Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Another Week

 I've been absent for a couple of days. 

Sunday was the first Mother's Day (UK) without my Mum. It was a tough day. I mostly stayed off any kind of social media just to not spend the whole day in tears. We spent the morning out even though it was well below zero. I don't think husband was too keen, but I needed to get out and not mope all day. 

Later, my sister sent me some photos of the trip her and her family took to Mum's bench where they put some flowers and cards. It was lovely to see them but made me a little teary. I won't share the family photos but here's one of the bench 

My daughter sent me a big box of English goodies and rang to talk to me for quite a while. She knows how difficult I was going to find the day. So thankful for her. 

I can't believe we're in the last week of March! It is feeling like winter again here in Michigan. Since the snow the other day it's been really, really cold. I'm back in my long underwear, double gloves and handwarmers! I'm not sure where spring went. It is supposed to warm up a little tomorrow - and rain - and then drop back down again just in time for - you've guessed it - the weekend. 

Life is plodding along and so am I. I haven't got a lot done this week but, to be fair, it is only Tuesday. 

I'm behind on posting the phone photos - but I have been taking them!

Phone Photos - Things That Make Me Smile 


It was really cold when we went out on Sunday. Mum would have laughed when I told her about our Sunday Adventure and told me how crazy we were to go out walking when it was so cold. 


Was so very cold on Monday morning. It was lovely and sunny though and that made me smile. I bundled up and went for a walk anyway. Roll on Spring!


Seeing this actually made me laugh as the water has froze again! It has been that cold lol. Hopefully a warm-up is on the way. Keep your fingers crossed!


  1. (((HUGS))) Sharon. How nice of your daughter to send you a box of English goodies. Hope you enjoyed some of them. :)

  2. Sending {{hugs}} for you at a difficult time.

    The frozen water butt just makes me shiver!

    1. Thanks. It warmed up a little today and then it started to rain!

  3. Looks cold in your part of the world, altho' we are forecast is for colder weather too, so our peach tree is draped against the frosts.. but hope it gives us a miss.
    I don't really like Mothers day, mine died when I was 2 so I have lived my life without her. I have children but they all live away from me, so not my day.

    1. Oh no. Sorry. Sending hugs your way. I know it's a difficult time for others too.

  4. My heart is aching reading about how sad you've been. We have had snow today so winter is back with a flurry.

    1. Thanks. I expected it to be difficult. There are so many firsts. So many times when I just miss her. I'm trying, but it's difficult sometimes to smile when you don't feel like it, but also feel guilty because so many bad things are going on in the world.

  5. I will send my virtual hugs too.


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