'If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.' Thomas Edison

20 December 2010

Eek...a teenager!

Yes..we have a teenager in the house! Here he is opening some pressies with us this morning already a teenager as he was born at 7.20am. He's currently at the pictures with his friend watching harry potter while I make this cake ready for him coming home. Hubby and I did actually manage to get some housework done before any guests started arriving yesterday. We've had a busy morning with them too, but now it's all quiet. Aaron doesn't really like much fuss so it's been perfect.

I went out to put some scraps in the compost pot outside the back door and look what greeted me. My camera doesn't capture the beauty of it at all but it looked so huge in the growing dusk, and with the hoar frost still on the trees from the day (-9 here). Solstice tomorrow, and 5 years since my wonderful Mum died. 5 years to come to terms with her death. 5 years to appreciate that she lived rather than that she died and left me. 5 years to realise that she is not in the things that were hers but that she lives in me. 5 years is a long time.

Solstice blessings to everyone for tomorrow - and if you're lucky enough to see the lunar eclipse then enjoy :o).


Dawn said...

Wow, happy birthday Aaron x

Hugs to mama on the 5 years, you are a wonderful strong mama, long may your wonderful memories of your own Mama live on in you xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Happy birthday to your teenager, mine eldest hates fuss too :-) I bet you miss your Mum as much as the first day she left you but as you say, she lives in you and you are part of her. xxx

Jenevieve said...

Happy birthday to your teenager! And as you say your mum lives on inside you, in all the lovely memories you have of her. Solstice blessings for tommorrow! :) xx

GreenWhisper said...

hi shell, winter solstice wishes to ya hun..and hugs....

birthday wishes to the lucky teenager..great years:o)

gorgeous pics & mmmmm mmmmmm cake... drool... :)

Claire said...

Sending Aaron belated birthday wishes.

And solstice blessings to you all.

Jacqui said...

Thinking off you today Shell. Sending love, light and peace to you.
And belated birthday wishes to you and your teenage boy! xx

Pippa said...

Happy birthday to your teenager!! That's quite a milestone for both of you. My eldest will become a teen next March and I'm looking forward to it.

Sending you lots of love. As you say, your mum lives in you and everything that you do, the way you think, the things that give you joy, don't forget that. From reading your blog, I gather that she was a crafty lady and how proud would she be to see all the beautiful things that you create. That's the best legacy anyone could leave. Your photos are beautiful. Lots of love to you and your family. xxxxxxxxx