Monday, April 09, 2007

SHORT BUT SWEET

Just a short post, will catch up with things during the week. Lynn will be arriving shortly; it will be the first time I've seen her since I lost Mick. You can be sure there will be plenty of hugs and plenty of tears but in true "Mick" fashion we will have plenty of laughs!
I've been printing out some flyers and posters for her for the Pledge Bank...she is going to take them to work next week and spread the word about the Clatteridge Campaign. If anyone would like to print some themselves you'll find the link in the sidebar of The Easter Bunnies Egg Hunt.
I've also been into town...well just the one shop....my friend Sue was going to Roys and I thought I'd go with her. It seemed so strange going without Mick; I've not set foot outside the house without him for almost 2 years. I did enjoy the shopping expedition but did start to get a bit jittery after a little while and wanted to go home. I think "going out" is something I will have to do in small doses...one step at a time. It's so strange that I could push Mick up the steepest hill yet without him my legs were like jelly.
I've done a little gardening...OF COURSE!!! and no doubt tonight will be eating well.....I'll have to or get nagged by Lynn!!!
Thank you once more for all the lovely comments and emails that are continuing to come in
Rx

14 visitors have commented:

talj said...

Dear Ruth, So pleased to hear you got out. Just one little trip at a time :o) Glad to hear Lynn is coming over...{{{BIG HUGS}}} to you both from me!! And Ruth, I know I cant really talk but you'll get nagged by me too if you don't eat!!

Have plenty of hugs tears and laughter tonight the pair of you and I hope you'll drink a glass of wine for me! Lots of love and {{{HUGS}}} xxx

Sheila said...

Hi Ruth, this will be a silly comment. I popped by to see if you had posted. I read your post, and didn't know what to say. Then I thought ..this is what happens. When you lose someone, people say nothing because they don't know what to say..and I don't want to be one of them. So Im here to say, I don't know what to say (!) other than you are in my thoughts, and I'm glad you were able to get out for a while, even if it was strange for you. I'm glad you are having lots of family and friends drop by....
hugs
xx

Audrey said...

Your inspiring Ruth, Im glad you went to that one shop and enjoyed what you could of the shopping expedition, you are bound to be feeling vulnerable, as you rightly say 'one step at a time' and in small doses. xxxxxxx

Have a lovely time with Lynn,hugs, tears and laughter and enjoy your mealxxxxxxxAuds

Libbys Blog said...

Well done you and well done Sheila for being so honest! It was exactly how I felt too when I read your short post today! But I was determined to say something :o) When my dad died 24 years ago, people used to cross the street so they didn't have to talk to mum or me!! Only becuase they didn't know what to say! So now is the ideal opportunity for me to waffle on, which I am excellent at, the only problem is I can't think of anything to waffle about??????? So I will go for now!!!
xxx

Elsie said...

Hi there Ruth

Like Sheila and Libby I also do not really know what to say, but I will say this as I have said many times, you are one incredible lady.

So cry if you want to, laugh if you want to,sleep if you feel like it and eat because you have to.

lvs

Lcxxx

CG said...

Sheila is so right; I think we've all experienced that.I'm glad to hear you got to the shops with sue and that Lynn is coming. And thanks for your kindness to me - you are just amazing.
{{{{HUGS}}} J x

Claire said...

I have to say Sheila was spot on too, it would of course be great just to hear about the good steps that you are taking, but i want to be here for ever step whether its one step forward and 30 steps back.

I will nag you too and don't forget this foot is itching to kick you up the arse!
But its not time for that yet, so i will just be here.

Hugs to you while this bloody internet is working!

Mauigirl said...

Hi Ruth, glad you got out even if it felt odd to you without Mick. It will be one day at a time...

You are in my thoughts.

mrsnesbitt said...

Ruth, sending you hugs my dear! i too echoe what has been said here, and have experienced the walking over the road to avoid me, when my mumdied. But what I do know is the words and cards people gave me were a support and comfort. What helped me cope were the memories of mum, they live long and deeply in my heart. I really hope and pray it will be hte same for you.

Dxx

Shaz said...

Dear Ruth, I'm sure you weren't alone as Mick's spirit will be with you every step of the way & willing you on x x x

Jenny said...

I really enjoyed looking back at the pictures of the Real Mick - it really gave me an idea of what he was like - perhaps a bit reserved at first, but you could see the warmth and humor too! I'm glad you got out today - I can imagine how strange it must have felt! Hugs to you!!

Mousie said...

hello my dear, yes the weather was beautiful in France too...it's a pity we don't live next door, it would be so nice to meet for good...but actually your blogs are so nice and full of life that we really know you and your family...that's great...Take care, take your time...
love from Mousie

Sylvia said...

Sheila sums it all up. Its hard to know what to say. I do want to say this. You are an inspiration to me and I am sure to others. The love for Mick and the compassion you showed during this illness is evident in the words you used to keep all of your friends informed. I only wish I were half the woman you are. I count you as a good friend and will keep you in my prayers. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Dirty Butter said...

Hi Ruth! I'm so glad you did get out, even if it did seem odd. As others have said, there's really nothing to say that will help, but just know you have plenty of warm thoughts coming your way.