an have fun!
Thank you sweetheart I shall try to do just that – hugs xxx
Sorry-just getting caught up on things. I am beyond excited that you and Mr. S. are getting away. Good for you! Also happy to hear that you and K had a good day. Then I read about your mom. Geez, we reach the age where we are almost home free with our kids being independent and then our parents become our children. Does this seem fair to you? Ugh.
We leave in the morning. Thank you darling, excited and hesitant. I visited mum penguin this afternoon, she’s not in a good way at all and she has a long road to recovery now. Yes, hun, I thought dealing with K and her issues would be..it, but not so. No it’s not fair, bit I guess expected to a certain extent. At least she is in the hospital for the time we are away and will get the drugs and help she needs. Pop is so upset too. So relying on brother to step up. Blah really, never rains but it pours over here 😦 ❤ xxx
Really good to hear your day with K went well. Enjoy your time away with Mr S. Possibly don’t take the ipad?
Reception is crappy, so I possibly won’t be on air, that’s what you get for booking a tree studio! Thanks sweety, I hope so, just try not to worry about mum in hospital with a broken arm now! 😦 xx