Just no colour

I guessed August wouldn’t be a great month, I knew the reason but it didn’t make it any easier

it has been a bad weekend, it will be a bad day tomorrow

you know when your body just gets so tired and even the littlest of colds hangs around for a third week 
you know when you have so much to do but mentally it’s one of those mountains that you just can’t climb…not now…maybe next week…or the week after

you know when little things upset you or make you break down in tears

you know when things aren’t fun, there’s no colour, no photos, no cakes, no smile, just being, just doing, just…

this week I am just breathing, there’s no colour, just routine,
I am just here…. ♥

  • All my love Cathie xoxo

  • Oh Cathie, thinking of you and your dad. Hope the colour comes back for you soon xx

  • Sending itty bitty Harvey hugs – they have healing properties!
    Take care,

  • Hugs to you, lovely Cathie

  • Oh Sweetie. I hear you. I feel for you. I empathise.

    It's my birthday today and my darling daddy died only 13 days ago. So my day is bittersweet.

    Know you are not alone, my friend. Sending you a huge Hobart hug J x

  • Thinking of you Cathie 🙂

  • oh Cathie – I hope you are okay xxx I have weeks like this too, thinking of you and praying you are safe and the sunshine will shine soon for you xx

  • Let it happen, Sweetheart. x

  • Oh, I so get it, Cathie. I'm sorry to hear it, but I understand so, so well. Here's wishing you color and light and joy in the very near future.

    xoxo Gigi

    p.s. Even when you're feeling low, you still post beautiful photos! That's just one of your many gifts.

  • It's alright to just be. It will roll on in time. Much love to you and yours.

  • Sending hugs your way Cathie. x

  • Thinking of you! xo

  • thinking of you, take care & just be..x

  • Huge huge hugs to you gorgeous friend.XXXXXX♥

  • Oh Cathie mou – I know what you mean … i too am feeling this way, have been for way too long.
    My heart goes out to you dear friend.
    xo Kali

  • Patience and a little faith. The beauty in the world will pull you back soon enough. Big hugs

  • Take care and just be ~ the colour will be back soon. x

  • Tas

    My thoughts are with you xx

  • Tas

    My thoughts are with you xx

  • Hope the colour returns to your part of the world soon.

  • My heart goes out to you during this difficult time hun xo

  • I wish I had a magic wand too, Cathie. Thinking of you, I hope tomorrow goes okay, and that you smile as you remember your dad, amongst all that pain of him not being here with you. Take care xx

  • Thinking of you Cathie, sending some extra Dutch love across the seven seas xx

  • August is crap for me for the very same reasons, the actual day has been and gone and it was as awful as always. My friend lays dying of cancer and I am waiting for the phone call to tell me, its happened, awful and horrible, I thought it would be in August but maybe not. Hugs lovey. xx

  • oh sweet Cathie….my heart goes out to you. The colour will come back, most probably in the smiles of your kids. I hope the pain passes but the happy memories never do,
    Luv Dee x

  • sometimes being here, just hanging on is pretty damn amazing.
    biggest ever love and squishies to you xo

  • I know the shadow will eventually pass over you Cathie, but till then, I understand. Our yucky months tend to be September, and December. I guess every family has them.

  • Kat

    all my love Cathie! Sending virtual hugs your way. Stay strong xo

  • All the best to you Cathie,hope you will be doing good soon.

  • Gosh it's going to be such a strange day tomorrow. For you, such sadness, for me, the start of hoping for a new beginning.

  • I'm not much for great words in these times however my kids hugs say it all.

  • THinking of you Cathie.

  • Hugs and love to you, Cathie.

  • Sending you hugs Cathie,I have been a little off the rail too but I guess we are only human and sometimes as Tania said we need to let it happen…Looking forward for your colours to be back (when you are ready) lovely xx

  • Thinking of you Cathie xo

  • No words. Just hugs. xx

  • Sam

    I know that no words can make things right, sending you a healing rainbow Cathie x Sam

  • Oh sweet Cathie, I am so sorry to hear of this lack of colour you're experiencing. I wish for the sunshine and colour to come back to you in abundance, sometime real soon. Take care lovely xo

  • I know, I exactly know how you feel Cathie….
    I wish for brighter days to come and they will….

  • Vic

    You know, it's okay.

    It's okay & it's normal, even thought you might feel like it isn't.

    This time is ALWAYS going to be hard. They say that time heals all wounds but that isn't really true, this will always hurt, you will always cry, but one day, maybe, you'll be able to remember but still function. You'll cry but you'll be able to smile & remember too.

    Your sadness reminds me of my own, not with the lost of a father but of a Grandfather who for so much of my childhood was the only man I cared about & who cared about me. He's been gone a very long time now, but I still miss him, regret time not spent with him & the fact that my kids will never know him, but at the same time I am so very glad that I had him in my life at all.


    We're here. xx

  • Sending you an extra hug my friend…hope things will get better soon. You really are the BEST!


  • Just…. go with it girl…

  • Just is. That's OK. Sending you pink bubbles at this tough, rough time.

  • Sending a bit of color your way today Cathie. Thinking of you. I'm not sure if I've ever written a comment on your without saying " your photos are amazing!".

  • Thinking of you Cathie, it's tough, we're up to 12 years, doesn't make it any easier, there is still a bit hole in your heart, a major influence missing from your children's lives. I hope those amazing pencils create something colourful in your heart soon, love Posie

  • Thinking of you, can't believe it's been two years! Styl xoxo

  • hope we helped inject some colour and disorder into this otherwise sad day cathie!
    thanks so much for being such a wonderful host and shall see you again tonight!

  • Dear Cathie, you still manage to put up a beautiful blogpost with awesome pictures that are so you – and full of delicate colors! Thank you for being so unique and creative, even in a bad phase! Sunny greetings, M.

  • Thinking of you Cathie – you are a beautiful, caring soul xx

  • That's February for me Cathie and I find the colour, when it does come back, is even brighter than before… gxo

  • Hi Cathie

    Thinking of you, I lost my sister only a few months ago from cancer I know how you feel try and stay strong my friend even though it is so hard to do.

    Sending love your way

    Always Wendy

  • big warm hugs to you cathie. i'm sorry you lost your dad so young. i hope you feel his spirit around you – that he visits you in his way now.

  • It's a strange thing, death. When I think too much about my mum's passing, I get overwhelmed about it all and think, did that even happen? But how and why so quickly? I don't have hard days but I have hard moments. Moments when times are quiet and then I think – then the tears start. It's remembering them, and that's a good thing but I wish too that I could just hold my mum again.
    Thinking of you x

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