Saturday, September 13, 2008

nothing much is really something



The book I am reading right now................





The people I am spending the morning with....




The dog I am forgiving for stealing the last piece of date loaf .................








The flowers in my world........






Nothing too exciting going on here folks, but that's a good thing.
Mama's funeral was beautiful. The readings were words from her children, and words Mama had written herself. The mood was respectful, loving, sad and humorous all at once. Afterwards, my brother and sister and brother-in-law all congregated at our place. We had lunch together, and sat around chatting and drinking coffee. Ben showed off his burgeoning reading skills; Laura offered some of her more intricate drawings to be duly admired. Photo albums were pored over, and we discussed the funeral, and Mama.
Last night I made homemade pizzas and read to the kids lying down in bed.
Tonight I'm off to the movies with Fatty.
Tomorrow we're going bike riding, then having friends over for drinks and a sunset dinner on our back deck.
It's more than enough for me.

14 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

That sounds like good, unstressful family togetherness time, and I'm glad you're having it.

Elaine said...

Sounds like you have a good life.

It was a good farewell to your Mama.

John Cowart said...

Such times of peace are to be treasured. I'm glad you are coping so well. Enjoy your movie.

Susan said...

Sounds perfect to me! Family, friends, a good book, pizza, movie, what more could a body want? Have a great weekend!

Heidi said...

You are telling us of your full life... it sounds so wonderful. Even in the midst of mourning, there is your family... all loving one another. Even that silly doggy!!! (I love the grip you have to get the pooch in the photo!)

Blessings always to you, Jelly!

shellyC said...

Sounds just fabulous!! Enjoy!

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely way to spend time, Jelly. It sounds as if Mama had a beautiful farewell, too.

Dr Andrew Brown said...

Es ist genug!

A good life and a good end. Things to be cherished quietly.

What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?


Philip Larkin

Alipurr said...

more than enough sounds great to me....praying for lots of God's comfort and family love for you guys

Flossy said...

Enjoy the family time.

More than enough is a blessing..
Big hugs to you xx

meggie said...

Family times can be so sad, but they can be the best times, too.
At least the weather was kind.

fifi said...

All these things are everything you need.


I am so sorry about your mama, I wish I got on with mine the way you got on with yours: she gave you many wonderful qualities.

mackey said...

Ahhhh....contentment at it's finest. Looks good on ya Jelly!

xo

Alice said...

Wonderful family togetherness, sharing memories of your dear Mama.

Just what you all needed, I'm sure.