This was my day…

I’m revising my posting schedule to bring you a brief summary of my day. It will be of interest to my sisters if no one else. However, the people who have been reading my blog have become acquainted, in a sense, with my mother. Most of this will be about her resting place.

My Sunday was pretty much as usual—get up fairly early (though not as early as during the week) and have my Quiet Time then exercise. Breakfast was next. After that, it was a half hour in the sun.

I was to have a telephone session with merm about my retirement budget but he forgot to call. He’d set an alarm and left his PDA in the other room! Upshot was he called later while I was drinking my cantaloupe spinach smoothie (with a touch of vanilla). We talked for about an hour and a half and, according to what we figured out, I won’t have to put in as many hours as a Wal*Mart greeter as I’d thought.

Later than I’d planned, I set out for the cemetery and town. When I turned in, I could see there was a tent set up for a graveside service on the other side of the grounds. I hoped to be through and gone by the time the mourners got there.

The place had been mowed and the weedeater/weedwacker/string thingy had taken its toll on what was left of Mother’s arrangement. Here’s what it looked like when I first put it on the grave:


Not gorgeous but passable.

Here’s what it looked like today:


I gathered up the pieces that had been flung as far away as 15 feet and put them in a bag to throw away. Then I took everything off the grave besides:

Cleared off

To keep the grass and weeds from growing up around the new one so much, I sprinkled the area with salt:

Salted Down

Then I placed the new arrangement on the grave:


The florist had given me a couple of pieces of wire from a coat hanger to anchor it and I’d cut a couple more so it would be secure. Here’s the long view:


I think Mother would approve. It has a lot of the greenery in it that she grew during her time on earth. It isn’t flashy and, to me, it’s pretty. Click on the picture if you want to see it bigger.

I did get out of the cemetery before the procession came in but I was caught going up the hill and had to stop out of respect for the dead. There weren’t a whole lot of cars and it wasn’t long before I was on my way to shop.

It pays to watch what’s going on with the cash register in these stores. At Wally World, I got a already cut pineapple that was $2.98 in the cooler but it rang up at $4.08. I stopped the cashier and she checked with produce and corrected it. The same thing had happened last week so you’d think they would have fixed it in the computer.

I found some Elberta peaches at the produce place! They are my very favorite kind! That’s the variety I canned for my blue ribbon at the community fair when I was in the 7th grade. I paid more than I should have but I may not have the chance to get any more this season.

Between fixing food, eating and putting things away, I’m finally getting to the place I can go to bed and it’s going on 10 o’clock. I missed my visit with DD but we’ll catch up later. I hope.

Good night, everyone, and sleep well!

4 Responses to This was my day…

  1. Fruitloop July 28, 2008 at 12:41 am #

    I like the arragement you placed at your mum’s grave. You are a good daughter Tommie.

  2. Tommie July 28, 2008 at 6:29 am #

    Thanks, Floop. Maybe a better daughter in death than I was in life? We did have a good relationship for most of our years, though.

  3. Fruitloop July 30, 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    Hey we are all human. Please be kind to yourself. You are a wonderful human being and the world is a better place, because you are in it. Your mom would be proud.


  4. Tommie July 31, 2008 at 6:54 am #

    DD says I’m too hard on me. I’ll try to remember what you said.

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