Monday, 7 March 2016

In more cheerful news...

On to more cheerful news as the title said!


There are bits of blue sky.


Beautiful tulips.


Beautiful flowers in the garden - albeit from afar because it is freezing cold out there!


Fabric to back my finished tapestry cushion front - when I drag the sewing machine out.

Coughing is SO dramatically reduced.


More lovely flowers in the garden


Current tapestry is coming along really well!  I just have the background to do now.


Very cute bunny on my calendar this month.


Finally cooking from Simply Nigella which I bought ages ago and haven't used yet.  It is selected as this months recipe book!

Oh, and have you seen this crazy thing on the news today about the use of exclamation marks?  Unless you start a sentence with what or how you cannot use one apparently.  What the heck!  How do I cope!

All more cheerful things to be thinking about as I get back to some sort of routine and am spending the day cleaning the house after neglecting it for the last two weeks.  Dust bunny chasing is good for the soul!

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Thank you all so much for the kind and supportive comments on my post yesterday.  I was very down and although nothing has changed, your support was wonderful!  Thank you.

To add insult to injury Man's other son called yesterday evening to say that he had spoken to Man and that he was fine and is apparently going out today and that all is well...  Nothing to worry about apparently.

We have tried all that we can, and we have tried involving doctors, social services etc and I recommend that anyone else does just that too, but to no avail.  A couple of years ago Man was in hospital and I asked the medical staff to assess him.  They said he was fine, he could tell them all about my Mother.  Except that everything he told them was totally made up, it was nothing to do with anything my Mother does or has done and the hospital staff told me that I was wrong...  You see why I am screwed up about it all!!

You cannot force someone to accept help when they are an adult!  You also cannot force someone to be nice to their child, listen to them or give them some love.   Even if they are an adult your child is still your child and still needs your love but apparently not everyone sees it that way.

I will shut up now.  Sorry to go on!

I am off to chase some more dust and go and buy the food I need to cook these delicious recipes - Pasta Bruno tonight!

Amy

40 comments:

  1. Glad things are looking a bit better for you today, Amy. The sun is out and everywhere looks so cheerful this morning. I love the bunny on your calendar:)

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  2. Sounds like lots to be cheerful for Amy which always helps when there is other not so cheerful stuff going on. And as for rules about exclaim action marks... What nonsense!

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  3. I love your arty outlook - everything makes me smile. Not read yesterday's post yet, I am a b*ckside first kind of girl lol - will do now.x

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  4. A bit of blue sky certainly does wonders for the soul, that and a beautiful bunch of tulips.

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  5. Gorgeous spring flowers, your tulips are lovely :)

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  6. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better. I agree on the child thing. They are out greatest joy and our greatest heartache, but I would not trade anything for them.

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  7. Glad you are feeling better, its amazing what a difference a day makes. Its hard been a carer, particularly when they don't want help. All you can do is your best and you are certainly doing that and above. Take care of yourself.

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  8. WELL BLOW ME DOWN! As you have likely noticed I cannot write a single post without sneaking a few exclamation marks in so I guess I'm going straight to grammar prison!

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  9. Lovely cheery pictures. Can recommend Nigella's sprout and pineapple stir fry from that book. Can't stop eating it! (with blatant misuse of exclamation mark there!a nd again).

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  10. Im so sorry you have a very difficult MAN. Some people thing your grown children have to love you. Its just not true. We have to have adult relationships with our dhildren when the grow and we have to always love them as our kids at the same time.
    Your flowers are just wonderful. The sun is out in Chicago and it is 50 already.......I think I can handle a March like this !!! But I know we'll be cold and snowing again this spring...tis just the way it is.

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  11. Beautiful shots today, Amy. I have never cooked with a recipe from Nigella, but I guess it's time!
    I was so sorry to miss out on your Friday party this week. Life intervened!.....and I know that you know all about that too!!

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  12. Lovely splashes of spring colour, I have a few Nigella books but not that one, I do like her recipes and when I read them I can almost hear her saying them in her voice, I think she has a very soothing voice.

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  13. My dear Amy, your photos are ever so sweet and cheerful! Thank you for brightening my day with them.

    Thinking of you, dear one! Sending hugs your way!

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  14. I never knew that when I think of all the time's I've used !!! incorrectly and will probably continue to do so because I will forget when I should and when I shouldn't, I'm glad you're feeling a bit better about things Amy, that's a good idea to use a cookery book each month I have dozens of them and should probably do the same. Your tapestry is looking lovely. :) xx

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  15. I probably use exclamation points too much!

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  16. lovely blue sky and flowers the perfect pick me up !!!!!!!
    Clare xx (I'm a rebel)

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  17. Love the beautiful Springy photos Amy! Flowers, bunnies and sunshine bring me so much joy right now. ;) So happy to hear that you're feeling better too!!

