Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Resolution Resolved, and News

Good news for those who read my previous headline - Paula is now in the swap and in contact with her partner! Now, you can see that the Resolution I've got sorted here is to join the library! I took my utility bill up yesterday, to prove my address, and was given a warm welcome and tickets for all the family. I had a good look round and a read of the local paper (thus meeting another resolution) and came back home with a few books that represent my interests:
including carnivorous plants and local history:
and a bit of arty-crafty table dressing. They don't have an enormous craft section, unfortuately, but their general range is great. If you spotted another book in these photos, that is a story worth keeping for another day, dear readers...
Our news is going to leave you feeling sad, so look away now, my lachrymose strawberry friend (she knows who she is!). Firstly, my mum is back in hospital, hopefully just for a while with the aim of getting the pain-control working, now that she is once again in serious pain. Secondly, poor Raja, the beloved dog of Son 1, appears to be very ill. We are waiting for results of tests but the vets are very concerned indeed. She is still waggy-tailed and keen to please, but increasingly weak. I'll keep you posted. Your prayers for all would be appreciated.

20 comments:

Heloise said...

So sorry to read your news. Hope your Mother soon feels more comfortable. Hope that the test results for the dog are not as bad as the vet seems to think.

CraftyHelen said...

I do hope that the hospital staff can swiftly help to relieve your Mum's pain. Fingers crossed for Raja too.xx

Sherri B. said...

Prayers for your entire family for your Mom and Raja too.

Lorrie said...

Lovely books. Prayers for your mother and your family are being said today.

Serenata said...

Oh Floss I am so sorry to hear your news. I hope that the pain meds will start working very soon so that your dear Mum is more comfortable. Poor Raja, hopefully the vet will be able to do all he can for him as well. You will all be in my prayers and thoughts.

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, Floss.I hope your Mum feels much more comfortable and I hope that Raja's test results are good ones.In our prayers, as always.
Thank you for adding me to your sidebar!
Stay cosy!
Jane

Elizabethd said...

Dear Floss, you are all in my prayers, especially your Mother.

marigold jam said...

So sorry to hear your news - you will be in my thoughts and prayers and hope that both patients will soon be feeling better.

We joined the library in Limoges when we lived in France - it was an amazing building and apparently the largest outside of Paris but a French friend said that they spent so much money on it that they couldn't afford any books for a while! When we got there they had plenty though and I used to get a lot of non fiction with pictures, crafts, gardening, home deco etc. Enjoy.

Jane

Angela said...

Dearest Floss, you are in our thoughts and prayers - especially for pain relief for your Mum.
Angela x

Poppy said...

Hello Floss,big hugs to you! I hope all goes well.

Lou xxx

magsmcc said...

Lachrymose strawberry friend has been practising stoicism today- bon courage, dear Floss.

E. Charlotte said...

Many prayers from Montana! I'll be thinking of you. :)

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Floss, you and yours will be in my prayers. I am sending love and healthy wishes to your Mum and to Raja.
Take care,
D x

Lululiz said...

I wish I was there to give you a big hug.

Autumn Mist said...

You are in my prayers right now.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

your poor old mum has been through such a lot, she must be made of tough stuff - hope she is comfortable soon and old Raja too. xxx

Nina said...

Sending you lots of warm thoughts.

Shirl said...

Hi Floss, thanks for getting Paula in contact, my magazine is winging its way to her as I write this.

So sorry to read your news about your mum and dog, sending you all blessings.

Shirl x

Lola Nova said...

You are all in my prayers.

TheMadHouse said...

Oh Floss I am just catching up. I hope your mums pain is under control and will be keeping my fingers crossed regards the dog. Thank you for your kind comments as always