Thursday, December 04, 2008

girly

Current work: Medical, polishing (still)
Listening to: Take That (well, I will be after we’ve been shopping)
Reading: next on TBR pile

Madam has an inset day today, so we’re going to finish off the Christmas shopping. We’re going to have a really girly day, including having lunch out. And we had a girly band session last night – both of us on guitars, singing. (Free, the Beatles, some old hippy classic stuff.) Utterly cool. (Son was busy painting his models, DH was looking up stuff about Ritchie Blackmore on the Internet… so Madam and I seized the moment.)

There’s a reason that I’m so pleased about this. It’s the same kind of relationship I had with my mum. And I’m so glad I can do the same kind of thing with my daughter that I used to do with my mum. This is the month of the year when her loss hits me hardest – 22 years, this month, and I still miss her. Though my children really help. Son, because I can see my mum in his face (though he’s walking a VERY fine line right at the moment, as he’s had a growth spurt and claims he is the same height as I am – and he’s being a tad cheeky about it); and daughter, because it’s just lovely to do girly stuff again.

Thanks to everyone who responded here or emailed me about the bird. We have a bird-feeding station now (was a bit naughty in the garden centre on the way home yesterday) and we’re hoping that the goodies we put out will tempt the bird back again…

And PS - the auction for Jo Leigh is still ongoing - see here.

6 comments:

Michelle Styles said...

Bird tables/feeding stations are great. Given where you are, you should get a ton of interesting migrants. Or maybe just interesting birds.
Hooray on taking the time to do girly things.

Lori x said...

I'm glad ypou have some great quality time with your daughter, they just grow up too fast don't they? Hope you have some time to relax and remember the good times with your mum at this hard time x

Nicolette said...

Hey, Kate, you're in Webbo's section of Writing Magazine as a good resource for aspiring romance writers!

Kate Hardy said...

Michelle - it's brilliant. We also had a non-bird visitor... so I will be watching with interest. (Pics later in the week.)

Kate Hardy said...

Lori - they certainly do. Seems like yesterday when she was a babe in arms. And thanks for the hug.

Kate Hardy said...

Nicolette - wow! Wasn't expecting that :o) How lovely. I don't have that many tips on my blog, but hopefully it's all pertinent stuff.