'On a clear day, stop and look around you' .....so go the words of the song. I did. Yesterday I was so low and yet I took the time to stop and look around me, I planted potatoes, down on my hands and knees, fingers in the cool damp soil, dig a hole carefully postition the seed potato (the right way up helps) cover, and when you get to the end of the row earth up slightly and water well. Two beds full, planted and tucked up safe and secure, repetitive, yet soul nourishing work.
While I did it I thought of all the lovely messages you left yesterday in the form of comments and the many private emails I received from the lovely family of folk who read my Blog. I thought of our family all phoning each other and supporting each other with words of wisdom and offers of help.
But most of all I thought of my lovely Mum in Law, Jessie, hearing the dreadful news that she has lung cancer and having tests to see if it has already spread. We should know the results by the begining of next week. It's not like you see on television with the whole scenario being acted out in minutes or hours, results take days for doctors to examine and plan over. She's a brave, brave lady and one who has dusted herself down and is waiting patiently to hear.
I also thought of Alan, Lovely Hubby. My big strong bear of a man, being there for his Mum, trying to help his sister, being the rock in their world, when inside he's falling apart and rocked to the core. Travelling alone to be with them, worrying about me here on the farm. So much to do for one person when they're feeling torn in two. I love him so much.
But until we hear, and indeed even after we hear life should go on as normal, as normal as we can make it, for us and for her. My normal is my Blog, I chart our successes and our failures, I get feedback from the lovely fellow Bloggers and readers, advice and ideas. Without you I would have taken longer to come around from this dreadful shock, so I thank you, each and every one of you who took the time to leave me a comment, or drop me an email....... and I give you this.
When life sends me lemons I don't make lemonade (although maybe I should it's delicious), I make Lemon Curd, Lovely Hubby loves it on his toast, on his bread on his scones.....you get the picture he puts it on everything!!
The recipe is on page 186 of this delightful book, it's a shame it's not in the Favourite Food for Friends book, because that's what you are....my Blogging Friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, prayers and kind words.
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.