Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I've been very busy the last two weeks. Between work and taking care of Gram, I've not had time to do or think of much else.
Gram passed away very peacefully yesterday morning at 5 AM. She hung in there and waited until the 15th...Grandpa's birthday. (He passed over in 1996.) It was quiet, peaceful, pain-free and very gentle.
I'm filled with a quiet and peace and a need to write about this. Once things settle down a bit (after the funeral), I think I need to write about it. She took my mother and me on a journey a couple days before she passed...it needs recording. Not today, though. I'm oh so tired. I need a 'down' day.
My eating has been quite bizarre...staying at Gram's, where they all eat meat all the time...some meals consisted only of meat...I had to eat what I could. Usually it was a peanutbutter sandwich. (I used to love them...I'm pretty sick of them now!) But after this week, I'm back on a regular, healthy diet of balanced, good foods...no more white bread and peter pan peanutbutter!
Kate moved out on Sunday and Devon goes this weekend. How much transition can a person take?! I developed a rash that I thought was "Ringworm" and I was horrified. It turns out it's Ecsema (spelling?), which can be brought on with stress...hmmm...stress?! Yes, that fits here! Bad work situation, grandmother dying, children both moving out...yup...that must be what it is!
I've managed not to gain weight during all this...not sure exactly how, since I've not exercised (other than lifting on Gram...not hardly exercise) or eaten well in weeks now.
Okay...the amazing news and then I'll close...at Kate's first birthday party, my little dish that I kept my rings in, over the kitchen sink, just disapppeared, with all my rings in it...my engagement and wedding rings included. I have a light-fingered cousin I've always thought took it, but of course couldn't prove it. Well, when I was looking for Grandma's favorite cross to give to the funeral home, I came across an engagement ring...when I picked it up, low and behold, it was my engagement ring!!!!
Here's where I have to mention said cousin LIVED with Gram at the time of the theft...don't want anyone getting the wrong idea about Gram!
Anyway, I asked my uncle about it and he said he found the ring in the house a few years ago and they stuck it in her jewelry box for safe keeping. I NEVER thought I'd see it again! And...it fits!!!! Had I found it a couple years ago, it certainly wouldn't have fit. But I'm wearing it now...and I'm so happy to have it back all these years later! Cool, huh?
I'm cold and tired and I think I'm going to go try to sleep...haven't done a lot of that in the last two weeks, either.