Saturday was Mr E's 50th birthday, and we decided to stay home and enjoy a simple cuppa with Blossom, her DB, and our precious granddaughter Cully May to mark the occasion...
Initially Blossom and I had wanted to take Mr E out for a lovely dinner to celebrate his half century in style...but you know, he's just not that kind of guy.
Whenever we ask him what he'd like as a gift, whether it be Christmas, Fathers Day or his birthday, the answer is always the same - "peace and quiet".
So that's what we gave him on Saturday and he was a very happy man indeed.
I'm so blessed to call him husband.
So blessed he chose me for his wife.
Since Anita and Aminah flew home at the end of last week I've been trying to rest as much as possible so I can enjoy Aisha's visit this coming weekend with her baby boy, Austin.
Here's a photo of Anita and Blossom last week, two beautiful sisters...
...and here's my precious little granddaughter Aminah, Anita's 2yo daughter.
I missed them as soon as we had that last kiss and hug before they walked on to the plane.
Physical distance between loved ones can be hard to accept, especially when you're saying goodbye and don't know how long before you hold each other again.
But still, we are more than grateful for the few days together and the memories we now have in the treasure chest of our hearts.
On the down side of what was a WONDERFUL time, my health takes a dive when I exert myself physically and emotionally for a day, but when I've had 5-6 days in a row like that my body shuts down and the result is chronic exhaustion, anxiety attacks, and inability to function with clarity.
With still much to do around the home, and also helping Blossom with a few things this week, down-time hasn't been very forthcoming, however spending a couple of hours each afternoon stitching Christmas designs for next month's Stitchery Club has definitely helped me to slow my breathing and simply enjoy the stillness and quiet my body longs for.
The theme for October is "A Stitchy Kind of Christmas" with all designs having a sewing-at-Christmas feel about them.
I think that's what I love most about Christmas...handmade gifts, loved with thread gifts, pieces of your heart sew into every part. Know what I mean?
Here's the first one for the October issue...
Anita asked me to make her some door hangers for her apartment, touches of 'mum and home' to decorate their own home.
Let's never underestimate the importance of 'making' for your loved ones...
Have a blessed day,