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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Marking time

A year ago this weekend my dishwasher broke down. The fact suddenly struck me today. It is a strange thing to remember, but then it is not that event that has stayed in my mind, but what I did on the Monday following.

Isn't it funny how some days just stay with you, momentous occasions, some small and some life changing, especially when they fall on certain days, or at certain times of the year, like Christmas for example, or New Year. I can remember what I did on New Years Eve years ago, last year, the millennium, good ones, bad ones, all because it happens at a significant time every year. Like our children growing before our eyes, these events mark time.

Tomorrow is a special day. I know exactly what I did on the same day last year, the place, the time, the feeling. I am very lucky indeed to still be able to remember it fondly.

Even though this last year has been chaotic, there has been one beautiful constant in it all - well more than one, if you include my two lovely children- and I am thankful and grateful every minute of the day.


16 comments:

Chic Mama said...

Yay- for good memories and good times. xx

Working Mum said...

Just caught up on your last few posts. I sincerely hope that your husband decides to go to mediation and visit his mother on Boxing Day! And I clicked on your link but am no wiser about what happened last year, but glad it was a happy one. I'm so glad I'm not where I was last year - I had chronic bronchitis!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

A new beginning, still just begun....l shall hold my breath for you....and let you breathe in.

Lovely poignant words.


((hug))


saz x

Suburbia said...

Thanks Saz, I know you know what I mean :) (Just commented at yours, such beautiful artwork)

The Dotterel said...

Positive thinking... counting your blessings... You're a lesson to us all, Sub.

nick said...

I don't think I was reading your blog then, but it sounds like your first meeting with Significant Other. Which we haven't heard much about recently. I hope that translates as positive.

Mean Mom said...

So - what did you do last year? You're such a dark horse, sometimes.....

Steve said...

Happy memories are wonderful when times are good - and a real tonic when they are not so good.

French Fancy said...

I clicked back and can only guess that it involves a Good Man. So glad for you that, in the midst of all the sadness and spite that you seem to be surrounded with, you have the children and this GM.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

New love, I hope. Someone able to appreciate you and the kids. Nothing like it for changing a grey world to a multicoloured one with hope. Keeps you sane.

Maggie May said...

A lot can happen in a year!
Someone to love is a blessing indeed.

Nuts in May

Suburbia said...

Yes, my Significant Other and I met a year ago. We revisited our day again today, a whole year on. What we have has grown and is more beautiful than ever. I have so much to be thankful for.

Rex said...

At least you've got your lovely moments in all of this then, must help hugely Lx

Laura Jane Williams said...

I've just read your little bit of 'life advice' in your toolbar... love it very much. Very good words to try and live by. Thanking you!

x

Rose said...

So happy you have this special constant in your life--hang on to those images during the rough times.

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

I will read the other two posts of yours which I have missed over the weekend.

My fairy lights and Christmas trees beckon me away from this computer.......

Letty x