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One Year Gone 
29th-Sep-2016 05:03 pm
Mum
I still can't believe that it's been a year since I lost Mum .... so this afternoon Jiffy and I went to the cemetery for our walk.  We go most Sundays as the area is lovely, but wanted to go today.


Mum & Dad's graves can just be seen under the centre tree
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Mum & Dad's graves are still without the stones.  We were talking about Mum's when Dad was taken ill - so we will now get both together.
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Jiffy at their graves.  Dad's still has the greenery from his family wreath.


Although I had taken the day off I still ended up getting early as I had a dentist appt, and had to take Jiffy to the vets as he has a skin infection.  He is due to have his op in 5 days time, so hopefully he will be recovering from the one, before we start on the next thing.

However Mum would be pleased - I did some housework, as well.  My bathroom sparkles, and when I finish this update I pan to start cleaning my lounge, although will be lazy (don't tell mum) and complete it tomorrow.

Yesterday I wasn't around as I decided to look into booking a long weekend to London in November.  Friends will hate me for saying it, but I feel guilty about Jiffy.  On Saturday we will be meeting a prospective doggy sitter.  If that works out then that's everything booked.  I have loved my trips to London in the past, and was getting withdrawel symptoms!!!  This time I have already pre-booked Madam Tussauds, and possibly may meet up with a friend.  But, I still feel guilty about the little man!

This evening I do hope to do a bit more LJ catching up ... mostly trying to get some replies to comments done.
Comments 
29th-Sep-2016 06:30 pm (UTC)
The cemetery is really lovely.
1st-Oct-2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
It is a truly lovely place.
29th-Sep-2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
They are in a beautiful spot. That photo of Jiffy by their graves is really touching.

I often make short trips (for work and family) and always feel guilty about leaving my cat alone at home. But I think you really deserve that trip. Also, happy owner means happy dog (when you get back)!
1st-Oct-2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
The cemetery is lovely. Jiffy and I go most Sunday afternoons, as well as anniversaries etc.

Yes, I am slowly coming to terms with the thought of leaving Jiffy. Mum, Dad & I did a couple of times a few years back. But he has gone through so much over this last year I feel I am going to upset him again.
1st-Oct-2016 10:32 am (UTC)
Oh my - it doesn't feel like a year. That is a lovely spot for their earthly bodies to be laid to rest and it will be good to be able to get them a double headstone.

I can understand you feeling guilty about Jiffy - we used to feel guilty about Shaka, and currently I feel mean if we leave Willow for more than about 10 minutes!
1st-Oct-2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Hard to believe where that year has gone.

The cemetery is lovely. Jiffy and I go most Sunday afternoons, as well as anniversaries etc. It will be good to get the stone(s), although I do wonder how the 3 of us will decide on them

Yes, I am slowly coming to terms with the thought of leaving Jiffy. Mum, Dad & I did a couple of times a few years back. But he has gone through so much over this last year I feel I am going to upset him again
1st-Oct-2016 12:56 pm (UTC)
It seems weird to call a cemetery lovely and a nice place to visit, but it does look like such a place to me. So much has changed for you over the last year.

It's good you've got a trip booked to look forward to, but understand you feeling guilty about Jiffy - just think how happy he'll be to see you when you get back. (I feel guilty when we leave the cats, so know that feeling well). Good luck for his op!
1st-Oct-2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
Hard to believe where that year has gone.

The cemetery is lovely. I have always loved walking through cemeteries, and this has been a popular one for us all for some time. Jiffy and I go most Sunday afternoons, as well as anniversaries etc. It will be good to get the stone(s), although I do wonder how the 3 of us will decide on them

Yes, I am slowly coming to terms with the thought of leaving Jiffy. Mum, Dad & I did a couple of times a few years back. But he has gone through so much over this last year I feel I am going to upset him again

It's a worry for anyone having an op, but he can't not have it. So, Tuesday is the day.
3rd-Oct-2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
That cemetery looks different for me. Here in Germany (the ones I know at last) have border stones of some kind. The old ones have a frame and it's higher than the grass. Or stepping stones of some kind.
This one has a lot of space; I like that too.
Here there are flowers on the graves; or if it's allowed the graves have a coverage.
10th-Oct-2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
Here it depends on the town/city. Exeter is pretty open to whatever we want, including the border/boundary. However where both my grandparents are, only a stone is allowed, to make it easier for the councils to maintain.
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