WI meetings are part of my life now
Here's last years programme from Big WI
Two speakers didn't turn up and I missed a couple of meetings from early in the year when Colin was in hospital and after he died.
Snow in February on the meadow, following the hare footprints
A lot of travelling the A14 main road to Addenbrookes early in the year
The lovely tulips flowering for the first time in my mini cutting garden
The book that started my journey around some of Suffolk's churches
Arrival of third Grandchild on my birthday in April
A Lucky Photo in May
Just some of the condolence cards received after May 11th
One of the 4 boards that Eldest Daughter put together for Colin's funeral in June
In August I entered some things in the Bacton Flower and Produce show
Here's a list I made in September to help me through the months, I've ticked the things that have been completed
- Clear the garden✔
- Clear the greenhouse ✔ and wash down
- Wash all the used pots✔
- Clear the patio pots of summer stuff✔ and then
- Plant up some pots for winter colour✔
- Keep swimming✔
- Keep going to monthly craft group
- Sort through Colin's clothes and send to charity shop/clothes bank (I cleared his chest of drawers several weeks ago because I need to move it but the wardrobe is still full) (Started)
- Make a memory box for the grandchildren. A lovely idea that a friend (who was a Cruse Bereavement counselor) gave me.✔
- Go through Col's books and sort.......... to Ziffit/Charity shop/ keep/donate to Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum ( I've actually made a start on this already)✔
- Go through Colin's DVDs and CDs and sort as above✔
- Visit more churches in Suffolk ✔ including a
- Day out in Bury St Edmunds and a ✔
- Day out in Felixstowe
- Make lots of birthday cards - I've stocked up on 3D Decoupage sheets ready to get started✔
- Start the HUGE job of sorting out all the might-come-in-handy stuff in the workshop. I have no idea what a lot of it is anyway. Sort into crates for selling at Auction and stuff for a skip. (Started a little)
- Help at a charity shop? ✔
- Read (goes without saying!)✔
- Visit local NT properties that are open.
- Chop kindling and pick up twigs for fire lighting✔ Ongoing
That was 2018, which ended with me going down with a very nasty cold and feeling very rough, (kindly passed to me from Eldest Daughter and Son in Law before they went home!) Spent two days laying on the settee and sneezing and watching old war films, westerns and Shadowland. Only getting up to go to the loo, put wood on the fire, fetch drinks and food .......I work on the "feed a cold, Starve a fever" regime. Not nice being alone when you are ill, hopefully it won't last too long.
I'm not sure about posting everyday through January - not many interesting things will be happening to write about, I'll see how it goes.
Thank you to everyone for reading and commenting and support through this very weird year.
I have got a January 1st post in drafts so back tomorrow