Topic: Hi CC family!!
Hi to all my cc family,
Hope you are all ok. It has been a long time since I posted but I promise I do check in on the site often. Often from my phone so it's more difficult to post. The last few days in the UK have been wet, wet, wet so I'm curled up by the fire on the laptop.
It's been 21 months since I lost my precious Dad and I really don't know where that time as gone. Writing it down it seems a long time but it feels like only yesterday. This year has been worse, perhaps because the first year seemed to be a haze. It will be Dads 65th birthday next month and of course Christmas. This year, for the first time in my 37 years we will be having Christmas at our house with Mom and Nan. Nan is 85 and still very active, she has always cooked Christmas dinner but it's so hard seeing Dads empty chair at the table so we are having a change of location. Nan will probably still help though, I don't think she will be able to trust us with the Turkey lol. I am looking forward to putting the tree up and decorating the house and Christmas table!
Mom is still up and down, birthdays and Christmas are hard, as many of you know, so at the moment she is a bit down. The dark, damp weather doesn't help either. BUT she has made lots of progress and I am really proud of her. My husband has been wonderful with Mom to, he certainly has kept his promise to Dad that he would look after her.
My son is now 11 and at secondary school, which he loves, so that is a relief! He loves the fact Dad went to the same school. He's still keeping me on my toes!!
Lainy, from your question on the other post, yes Jacket Potatoes are potatoes cooked in the oven with skin on, crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.
I managed to meet up with Julia and Liz from the site, which was lovely. We had a lovely time and I'm sure there will be many more get togethers.
Dads work friends are holding another Charity Quiz night in Dads memory next month, in total we have raised £3400 ish for AMMF, Dad would have been overwhelmed by this and it's lovely that they are keeping his memory alive, though how could we ever forget such a wonderful man.
Take care and hugs to everyone of you