    What idiot wrote this rule about exclamation marks! How do I find him to let him know exactly what I think about that! Lol

    So sorry to hear about more drama from your FIL. You and your hubby are so wonderful to keep trying and maintaining a relationship and some care for him as much as possible. If nothing else, just know in your hearts that you keep doing all that you can - and should be proud of that. The rest, unfortunately, is on your FIL. It the choices he chooses to make - no matter how wrong or sad.
    Blessings on your week ahead my Dear!! xoxo

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  18. I can't manage without exclamation marks!! Excellent photos!

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  19. I'm enjoying the delights of simply Nigella as well. Your spring garden is very cheering and your tapestries are taking shape. Glad to hear you are getting back to normal. B xx

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  20. That's more like it! I love your snowdrops and crocuses coming up in the grass, so pretty. I'm sure I break every grammatical rule when blogging and commenting. You are whizzing through your new tapestry project!

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  21. I'm glad things are brighter for you today. I did read your last post but have yet to comment - so very very behind. The biggest of hugs to you and your husband. I've been there & not so very long ago. Take care xx

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  22. Now, that was a bounty of lovely photos, showing that even in tough times, you keep going. Spring is certainly on it's way for you. Keep your chin up and take care.

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  23. Sorry that you have such troubles with your husband's family. Oh dear I hadn't heard about the exclamation marks I better change the way I start my sentences! I'm sure you enjoyed the pasta! Take care. Sarah x

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  24. I LOVE exclamation marks and use them all the time! And I will continue to do so as well! So there! :oD

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  25. Good to hear that you are feeling brighter and more positive today. Blue skies and beautiful Spring flowers certainly help lift your spirits. Hope you enjoyed the Pasta Bruno, not sure what goes into that recipe but I am sure it was delicious. xx

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  26. What lovely spring photos and I'm so glad that you and your husband are on the mend. Can't wait to see your finished cushion. As for limiting the use of exclamation marks - poppycock!!!!! xx

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  27. Im glad to hear you and hubby are feeling better, Amy. What a saga with Man, such a difficult situation and hurtful too, for you both. I'd be lost without exclamation marks!!! Going to carry on using them regardless!! xx

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  28. It's great to hear that you are on the mend, love the blue skies and the flowers. We are going to be having a fairly warm week here (as least as far as winter temperatures are concerned). Spring is in the air. Sorry to hear that you went through a difficult time with your hubby's father. And as far as the exclamation marks are concerned, I'm going to keep using them incorrectly too!!!! LOL!!

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  29. I am pleased you are better and life looks a bit better, too. Happy International Women's Day to you, Amy!

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  30. sorry for not commenting in a while. i can't recall when i last stopped by. i have had a cold and it has knocked me down. i am still having to deal with the after issues, i am so over it and ready to be healthy again. i dislike colds big time. thankfully i am a pretty healthy person. knock on wood! love all your spring blooms. i love posts with color ... & this is sure one. have a lovely week. take time to read. did i tell you i went to the eye doctor today and yes, he says i need glasses & maybe some of the reason why my eyes are twitching a lot lately. straining to read. what a pain, not worried about the glasses, but wish i didn't need them more $$. thankfully my parents were sweet and gave that to me for a Christmas gift so i am prepared. parents are the greatest. so happy and thankful. you take care. ( :

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  31. Glad you're feeling a bit more positive today. The tulips are beautiful!

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  32. Gorgeous flowers cheer the heart every time - and that is me too...I'll have to stop the !!! also, rather too fond of them. And Easter bunnies, much love. Your tapestry is going to be a stunner. Happy days to you xxx

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  33. ((((HUGS)))) I just read your post from yesterday and this one and I completely understand your frustration and the hurt all of this has caused. We have been living with dysfunction and drama for years with some people in our family. It took a huge toll on my health and I finally had to step back and realize that what we were asking for from those people was never going to come. The only thing I could do was to make our own home a place of unconditional love and support for my dear husband who is one of the kindest and most caring people I know. (((((HUGS))))

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  34. Lovely and cheerful spring scenes inside and out, Amy. I can't believe how terrible I am with exclamation marks! Lol! It's so hard to deal with difficult family members.....my Mr.'s Dad refused to speak to him the last 15 years of his life after abusing him his whole childhood and my Mr. forgave him. You cannot account for how some people behave in this life, you can only account for yourself. Find peace in the fact that you are kind and loving despite it all. Hugs xo Karen

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  35. Things always look better when the sun shines, even if it's still very cold outside. Your tapestry is working up really quickly and looks very colourful.

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  36. Lots of spring colour and sunshine in your post.
    And a cute bunny!
    Lisa x

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  37. I am glad you are feeling better and coughing less. I can heartily recommend the Pasta Bruno, it is delicious! As a child of neglectful parents, I can totally understand your frustration and anger, it must be very difficult for you to see this happening to your husband. I have to say I struggle with the whole mother's day, father's day thing. I do it out of duty. I think your husband is lucky to have you in his corner xx

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  38. Lovely bright photographs. Glad you're feeling a little better. I know exactly what you mean about exclamation marks, I don't think I'll be able to stop using them

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  39. I am so glad you are feeling better!!! And I don't care if there is a rule about exclamation marks I intend to use them the way I want!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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