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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Recent Events...

Last week was a busy and emotional week. 

My 89 year-old grandmother was very ill in hospital all week, and she died on Saturday evening.  Even though it was kind of expected, it was still a bit of a shock when it happened, and my youngest - Sammy - took the news pretty badly.  The funeral is on Friday afternoon, and I'm trying to sort out with Sammy's school for her to go with us, as she has a GCSE exam at the time.

My close friend moved down south at the weekend, and we had a leaving party for her on Friday night.  She has had a tough time of it recently, and decided to sell up and move back to where her family are.  I'm going to miss her, although she will be coming back up here for particular things, and her two sons are staying in Darwen.

Rachel came home from Uni on Saturday.  My other half went down to Swansea on Friday and stayed at his uncles house in Port Talbot overnight, before loading the car with Rachel's belongings (everything but the kitchen sink!) and heading home on Saturday.  It was nice to see her again, and she is home until September, as is Steven, who came home the week before.

It was my birthday on Sunday, although I didn't feel much like celebrating... I spent the day visiting my mum and dad, shopping, and stitching.  I did go out on Sunday night with my mum, aunt and cousin, although that was more of a break from the events over the week.  Rachel and Steven had bought me a Maia cross stitch kit (giraffe silhouette), and Sammy bought me an Eeyore cup and a new t-shirt.  Tom (OH) bought me a bunch of carnations and roses.

As for stitching, I've not had much time this week, but I have been working on My Big Toe Designs' "A New Day".  I couldn't concentrate enough to do any work on my Mermaid, so I stitched the easier design...I'll take some pictures later in the week and post a (more cheerful!) update.

I hope everyone has a good week, and Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

Hazel said...

So sorry to hear your bad news Lynn. I hope you are okay hun. x

Hazel said...

oooh and Happy belated b'day! It was mine on Friday. x

Hillery said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. It must be nice though to have the kids home. Happy Belated Birthday.

Cath said...

Sorry for your loss . hope you manage to arrange things for your daughter. XXX

Sharlotte said...

So sorry about your grandmother. All of my grandparents are gone. I know how hard it is.

Gosh, and your good friend moved away. I know you will miss her a lot but there is always the phone and the post. :)Not the same, I know.

Happy Belated birthday and I hope you have a great rest of the week!!

Julie said...

Belated Birthday Greetings Lynn, what a week for you. Good that your family are home to give mum a much needed {hug}

valerie said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. *Hugs* to you. Happy belated birthday as well. So sad to hear your best friend moved away as well.

Cole said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Even when these things are expected they're still so hard. My thoughts are with your family... Blessings

Bekca said...

So sorry to hear about your loss Lynn, especially at a difficult time for your daughter. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Ranae said...

Sorry for our loss, my thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
Not a very good birthday!? huh?
Happy belated Birthday to you!

Liz said...

Sorry to have neglected you. We'll make it up to you after the funeral. XXX

Xangles said...

Belated birthday greetings, Lynn and my condolences on your loss. Guess what? You won my giveaway - a little something to cheer you up. {hugs} Pokua

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear you're having a tough time of it lately, especially the loss of your grandmother.

Kim B said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss Lynn. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.