Completely Washed Out

Waking up a little after 6 TT, I didn’t, in the slightest, feel like staying up. After a bathroom visit, I went back to bed and slept until almost 8. I dragged out and have been dragging around ever since.

My stomach has felt uneasy for a few days now. I can’t really pinpoint when it started. I’d taken my shower before I ate breakfast and had gotten a very late start on my first meal of the day. DS1 called for a chat before I was through and I ate very little following when we hung up after we talked for over half an hour.

Normally, there’s nothing in the mailbox on Monday. Sometimes I don’t even walk out there just to find an empty space. Today, I went out, expecting nothing. Imagine my surprise to find an envelope from my friend, Peach, in Australia. Her mother had passed away the last day of July. I’d sent her a sympathy card and she was sending me the printed tribute to her mum. It is beautiful. I asked her permissions to scan the front and here it is:

Peach's Mum

Inside are pictures of both of Peach’s parents, her mum with her mum and her siblings, then a picture of her (Peach’s) mum with her five adult children. There’s also one of the family on their holiday in April. At that time, she was still able to navigate.

This poem is on the page with the pictures:


Helen Lowrie Marshall wrote the original but I like this version better.

I did manage to do a load of laundry and clean some in the kitchen. I took a few science projects out of the fridge, too. Other than that, it’s been a day of few accomplishments.

UGH! I still have to find Twinkle, dose her, fill her bowl with food, and decant the water kefir before I go to bed. Guess I’d best get to it.

5 Responses to Completely Washed Out

  1. Lila August 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    I think the poem is beautiful!

    Hope tomorrow will be a better day for you! (Me, too.)

  2. Peach August 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    Thanks for posting the memory of my mum Tommie, you know the tears have started again.

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, hope you can pinpoint why you do not feel like eating and feel better soon.

  3. Tommie August 27, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    I think so, too, Lila. I would like to have it used for my memorial. As for today being better, I think it will be.

    Peach, I got teary-eyed over my own mother when I posted that. It doesn’t ever really stop.

    As for the not eating, I think it was my gallbladder. I’ll eat lightly again today.

  4. Mary Jane August 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Wow! 103 is amazing, but it’s hard to lose someone, no matter how young or how old he/she was.

    • Tommie August 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      The rate she was going prior to her last stay in the hospital made me think she was going to live on and on. Peach is really taking it hard. She lived with her and her husband for nine years.

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