Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Mom, Easter 2012

It is hard to believe my beautiful mother is no longer with me. She looked so beautiful a year ago and 8 months later she was gone. I miss her every day. We all miss you here at the cottage, Anna. This morning Tabitha made a rare visit to my bed in the wee small hours before dawn instead of meowing to be fed and let out. She was my mother's cat and I think she was missing her too. Webster and Tabitha always go with me when I go downstairs to do laundry and they always hope she will magically appear in her home on the lower lever. But she's never there so we don't stay long. I really need to start dealing with her things but I'm waiting for the nice weather so I can open all the windows and doors and sort things outside. I'm still peaceful about her passing but that doesn't stop me from missing her. 
I've been busy in the kitchen making two dishes to take to Easter Ham Dinner with friends this afternoon. I am making my old standby (cranberry holiday salad from a book called 'Favorite Recipes from Quilters') and something new, a baked pineapple casserole that sounds delicious. I'll let you know. Have a Happy Easter Day! xo


Linda said...

Happy Easter, Rosemary...

Linda :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter, dear Rosemary. These holidays flood us with wonderful memories. Extraordinarily cherished as these are, still they can be over whelming when we find them rushing in upon us. Thank you for sharing with us all the lovely photographs of Anna and your thoughts about her presence in the Cottage.

I have had a version of the pineapple dish you are making. It will make you most popular at the dinner party today.

Rachy said...

Dear Rosemary,
Sending you, Webster & Tabitha, warm wishes for a peaceful Easter.

Your Mum was a beautiful and elegant lady.


tammy j said...

tabitha remembered.
i have no doubt.
these are wonderful of anna.
happy easter dearest rosemary. and now i'm off to check out the pineapple yummy.

Bonnie said...

Happy Easter! I always enjoyed seeing pictures of your lovely mother. My own mother passed away over twenty years ago. She is never far from my heart. Thinking about you. Bonnie

Gail, in northern California said...

Isn't it lovely having friends who ask you to join them for Easter dinner? You are blessed.

Penny said...

Of course you miss your lovely Mother. It's so sweet that you pick up on Tabitha's emotions and she undoubtably on yours. (Webster too)

Wonderful recipes for your day today! Pineapple always is a winner.

YONKS said...

Dear Rosemary,
Sending you love and happy wishes. It's hard, I know, but you have such wonderful memories. Time is a healer. Enjoy the company of good friends.

Cortney said...

Thinking of you and happy that you are at peace with the passing of your mother. What a beautiful picture and such a nice tribute.

I hope you had a fabulous Easter.


Judy in SC said...

Rosemary, I have been thinking about you the last few days and knew you would be missing your Mother at this time. I will continue to remember you!

Juniper said...

Your mother seemed like a beautiful person inside and out... <3


Millie said...

A lovely post Rosemary honouring dear Anna - have been thinking of you at the Cottage.
Love Millie xx

viola said...

Ciao. Mia mamma non c'è più da 10 anni, ma ancora mi manca e spesso penso "ora le telefono!"
Un abbraccio a te.

viola said...

La mia mamma non c'è più da 10 anni, ma ancora mi manca.
A volte vorrei non è più possibile.
E'stata dura dover mettere via tutte le sue cose.

Stacey Snacks said...

I was thinking of your mom yesterday too, knowing you would miss her.

Those old fashioned recipes made me smile this a.m.

Hope you had a nice day.


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, Rosemary.

Katie said...

I was absent from blog reading for a few months and didn't realize that your mom had passed away -- sorry to hear of your loss.
This was a beautiful post.

Barbara said...

Such a lovely woman. Your dear mother is someone to be missed. Thank you for opening your heart in that beautiful way, Rosemary.

Teri said...

Was recently wondering how your were dealing with your Mom's passing.... it's never easy. And I'm sure Tabitha is a constant reminder. Our animals know and I'm sure it's an adjustment for her as well..... Take Care.