Tuesday, April 17, 2007

MICK'S-ED EMOTIONS

The chaps came and took all the equipment and the bed away today...I felt a little tearful but reminded myself that they were taking away memories of the "Ill Mick" not my "Real Mick". The living room looked huge with the bed gone and Manda and I set about moving my "office" area to nearer the window. She and Chris had bought me two presents that came in very handy...
and the area was soon looking like home.As you can see I received lots of cards...some were from blogfriends!..and I've been "tipped the wink" that more may be on their way!!!!!

My friend, Sue, bought me a lovely mug...I'll use it when she pops over for a cuppaand Leanne and co bought me a pair of "stone" solar lights; they will look lovely by the pond.

Ron (Mick's brother) and Brenda (his wife) arrived about noon; had some lunch; listened to my tales of my blog friends and looked at the booklet Denise and friends had made and then at 2pm we went to see Mick. I went in last...I like to be the last to see him....and did find it difficult to leave him again. I took in the clothes he will wear and told him how smart he will look. I told him about my day so far and stole many a birthday kiss. Three times I hesitated at the door and went back to steal one more...................


We popped into Roys to buy a clip frame for the collage of Mick we are going to make. This will be at the front of the chapel for the whole of the service. Leanne had to quickly catch the train home after that. Melissa had Country Dancing after school and had to be picked up at 4.15. As per usual the public transport system let her down; her train was delayed and she didn't get home until 5pm. Thank goodness she was able to contact Mel's friend's Mum who picked Mel up for her. In fact Ron and Brenda got home quicker by car to Swanley (67 miles) than Leanne did to Colchester (16 miles).


When Manda and I returned home we found we had just missed a delivery of flowers from Talj and Andi. Once again when I was feeling a little sad something came along to cheer me up! Manda phoned the company and they will redeliver in the morning.


When Nicole came home from school, she and Chris came round to join Manda and I. Nicole bought me a thermometer for the garden...very handy especially as tonight frost has been forecast!


They also surprised me with a Birthday Cake.....kindly they omitted to put on the other 53 candles....LOL

So it was a day of mixed emotions.......this time last year I wondered if I would see Mick again on my next birthday. This year there is no "wondering"...this year I know that next year I won't see him. I'll FEEL him though................

Now I can't end this post like that...I'll be crying into my coffee cup. You remember that photo of me when I was a little girl on my earlier post. Well I have some footage of me and a few toddler friends singing....I'm being very brave and allowing you to see it......now only look if you want to...remember I was only little and the word "poo" is mentioned...I add that warning for the delicate of stomach. Click HERE.

7 visitors have commented:

talj said...

I want you to know I am thinking of you but I just don't have any words right now xx

{{{BIG CUDDLES}}} and all my love to you Ruth xxx

A wildlife gardener said...

My heart goes out to you, Dear Ruth. Happy birthday again. Glad you had a day with loving people all around you, including your darling Mick.

Mauigirl said...

I'm glad your desk is facing your lovely garden again and that you had your family around you on your birthday. Sending best wishes your way...

Sheila said...

I'm glad you had company on your special day, and you got to see Mick.xx
Does your new work area overlook the garden?
I hope so, then you will be able to see all those lovely birthday gifts you were given. I hope the day was as good as it could be, I was thinking of you..
(((BIG HUGS)))

Blue the Spa Girl said...

A very happy Birthday to you Ruth. You deserve it. I don't know how you do it, but you seem to be holding up. YOu are so strong. I am glad you stole the kisses. YOu sound like someone who wouldn't want any regrets in her life. Thank god you have people and friends around you.
Thinking of you and saying a little prayer.
xo
Again! Happy Birthday to a lovely lady!!!!

CG said...

I am so glad I know you, Ruth xxxx

You had some lovely birthday presents and visits from family and friends - I'm glad.

Your new work area looks lovely!

Audrey said...

Im so pleased you had your family with you on your special day Ruth, and that you had some special time with Mick.

You have so much to deal with and can only admire your strength and courage, its not easy.

As for the pampers song:)) I love it...

Thinking of you all