Saturday, September 19, 2015


OK. Enough of the maudlin navel wrinkle-gazing for now. Thank you so much for all your comments, though. It's helpful to know that other people really understand and share my dismay. 

I think it's time to share some fragments of my life out here.
This is me out for breakfast with Wendy, while Isaac was at work and the girls were at school. I love going out with Wendy and having those mother-in-law - daughter-in-law chats that you have when you love and respect each other. I am so, so lucky.
I fancied a "light" breakfast so I ordered the fruit bowl. This is what I got. It was delicious.

The children used chalk-paints to paint on the garage door and Lux dictated a message for Wendy to write for Daddy when he returned late at night from San Francisco. She was too busy organizing the shoes inside the front door to take part in the photoshoot, but Cece was available:

Lux showing off a newly learned trick:

Wendy clearing the dead plants from the garden:

Lux telling Cece something important (as big sisters do):

The girls after their ballet class, not being able to tear themselves away from looking at the big girls. Cece said "I don't want to be a kid. I want to be a lady and do that!" I felt exactly the same. Still do.

I've just finished reading Anne Tyler's newish A Spool of Blue Thread, and loved it. It may well be my favourite Anne Tyler. So Wendy lent me The Alchemist, and Lux gave me her elephant to cuddle. They take care of my every need. I like it here.


ana said...

Thanks for sharing your special grandmother moments! And I had a nice shiver down the spine that we were reading Anne Tyler at the same time. An impossible to rush read with so many track back and savour again moments of exceptional writing.
My new granddaughter is only 5 months but already such a little personality and spending time with her is just the sweetest experience.

lyn said...

Glad you're having a wonderful time & taking lots of photos to share with all of us. Your honesty about your worries & thoughts about aging is one of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog & your novels too. I hope that by the time you get home, the pitch will have written itself & you can move on to the next thing.

Sue Hepworth said...

Hi AnA, that Anne Tyker book was so good, I had to ration the second half because I could not bear to finish it. I will be reading it again next year, for sure.
Hi Lyn, thanks for the encouragement,

There'll be more pictures tomorrow.