Thursday, 14 December 2017

Things are beginning to draw to a close.

At long last - after nine months - it does look as though things are at last getting sorted out for me.   I shall be glad to return to some sort of normal and so begin to pick up the pieces.

Christmas will of course not feel like Christmas, but I shall make some sort of effort for the sake of my grandchildren (and three great grand children!).   The shops here in our little town are looking very Christmassy - and for those who asked for pictures of the shop windows - I haven't forgotten, just not had the chance yet.   Today I intended to do it when I went to the Hairdressers, but it was pouring with rain.

People on our estate are very kind.   I stepped out of my front door with Tess on the lead this morning just as a car stopped and a man wound down his car window and called to me not to walk as the footpaths were so very icy.  How kind of him.   We walked round the edge of my lawn instead - she did several wees and that was enough as she was later to go on her long PetPals walk.   They call and take her each Thursday and Friday which is a great help.    As a friend takes her most Wednesdays too I know that at least she gets three good walks a week.

22 comments:

angryparsnip said...

Today is a Good Day !

cheers, parsnip

justjill said...

Nice to know people are looking out for you - and I am sure others. There is a lot of good in this world, despite the doom and gloom pushed by some of the media.

gz said...

you'll make a new kind of celebration for yourself and family

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Ms. Pat

Received your Christmas card today in the mail... thank you so very much.... Every so often in our lives we need to invent a new normal..... yours may always pale in comparison with the your life with the farmer but i hope you still find a new normal that brings you love light and happiness Hugs! deb

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

It makes such a difference to have good neighbors nearby. Wishing you a joyful Christmas holiday despite the difficult year.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I hope you don't get too much icy weather that stops you getting out to see friends. It sounds as if you have some lovely neighbours.

Heather said...

It's always good to have nice neighbours - I am so pleased for you that yours are too.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I am pleased too that you have good neighbours! I dread every morning for my cycling commute

Mac n' Janet said...

Good neighbors are a blessing. Hoping things do become more normal for you and that Christmas will again be a happier time for you.

Bovey Belle said...

It certainly sounds like you have wonderful neighbours. A good community spirit is, I guess, something you were rather lacking in up at the farm, as you were rather more isolated. Enjoy the shop displays and lights, and I am sure that Chrisstmas, even though the farmer isn't there to share it with you, will still have its happy moments with the wee ones about.

Tom Stephenson said...

Are you getting to know your neighbours Weave?

Sue said...

Aww, what a nice man. I'm so pleased you have good neighbours. Tess was most likely as pleased as you to get back into the warmth of the house.

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you have good neighbors! It makes such a difference. I'm sure Tess is settling in just fine.

Librarian said...

That was really very kind of the man, to warn you about the ice. I still admire you for how you have been handling everything over the last months, and I hope you will feel truly at home soon - not just at your new place, but in this new chapter of your life, too.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's what Christmas is all about - making an effort for the sake of others. I'm sure the children bring you happiness too.

Rachel said...

It is good when all the paperwork stops coming through from the Revenue and the solicitors and you turn the corner. It comes with a great sigh of relief.

Maria said...

Kindness takes very little effort; a good man and your neighbours sound very nice. I think you you will be very happy in your new home.
Greetings Maria x

Countryside Tales said...

I'm so glad to hear this. It sounds like you have Tess' needs well catered for too.

Minigranny said...

So glad to hear that things are settling down a bit. Take care x

Toffeeapple said...

That is good to hear Pat. Onward and upward!

Karen Ann said...


I've just found your blog again after several years time - I am so sad to hear of the loss of your beloved farmer. It does sound as if you have made a lovely home for yourself and Tess, such good care you provide for her. May you find peace and comfort in your new surrounds.

Your header photo is just breathtaking, oh, such beautiful country-

Karen of This Old House 2

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

It has been treacherous under foot. I walked to the shops and my legs hurt because I was walking with tension in my limbs frightened I'd fall. It was ok where the sun had been. Sunshine today but still cold.