Friday, January 04, 2008

Still Stunned


First of all, thank you for all the sweet comments. It was nice to come back from a long trip and read your responses to my last post about the passing of my grandma.

I'm always a little shell shocked right after Christmas. There's the shopping and the baking and then we're either cleaning the house for company or packing up the car for Michigan. This year we wound up doing both after finding out my grandma was very sick. I'm a bit exhausted. I would like to blog more about my grandma, but I'm still in a bit of shock about it and she didn't want a memorial service of any kind, so the closure is not there yet either. A friend suggested doing a memorial service on paper just for me and I may try that.

Buttons was a trooper for our long (13 hour!) drive and I'm amazed at her patience and ability to occupy herself. When we vacationed in Vermont last summer, she would tell us her favorite part of the trip was being in the car. She loves to point out the sights, sing songs and sleep at will. She recently told me she'd like to be a truck driver.

Well, I wanted to post a little something, so here it is. I'm hoping to do a knitting post soon along with a Buttons / Christmas post. Right now, I'm going to go relax. Before that, I'll wish you all a happy and healthy 2008.



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2 Comments:

At January 4, 2008 at 11:53 PM, Blogger walternatives said...

Your friend had a wise suggestion. I hope that you'll soon find an opportunity to be alone, cry and remember your beloved grandmother, saying the goodbye that you need.

thinking of you...

 
At January 6, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Blogger wzgirl said...

I've been thinking about you guys. My heart goes out to you - what a sad time. I loved that pic of you and Buttons with your gran in the background - so sweet. I'm sure that you'll find a way to honor her that makes sense to you. Maybe plant a special tree or rosebush?

I lost my grandfather a couple months ago & jzboy & I had a "memorial" of sorts - eating his fave foods (deli meats & chips/dip), watching "the game", time in the garden & wearing mismatching plaid.

Hugs, you. XO

 

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