Thanks for popping in. Sunny Sunday, and all is well with the Gray family. I am happy and relieved to report that Dad was able to come home on Wednesday, and – after a faltering start, which a wonderful district nurse was able to come to the house to help with – things have been improving day by day. As you can imagine, it has been an uphill climb, and will be for some time to come, but Dad is a fighter, and determined to get back in the saddle. He actually was a fighter! He was a boxer in the RAF back in the day. I asked him to squeeze my hands when we were in hospital, just to check his strength.
“You don’t want me to do that, Barb”.
“Yes I do, Dad.”
“I’ll hurt you though.”
“Give it your best.”
So he squeezed, and I thought he had broken all my fingers!
That’ll teach me.
We are taking it one day at a time and it will be a while before he’s back in the ring, but he’s home with Mum, he’s 100% lucid and he’s smiling. Sweet relief. Me? I’m absolutely knackered! We all are!! But you do what you have to do when your folks need help. I am certain you understand.
Isn’t it strange how your priorities shift instantly when there is a crisis. What was important becomes completely irrelevant. Before Dad took ill, work was pretty much all I WAS worried about. Keeping the good ship Clarity afloat has been my life for a long time. And here’s the thing: it didn’t sink without me! Dear Paul and the team have kept the business going brilliantly. It is okay.
A little goblin with a dark sense of humour just nudged me and said, ‘Now just write, “So, Bye Bye” ’ Hahahahaha….
Nah…I am already working and planning and prepping and doing – the day I stop will be the day I am pushing up daisies.
I was clearing up the mess from last weekend’s TV show earlier, and found these fabulous lace papers, which Dee made for us. I think they are superb.
Then I saw the lovely elegant lady stencils in the pile too ….
So, instead of clearing up the mess, which was the plan, I made a tag!
Doesn’t it look like real lace?! Amazing. If I told you that the lace was laid up on top of the girl, you’d believe me, right? Now that‘s when you know the paper is brilliant.
Cut her out, blacken everything except the dress, attach to a tag of the same lace paper…
Add a little shade with a black pencil. Done.
Next time you are shopping online at Clarity, you might consider buying these papers. There are two sets, each with 2 different colourways. Absolutely beautiful. CLICK HERE for the pair. And the stencils are perfect too. CLICK HERE. 4 for the price of 3.
Time for a walk in the sunshine. Did somebody mention the ironing? Yep. That’ll still be waiting for me with a great audible book this evening, when it dark out…