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I have been away from lj for quite a while now. My Mum passed away… - Scraps & Stitches
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I have been away from lj for quite a while now. My Mum passed away unexpectedly on August 28th and I just have not felt like doing much of anything, have been trying to come to terms with what has happened.
Then to really top everything off. I had to have my sweet little cat Alma








put to sleep two weeks after my Mum died. So really not a great couple of months.

In late September Marilyn,(Arianna )came to stay with us for a few days, before she flew off to visit more friends. Then we met up again in France and spent a great week together, with Slyvette at a wonderful house we rented in Normandy.

Marilyn and I flew in from Paris on the Friday morning straight into Liverpool to attend the GMOH con… Having just spent a fantastic week-end at the convention, with so many fun ladies I am ready now too get back in the swing of things a little more.
We met up with old friends and made some new. Once again Rae and Gerri did a great job. It was nice that I was included in the thank you. Really, they did all the work. I just acted as a gofer. But thank you so much for the flowers and card.
I know there will be many reports and photo's of the week-end showing up very soon on lj and at the groups, that I am looking forward to reading, so I won’t try and write that up… But I will say that if they are taking names for the next con sign me up! I had such a great time..
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vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: October 13th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry for your loss, Janet! I'm glad the GMOH cheered you up a bit ::hugs you gently::
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you karen. This past week-end was great. It has helped me move forward again..

Edited at 2008-10-14 11:21 am (UTC)
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: October 13th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh Janet, Im so sorry to hear about your mum, and then Alma. I'm so glad you had a great time at GMOH, and you're feeling a bit better.

((hugs))
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. GMOH was really great.( we missed you )
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: October 14th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm looking forward to reading everyone's impressions of the weekend. You have no idea how much I wanted to be there, but it was impossible this year. I really wanted to see you all again.

Take care. ((hugs))
the4ts From: the4ts Date: October 13th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry to hear about that. What a difficult year for you :(

::hugs::

Am glad you had a good time at the weekend though. Thatk you for your part in helping make it such a memorable occasion.
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
The GMOH really was the best tonic for me, has got me moving forward again. I had a great time. I really didn't do much but play gofer Gerri and Rae did all the real work. Was good to see you..
snycock From: snycock Date: October 13th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
My condolences about your mom and your cat. I'm glad that you were able to have some good times more recently, with visitors and GMOH. It was terrific to see you, and I'm looking forward already to Moonridge 2009...
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Was good to see you again Jen. I have to say the week-end was good for me, it has helped me to get back on track some.
Moonridge 2009 next! See you then..
gillyp From: gillyp Date: October 13th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

ah sweetie...

I'm so, so sorry for your losses. It's been a bad year for everyone, it seems.

::hugging you hard::
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ah sweetie...

Thanks Gilly. I know you went through the same thing earlier on in the year. Hope you are feeling a little better today..
From: maaaaa Date: October 13th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. My dad passed away mid-June, and while no two people's sorrow is exactly the same, I do have an idea of what you're going through. *hugs*
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, it is so hard to come to terms with when it's not expected at all.
The GMOH was fantastic! I so would of liked it if you could of made it as well.Hope we get to see you again next year at Moonridge.
Thanks again and take care...
From: maaaaa Date: October 14th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know waht you mean. My dad was 87 so we knew he wouldn't be around forever, but from the time they diagnosed his cancer (and gave him a month to live)to the time he passed away, only 4 days went by.

I'd had every intention of being at GMOH...I'd even had the time off from work approved. But then my younger daughter, who lives several thousand miles away, decided to get married on September 27. And she and the new son-in-law went to Hawaii for 5 days after the wedding, so I stayed and took care of the new grandson they'd given me back in June. So my time off went to that instead. *g* ...not to mention the money'd I'd earmarked for GMOH! Rotten kids!! LOL However, things are looking promising for Moodridge 2009. *crosses fingers*
chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: October 14th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
So sorry to hear about your mum and Alma. Losing beloved people (and I include animals in that.) is so very hard.

We had a great time at GMOH. A happy time in the midst of sorrow.

You are in my thoughts.

:Hugs:
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Chris! It was a wonderful week-end..
suemc From: suemc Date: October 14th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you had a good time this weekend, as Gilly said it has been a bad year for many of us, but your loses were particularly sad. Nice to see you again this weekend
justmej From: justmej Date: October 14th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I did have a great time. Nothing like a fan girl week-end to clear the mind, and Garett was so on form again. Good to see you also..
jessriley From: jessriley Date: October 15th, 2008 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so very sorry to hear about your mum. ((hugs tightly))
justmej From: justmej Date: October 16th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Jess. I am doing better.
snailbones From: snailbones Date: October 15th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


Oh hon - I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum, and then your beautiful Alma too. Life is very very hard at times; I hope the weekend has helped a little.

::hugs tightly::

justmej From: justmej Date: October 16th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.. The week away, plus the weekend helped allot.
snailbones From: snailbones Date: October 16th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)



::more hugs... just because::

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