Monday, 6 September 2010

September Sunshine



Thank you all so much for the lovely and kind comments on my last post. I am very relieved to say that my father seems to be on the mend, although it is a very slow process. Unlike the hands on the clock which seemed to have whizzed round this summer and we now find ourselves in September...
Whilst it may not have been the best of summers for us here at the Ragged Roses house, there have been many, many reasons to smile. Days of sitting on a sunny beach were few and far between but moments of sheer happiness have been savoured:

Seeing my father last week, up and dressed and being his usual naughty self...

The sound of my eldest daughter's voice when she rang home to tell us her GCSE results - amidst all the doom and gloom, her hard work had been rewarded, her dream results were achieved and the maths calculator banished! I don't think I will ever forget the sound of her voice on the phone that day...

Mr Roses surprising us gals with a very unexpected return trip to see "Wicked". A show made to make your spirits soar if ever there was one. Only to be matched by the size of the beams on my daughters' faces when the curtain rose...

Watching Little Sister trundle off on her first day to Secondary School last week. Completely swamped by the size of her schoolbag and PE kit and returning home relieved and just a little bit older...

Spending the day with her yesterday as she completed her first bit of homework. Rewarding ourselves with a batch of homemade brownies and a much awaited cuddle on the sofa whilst singing along to DVD of Mama Mia...

Emails and phone calls from friends who have been so kind to me this summer and, yes Dottie, what would i have done without you?

The first evening of our holidays when I started to laugh hysterically and realised that I hadn't laughed for a very long time... Oh yes, we even managed a little holiday and i have lots to say about that very soon!

11 comments:

Petit Filoux said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!! And that is definitely a lot to smile about! x

Gina said...

Really hope things start to pick up for you now that your dad is on the mend. Congratulations to your daughter on her exam results.

Sew Recycled said...

Welcome back sweetie! Lets get those blackberry baskets at the ready!

Pipany said...

Well done you for finding the good things and well done to eldest daughter for her results. Glad first day at secondary school went well too x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, the little special things among the ordinary! I'm happy to hear that your father is feeling better. And Congratulations to Big Sister!

Cowboys and Custard said...

It's good to have you back Milly.. and so glad you can put some of your woes behind you now..and especially good that your father is on the mend.

Dottie xx

Isabelle said...

So sorry about your father but glad he's on the mend. Nice to see you back.

Gingham and Flowers said...

I'm so very pleased to hear that your Dad is on the mend. Well done to Big Sister on her exam results. You must be very proud indeed. x

Louise said...

Nice to see you back Kim, and pleased things are brighter. The sunflowers are lovely, look like Teddy Bear, that variety name always makes me smile. Your post reminded me of seeing billboards for Wicked on at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, when we visited over Christmas. I've looked at the trailer on the internet, and it looks like a fun show to see. Well it's a sunny start to the day, so hope you manage something nice. x

Karen said...

Hi Kim, just want to wish you Happy Birthday hope you have had a lovely day. My parcel arrived today and everything was lovely and thank you very much for the little extras. I have been trying to email you today but my computer had other ideas. Karen X

Karen said...

Hi Kim, just want to wish you Happy Birthday hope you have had a lovely day. My parcel arrived today and everything was lovely and thank you very much for the little extras. I have been trying to email you today but my computer had other ideas. Karen X