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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mother's Day

"Insanity runs in my family. 
It practically gallops."
Cary Grant

Today was Mother's Day, in the UK at least. I'm not sure when the rest of the world celebrates it. I was very unimaginative and ended up just giving my mum money. I always want to buy her something, but she's so particular about stuff. For her birthday a few weeks ago I asked her if she wanted me to take her and my sister out for lunch, spend some time together. She said no, because that would be wasted on her and she wanted something she could keep. Again.. I ended up just giving her money, because it's really hard to find something to buy someone who seems to have everything. So I wrote on her Mother's Day card,

"To Mum, thank you for always being there. 
I know money seems super impersonal, 
but I know nobody picks your presents better than you. 
Love Sara Bloo"

I think she found it funny. My dad picked the card for me, and it was a card/wall hanging. The bit you wrote on was a tea pot and then dangling from it was three cups. It was kinda cute. I'm not a big lover of cards. I mean I like them and all, but I think they're also a bit of a waste. Though my mum is one of those people who likes to keep them, so it's not so bad. She's very sentimental. 

We were invited out to dinner with my dad's side of the family to celebrate Mother's Day with my granny. I felt a little bad, like my mum's day was being taken over, but my granny hasn't been very well and doesn't really get out much anymore. So I really wanted to make this one count. It wasn't so bad because my mum agreed to come along, which at first she said she didn't want to. 

It was at my granny's favourite restaurant we usually go to. My granny's memory is going and she gets very confused about where she is and such, but I think the familiarity helped. She was in great form and she didn't get confused or anything. We had her over for dinner just after new year and we still had our Christmas tree up. She got so confused because she doesn't come round to our house often, she thought it was Christmas Day. 

But like I said, she was in great form today. Though she has kind of lost her tact or censor. For example she has it in her head that one of her grand children are dating a Muslim, and thus asks about it every time she see's us. Usually my sister. Which isn't so bad when you're in the privacy of your own home, but not so great when you're in public and she's saying "Hey, I heard you were dating a Muslim. Are you dating a Muslim?" repeatedly. And pointing at people and asking where she knew them from. Still, I guess it's all alright so long as she has a good time. And it really was a great time, there was eleven of us in total. Granny, granda, mum, dad, my dads two brother's and their partners, my aunt Karen, Eva and I. It's not often we get together like that. My granda was a little bummed out there was no network in the restaurant and couldn't entertain himself with his iPhone, so he amused himself when my granny went to the bathroom and he hid her dessert and told her she never ordered any. My poor granny. The night was also almost ruined for my granny when the restaurant failed to give her a biscuit with her tea. She said, "how can they expect anyone to drink tea without a biscuit!" luckily my aunt saved the day when she produced a biscuit from her handbag.

The only down side to the evening for me was that I couldn't really eat anything. I almost choked a couple of times and it really put me off, I ended up bringing my whole main course home with me. I'm really getting fed up with this choking thing. It's fast becoming my least favourite thing about my Muscular Dystrophy. Luckily the atmosphere made up for the fact I couldn't eat. My sister is going into hospital for an operation tomorrow, just a day procedure. I'm going to save my dinner for when I get home, so my parents don't have to cook for me. I mean it's fine if I choke on it in the privacy of my own home, at least it's not in public! 

Anyway, it was a really nice day and hopefully my mum and granny think so too. I took some photos you know, for memories sake! Also.. because I was planning on writing this blog entry. Two birds and all. 
My Granny And Granda Tipping

My Mum & Dad

My Sister Eva & I

...My Aunt Karen Being shy

What became of my lovely roast 
turkey and ham and stuffing dinner

Maybe by next year I'll be in my own place, and for Mother's Day I'll be able to invite my mum around to mine for dinner. A girl can dream, right?


  1. I love reading your blog sara you are a brilliant writer so positive and have great humor even through adversity

    1. Thank you. I really appreciate it. :)


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