Well the last month has been busy!! With TOF in hospital for two and a half weeks my life carried on but it was way busier than normal. With daily treks up to the hospital and sorting all sorts of things out for his return. I was grateful to have work and so many lovely friends, and my two beautiful sons to keep my mind occupied and support me emotionally. Then there was Oscar, Sheba, Big, Toebee and the girls. They were the best companions when I was alone. I was also blessed with a couple of my friends coming and staying with me, that was FUN!!!!
These two gave up waiting and looking out the window
for Dad after a few days.
My companions all lined up together every evening.
My gorgeous friend Lulu-belle (Louise) came to visit in the first week and stopped a night with me armed with delicious snacks for our dinner and French Champagne!! I put flowers in her room from my garden and burned Vanilla Incense as my welcome. We had a fabulous night filled with laughter, just what I needed.
The second week my darling friend Denise came and stayed. We had booked to go to an evening with the very beautiful Rachel Hunter a while back so this was very well timed. We had a quick walk in the Hamilton Gardens, followed by a nibble style dinner and then off to two hours with Rachel. It was an amazing evening which ended with us visiting our friend Vicki afterwards and getting home eventually at 1:30am the following morning.
The next day we spent the morning out at Raglan. TOF was having his surgery so it was the perfect distraction from clock and phone watching. We had Fish n Chips on the wharf and I took Denise to my favourite shops. I want the two tea towels we found and laughed at in Zinnias.
The following week was busy with my youngest sons girlfriends Graduation lunch and with TOF being able to come home. The balloon was accompanied with a bowl of fruit from my life long buddy Leonie who was back in the country and came to visit TOF in Hospital. She also came and spent the evening with me bringing dinner with her.
I am so very grateful for the lovely friends that kept in touch during this time, that popped in to see how I was and you lovelies that sent your thought to me. In times like this you really find out how much you mean to others. My mother and both of my sisters not once contacted me which has saddened me but also made me realised that I obviously do not rank very highly in their thoughts or hearts. I accept this and will just carry on, life is all about choices at the end of the day.
My new garden flourished and I added the wrought iron bed head I got ages ago, so I really do have a 'Flower Bed' now and I love it. This is the garden Bumble was in.
I was given three new girls to add to the flock. Mrs Black (was Blackie) and Kara and Kariki (previously nameless). They came from Karakariki via a friend of a friend that I just happened to go to High School with all those years ago. Pleased to say they have settled in well and laying eggs daily.
Sheba took up modelling necklaces for me.
Toebee made a new friend
that stopped playing with him!
And these two blamed each other for
the mysterious exploding toy found on my bed!!
I had the odd window of opportunity to call into local op shops. The Fantail picture came from a Hospice and the small case came from Remains to be Scene. The Frida Mermaid and colourful Bark cloth came from Trade Me. We all know a little bit of second hand retail therapy is good for the soul!!
These two continue to be BFF's and with the cooler weather on it's way the snuggling at night is now a happening thing!!
A visit to Dawn's place resulted in me purchasing
the best Angel candle/incense holder
with the cutest little boobs!!
A lone Monarch Caterpillar is
chomping it's way through the last of my Swan plant.
How beautiful are flowers?
Mother Nature rules.
Even the bugs in the garden are colourful.
New fabulous dress/tops.
The one on the left is my FAVOURITE!!
I have Amethyst on a bag of Nag Champa in my car,
protection and scent!
And I have Toebee!
Nothing can be better than that.