Sunday, July 24, 2011

Things and life

That's my mother, to your left. Just after she graduated from nursing school, I believe. She was rather pretty in her heyday, don't you think?

And a couple of other pix - me with Mum a few years ago, and Mum with Patrick last year, reading to him. :-)

She died on July 4. I don't want to talk too much about that here, really, but it's a sad, strange and surreal thing, losing your mother.

Especially since she was always such a vivid and energetic woman, right up until she had heart-valve replacement surgery last year. The surgery seemed to steal something vital from her that just never came back.

I have been reading, I just haven't been blogging. I'm not sure whether that's really going to change in the near future or not. I'm perfectly okay with not reviewing what I'm reading at the moment. I love being a books blogger, even though I'm really only ever on the fringes of the community, but right now ... right now it's not on my list of Things That Matter, if that makes sense.

My hours at work changed, and I'm working days five days a week as opposed to two days/five nights that I was doing.

Work has changed in more than one way, but it's a little convoluted to explain. After two weeks of it, though, I'm settling in okay. I just have to get used getting up earlier in the morning - lol.

I had a peek back on my blog, and I haven't posted a review since May. H'm. I need to think on this a bit. I want to keep the blog going, but the question now is how?

*adopts thinky pose*