She’s Gone Away — Again

Yesterday was the last full day that DD would be here. I’d gone out to the kitchen to drink my water and she fixed my breakfast. Coconut yogurt first. She learned that I like a little toast with my applesauce. I took what she gave me as the beginning and loaded it up from there. She fixed me some vegan egg to finish it up.

DS1 and I texted about the phone and how Hangouts Dialer wasn’t working. I finally had DD uninstall it and leave it off. It might not work with satellite, anyway. I think it’s going to come down to my having my own phone. He’s encouraged me to look into Republic Wireless but it isn’t advised for satellite.

I’m in a fog about the rest of the day. I remember dreading the time DD would leave.

I do remember correcting errors in less10m and 11m.

Last night saw me in bed sooner than usual. The result was, I was up sooner than usual which gave me a little more time to spend with DD before she left.

She fixed my breakfast — coconut milk yogurt with blackberry jam mixed in and toast with applesauce and cashew milk. Then I had my tea. I’m pretty much stuck on the same things.

That’s when we could settle down to some visiting. She promised me she’d be back later with her SO so I’m going to hold her to it.

When the time came for her to leave (about noon TT) she wanted pictures. Since I’m so beautiful, there’s no way I was going to deprive the world of seeing me in all my glory that eclipses my Dear Daughter (DD) and Cuz (she’s as close to me as a daughter).

DD and me with my window on the world

Cuz and me

Much too soon, she walked out the door for the last time, got in the car and left. I tried not to let it get me down too much. When I go into the depths of despair, I pay for it with another nosedive and I don’t need that.

I hadn’t had my devotions yet so I did that. DD was surprised at how much time it takes but it can be very satisfying.

It was chilly in the room so I crawled back into bed and dozed for a little while

When I got up, the house was quiet so I got on the computer and checked my email. By that time, DD had arrived at the airport and was already at the gate. She’d gotten there a couple of hours early but, when one has that far to go, it’s in one’s interest to allow extra for unforeseen circumstances.

She kept me posted about what was going on and soon she was ready to board. I prayed that she would be comfortable flying. She does hate it so and I’m always aware of that. I pulled up tracking and failed to look at it again until she emailed they’d landed and were almost to the gate.

I know her SO was glad to see her. He’d really missed her while she was gone. I would have hated worse for her to go back if she didn’t have such a loving person to share her life with. And let us not forget Pixel.

ChopsCuz was really tired and lay down for a nap. It kept getting later and later and my stomach was letting me know it. I ate some chocolate (courtesy of DD and merm) and looked in the fridge. I found some Cedar Lake Chops that DD had fixed yesterday and ate one of them.

When Cuz woke, she was concerned about me but I let her know I’d found something to take the edge off. She was surprised and wanted to know if I’d gotten it myself. Well, yes. I’m not totally helpless. Just mostly. She fixed me a big plate of food but my appetite wasn’t what it is when I’m really hungry so I only ate about half. No way to gain weight but I’m not starving, anyway.

I’m getting sleepy so I think I’ll call it a night and get some shut-eye. Cuz says she’ll be gone and back by the time I get up. We’ll see.

8 Responses to She’s Gone Away — Again

  1. Dorothy Tainter September 4, 2016 at 5:30 am #

    That great pictures you shared with us. Your DD looks so much like you. I can see the love and kindness coming through Cuz eyes and you are blessed. I see Eeyore in the corner. Someone to keep you company. Love all Christopher Robin’s ‘people’. Peace sister.

    • Tommie September 4, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      People say DD looks like me. She used to say she wanted to look like her own person and not like someone else but I’m sorry. Family resemblance doesn’t ask for permission. And I do believe Cuz loves me as much as I love her. Yeah, Cuz brought Eeyore down. 🙂

  2. Gail September 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    💘 Love. Love. Love the pictures!! Beautiful family! Your description of food always makes me hungry. I was vegan for a short time years ago but never had any exciting meals like the ones you describe. 🙂 Praying that DD had a safe, uneventful flight. Also praying for a lift in your spirit since her departure.

    • Tommie September 4, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

      To fix good meals, you just leave off the animal products and have the rest. Once before gluten free, someone asked me if I ate bread. That was when I still ate dairy and eggs. Well, yes!

      The flight back was shorter than scheduled so they must’ve had a good tail wind. I’m okay. I’ve been without DD 51 weeks of the year so I’m used to it. I’m just thankful for the time we can spend together now and then.

  3. Merry September 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

    Tommie…beautiful pictures of you, DD,and Cuz.
    My BD lives in Arzonia, before AZ she spent 5 yrs in Germany. It’s always hard to say good bye. Yes, I would be down…
    So glad you found some thing to distract you.
    Thanks for sharing your family with us.

    • Tommie September 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      How far is she from you now? Germany is just TOO far away. DD spent a year of college in Spain and that was quite enough.

  4. merry September 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Too far… Arizona. 2 days to drive it. but after her being in Germany, I don’t complain…

    • Tommie September 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

      No, I can see why not.

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