We went to the bakery to celebrate with icecream, which is kind of wierd, but kind of made sense to my kids.
Because I have been working full time this week (and next) the house looks even grottier than it usually does, and I feel pretty blah about life in general so I find that I am enjoying the few spaces in our house that do look nice! The kids decorated the tree (and while it might not be department store pretty there is a lot of love on that tree, and lots of memories too!)
I bought two gorgeous little red lanterns at Ikea and also these white tin pots. Our climbing "Sympathie" rose has been covered in blooms since Keelan's death - everytime I brush past it I am reminded. Don't they look stunning in this pot with the aqua wall? Red and aqua (what is not to love?)
I did a weeny bit of dusting and putting away and this is what the top of my bookcase looks like now. I LOVE the apocathery jars of floss and fibre, and can you see my beautiful wooden spindle? And the collage of Italy that my photographer friend made for me when we travelled there as teenagers? And my grandad's old box brownie? Oh, collections of favourite things just make my heart happy. So there you go - happy..sad..happy. It is bittersweet this funny old life of ours hey?