Life is funny. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I’ll never forget my Dad calling in tears saying she was gone….and how badly I wanted to be with he and my sister and of course my mom. The tears, the anguish, confusion, disbelief, sorrow…it was too much to deal with…I was in a state of shock to say the least.
Not a day goes by I don’t think of my mom. Still in a bit of disbelief that such a beautiful, vibrant, amazing woman is gone at such a young age (60years). It’s wrong, I know, but sometimes I find myself looking at older people and thinking, “why do they get to live and not my mom?” But it’s a question that will never be answered and the simple truth is, no one knows when their time is over..who will live longest and who will only get a short time here…that is why- and I know I’m sounding like an old record- but make the most of every day.
A year later and I have been offered a permanent position in my job, it’s summer, we’re awaiting another litter of puppies, and life is moving on. It’s going so fast I sometimes feel I can’t keep up, but it’s good…it leaves me little time to think about my loss- even though she does sneak into my thoughts every now and then, I’m not a basket case…I am living and I’m loving and I’m happy. I think my mom would be happy also about that. She knows I love her and I’ll never stop and I’ll never stop thinking of her and missing her…but she would have wanted us to go on living- if not for ourselves- for her.
With that said, I’m busy getting my garden in order…summer just isn’t summer without the greenest of greens and the rainbows of colour dotted throughout my garden…here is some of the goodies I’ve bought today to plant in my gardens and my pots around the house…I’m not done- not by a long shot but it’s a process buying in things for your garden and pots.
I spent about 900 Norwegian kroner on the flowers you see in these photos plus a twin hanging basket to the last photo…several of the flowers will only bloom this summer and then never again, but I always try and get flowers which will come year after year- that is money well spent in my opinion- but you also want the beautiful summer flowers to perk the place up in the summer, especially after a long hibernating winter!
The puppy box is out again and awaiting the little lion cubs who will live there for eight weeks. A little over a week until they should arrive…keep your fingers crossed that things go smoother then last time.
We are going luxury style this time compared to last. Last year we had the puppy box in our bathroom, with no place to sit, nothing to watch or do…here we have two yummy leather couches, TV, and an exercise bike (should I feel inspired) all within easy viewing distance to the babies…ahh….this is going to be great…(I hope).
Another good piece of news is after a very long search, we’ve finally found a couple willing to take on our problem child- Redman- whom we got back when he was almost 9 months old with insecurities, unsocialized, and on the boarder of puberty. Not a fun combination and he’s definitely been a handful and we’ve been doubtful if we’d ever find anyone who would want such a challenge. But we met a lovely couple who live in the heart of Oslo who would like to try and give him a better life then he has had in his earlier homes- so lets hope and pray they can turn this rowdy youngster into a wonderful adult.
Redman says, “who you talkin about grandma? Sweet little ol’ me???” mmmhmmmmm….yep!!!
Until next time my friends….