Mothering Sunday here in the UK today (is it the same in other countries?), so I'm feeling a bit sad. Mum was the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning....well no, the second thing actually. The first was a wish that husband would stop stomping round the bedroom and talking to me....it was 06.30 and although I'm normally up a lot earlier than that, I went to bed late and was planning on a bit of a lie in. Oh well. Although when I get up around 04.00-04.30, I creep out of the bedroom and definitely don't speak to him! So getting back to Mothers Day, I'll try to concentrate on happy memories.
I'll be working in the front garden today, it's blue sky and bright sunshine again and although not exactly warm as there's still that cold breeze, it is warmer than it has been so I'm happy to get out there. So I can have Mum near me in the pots where her ashes are whilst I'm busy weeding, pruning and putting new plants in. I'll probably even talk to her! (everyone knows I'm a bit bonkers anyway lol).
Got a problem with one of our bank accounts, I tried to resolve it on the phone the other day with no joy - the call centre was in India and the 3 foreign gentlemen I was passed between were all clearly just reading from a script on their screens and didn't seem to understand just what it was I was trying to get them to do. Had a follow up letter from the bank yesterday with THEIR interpretation of what I'd been asking for....nothing like what I was actually asking! So a breakdown of communications. So we have to go to the town tomorrow and visit the branch....I didn't really want to but don't have a lot of choice, I need the issue fixed. I will take the opportunity to nip into Wilkos and pick up a few more pots I need for my front garden, then straight back home and that will be it, we don't plan on visiting any more shops, banks or the town for a while.
Wishing all you mothers a happy day, sorry if you can't see your families, and I hope all those of us who have lost our mothers can concentrate on the happy memories. And I hope you all keep safe. Two members of my extended family have had the virus, both thankfully are recovering well at home.