Mum's funeral went well and the service was lovely. It's a strange thing to say given the event, but it's true.
It's been a busy and at times stressful few months for me. April in particular has been tough. Physically I'm tired from all the work we've been doing in the house, although it has kept me occupied and it's been a productive couple of weeks. And emotionally and mentally I'm drained with losing Mum and organising all that goes with that. So I'm trying to take some time for myself now and make sure my days tick over at a much gentler pace.
I feel the need to make a conscious effort to focus more on taking care of myself for a while and sorting through what I call the dead wood in certain areas of my life that have a tendency to drag me down.
I also need to focus on my enviornment. The house is not how it should be and while I can cope with that for a while if it's a means to an end, it's not something I can happily live with for very long.
There are no dramatic plans, it's basically time for a re-boot. I simply feel the need to 'just be' for a while and properly take the time to sort things out and enjoy and appreciate the small things once again.
I'm starting with these gorgeous flowers that a relative sent for Mum. Usually the majority of flowers would be donated to hospitals, hospices and care homes but that's not allowed at the moment and we were asked to take them home with us. This beautiful arrangement is on my coffee table and yesterday when I had the house to myself for a little while, which is a rare occurrence lately, I lit a candle and had a quiet few minutes.
Hope you all have a lovely day and are looking forward to your Bank Holiday weekend. xx