Milly has been very poorly overnight:-(
She had a temp of 102 ... I spent the night wetting flannels to cool her body and mopping her brow .... Very little sleep had by either of us.
Today has been spent doing more of the same really.
She would lay on the sofa and feel uncomfortable. Then she would want a bath to ease her aches and pains. Back to bed to listen to a story on her ipod. Then another bath and then back to bed and now at 3.30 in the afternoon she has given in and is sleeping.
I sat down in the sun room with a cuppa and the sun is shining brightly.
It is warming my left side as I type :-)
I am very tired and began to feel sad and sorry for myself...
On the radiator cover sits Buddha - holding a rose quartz angel ( placed by Milly ) in his cupped hands - bathed in sunlight.
A mother and baby Elephant that Milly and I choose together to start our collection and a picture of Milly ( aged about 5/6 ) we were on a walk out of the village and she posed for the picture with a cheeky grin she used to do :-)
Three pictures hanging above remind me of happy times. One is a picture of Amy and her family in a lake with Milly, one is of Milly balancing at the top of a rocky outcrop above a waterfall and the middle one is of Milly posing in the sun room.
Simple ornaments and pictures evoking happy memories that always put a smile on my face and manage to bring me back to content :-)
Milly has just come down... Glad to say she is feeling slightly better :-)
As we sat chatting I asked her when she had put the angel in Buddha's hand. She told me ( not knowing I was writing this ) and then went on to say how much she loved the pictures and ornaments we have and how our home just wouldn't be the same without them. She went on to talk about all the happy memories she has looking at the pictures. Then I told her about the topic I was writing about :-)
Nice to know they mean so much to her too <3
Happy memories making a happy home
<3 <3 <3
In reply to a lovely comment I had this thought...
Things are - at the end of the day - only things... But they have been chosen as the memories and feelings they evoke are powerful and positive :-)