February – in a Sentence a Day
The not so good part of February
The pretty good part of February
With all the family together – my siblings and 9 of 10 grandchildren who made it for their grandfather’s funeral – coming in from all over Australia and one from England, it was a nice time in some ways. It seems weird to say that we had fun, but it was lovely to just be together. Listening to them all get on so well, looking and laughing at old photos, sharing their memories, being with Grandma and helping out in so many little ways. It was a lovely and very special time together. The rest of the month was spent coming to terms with everything, getting back into things and enjoying life as Dad would want us to.
Read on for more:
- Thursday: Family started to arrive in Murwillumbah for the funeral tomorrow. We had a fabulous Airbnb called Queenie booked for our daughters – it was so stylish!
- Friday: A wet cold day for Dad’s funeral, but it all went really well and we laughed and cried throughout the day.
- Saturday: Another wet, cool day which started with a delicious breakfast with my immediate family. We spent the rest of the day together at the beach with most of the family.
- Sunday: A nicer day weather-wise, so we went to nearby Kingscliff for fish and chips on the beach before my sister and her husband left. Everyone is starting to leave 😦
- Monday: My aunt left today to start her long trip back to the UK, we are all feeling the goodbyes very keenly.
- Tuesday: Mum and I did some administrative things, solicitors, banks and informing authorities. Those of us who were left all went out for a final dinner together.
- Wednesday: The last of the visitors left mum today, so it was very sad to say goodbye as we all headed home in different directions. I feel like I’ve been on another planet for the past 3 weeks and have no idea what’s been going on in the world.
- Thursday: We finally arrived home and it felt weird, but I really enjoyed my first walk in the forest and the beautiful views!
- Friday: Catching up at home, reading mail, washing, and feeling lost.
- Saturday: The annual Tumbatrek walk today a 10km trek with politicians, media and locals.
- Sunday: I spent most of the day writing a post in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt of Tour Guide – if you’ve never heard of Tumbarumba you might like to have a read.
- Monday: I returned to aqua aerobics and Rotary – it was all a bit more difficult than I thought it would be.
- Tuesday: Celebrated a friend’s 70th birthday.
- Wednesday: Valentines Day – Drove 5 hours to see my parents in law, staying a few days with them as we’d missed my father-in-law’s birthday in late January.
- Thursday: A relaxing day spent with my parents-in-law, in the garden, chatting, helping out.
- Friday: Caught up with our district’s Rotary Exchange students, from all over the world, who were at a surf camp – a lovely day at the beach with them.
- Saturday: Returned home, stopping in to see our daughter and her husband in Canberra on the way.
- Sunday: Lunch out with friends to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary – a lovely day out.
- Monday: A busy day with aqua aerobics, discussion group lunch, followed by Book Club that evening!
- Tuesday: Not much happened today, one of those restful lazy days but I did write a post which I was quite pleased with – Planning, Preparation and Procrastination. I should have been doing something else!
- Wednesday: My hair appointment day – always lovely to be pampered!
- Thursday: A day of work – supervising outdoor activities for a school group all day – so tired afterwards!!
- Friday: A cleaning house day – visitors are a-coming!!
- Saturday: Tumbafest Saturday dawned bright and sunny, with my sister and her husband and a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Germany here for the weekend.
- Sunday: Tumbafest Sunday was a bit wetter and cooler than yesterday, with lots of rain overnight, but it was still a great day of music, food and catching up with friends.
- Monday: A cooler start to the day than we’re used to – Discussion group lunch with our new course called Eating their Words:The Literature of Food, followed by a walk and an early night.
- Tuesday: Stay at home day, catching up on things and wrote a guest post for a blogging friend.
- Wednesday: Lunch out with two friends who both lost a parent around the same time as my dad died.
Well that was February, another hard month for my whole family.
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