Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wednesday

The sun is hazy this morning but the weather forecast is good.   I am up bright and early - in spite of being upset at the death of a friend I had a good night's sleep.   My new electric blanket has made a huge difference to my sleep pattern - I hope it continues because I am not usually a very good sleeper.   There is never a good death is there - a long drawn out death means trauma and distress for all one's loved ones, a quick, unexpected death leaves a huge shock but is, of course, much 'better' for the person involved - but then they have had no time to say good-bye.   So it is a no-win situation and (perhaps) luckily we have to take the end we are dealt with.

Tess will, of course, miss H greatly but dogs are adaptable.   Although she is my dog she loved going round the fields on the farm with the farmer.   But, because he was in and out of hospital towards the end, she never appeared to miss him when he went for ever.   Life for her just seemed to go on as before.   I just hope the same continues now that H doesn't call twice a week for their long rambles together.

If there is one lesson one learns the older one gets it is that all one can do is to take each day as it comes and make the most of it.

23 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

As I said to you yesterday morning when you commented on my morning blog post, "I am making the most of it while I can". How apt that comment turned out to be.

Jennyff said...

I too was sorry to hear you have lost a good friend. Your last sentence sums it up very wisely, keep on enjoying life with plenty of good lunches out.

JayCee said...

I am very sorry to hear about your friend. It is never good for those left behind, whichever way it goes. As you say, we should all take enjoyment from life's smallest pleasures and be thankful that we still can.

Derek Faulkner said...

The older one gets, it's more likely that friends around you will pass on and why it's best to do as you do and pack in to each day as much as you can, while you can.

the veg artist said...

'Make the most of every day as it comes' is so true. It doesn't have to be big, dramatic stuff, quiet enjoyment is fine, just what suits each of us. I've put a similar comment on Sue's (A Smaller and Simpler Life) blog today, but it is such an important part of life, enjoying the everyday.

Helen-at-Horsehouse said...

So sorry to hear of the death of your friend. Will be thinking of you. I hope the suddenness does not add too much to the trauma. See you Sunday.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm sorry to hear about another loss for you, Pat. I know your friends are very important to you. Thank you for the good reminder about living for the now, being appreciative of what we all currently have. -Jenn

Heather said...

Every day is precious and we should all make the most of them. I am sure your friend H would agree with that.
Glad your electric blanket has helped you get a good night's sleep - may it continue to do so.

jinxxxygirl said...

So sorry to hear of your friend Pat. You and Tess will both miss her in your own way. A few years ago we found an electric heating pad that you put under your bottom sheet... WOW! Way better than an electric blanket ... if ever you are in need of another blanket you might look into that.. best thing we've bought ourselves in ages.. Hugs! deb

Gail, northern California said...

And enjoy each other while we can.

Jinksy said...

A sunny day, here on the South Coast, is guaranteed to tempt me to wander a Blogland path or two. I'm sending you a friendly hug to mark the occasion! ♥

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes, Weave.

Sue said...


Dear Weaver,
I've been following your blog for years, and have never commented. How can that be? It makes me feel a bit like a voyeur to do so now, but better late than never! I enjoy your posts filled with common sense and wisdom. I live in Seattle, Washington and have also been blogging for over ten years. We have many things in common, like the ukulele. In this strange word of blogging, I almost feel like we're friends. I invite you to drop by sometime.
Sue

https://sue-feathersandflowers.blogspot.com/

JanF said...

You will miss your friend, losing good friends never gets easier, as you know. Learning to live one day at a time takes a lifetime but is the only way...

Oklahoma Girl said...

I have followed you for a long time. I think I may have posted once. I look forward to reading your post every day. I should have commented many times before and let you know how much I enjoy your's and Tess's "adventures." I am amazed really at how many friends you have that drop by or call to take Tess for her walks. That is truly a blessing for both of you and I'm sure it is for them as well.

I am sorry to hear about your friend. It's never easy to lose those we love whether friends or family. I just turned 75 in June and by the Grace of God, I am in very good health. I have taken that for granted earlier in my life, as young people seem to do about everything. I have learned as I have grown older (not old)that we should take nothing for granted. Life is but a whisper and it can be gone in a heartbeat. I don't think there is any easy way whether it be drawn out for days, weeks, months or in a split second. It's never easy for we who are left behind but for those of us who believe in God and Heaven, we know that they are happy and free of all pain and troubles and we will see them again just as I believe all our sweet little animals who pass on will be there to greet us as well. It doesn't make the heartache any easier but to me, it at least makes it bearable.

I live in Texas, born and raised in Oklahoma, and as I said, I look forward each morning to your posts. You inspire me and I fell in love with Tess at the first picture.

May your heart be at peace and may the memories of you and your friend stay fresh in your mind.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Welcome to Oklahoma Girl and to Sue - nice to hear from you. Thanks for everyone's good wishes - they are all important to me.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

How terribly sad, very sorry for your loss

Bea said...

My sincere condolences, Weaver. x

Oklahoma Girl said...

Thank you for the welcome. Much appreciated.

Joanne Noragon said...

And so it goes. Keep sleeping warm and snug.

Granny Sue said...

Yes, all one can do is take one day at a time, as I learned after the death of my son. And yet, with time and age we learn to accept what comes, value what we have, and find joy whenever possible. It's the only way forward.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for all the wise words above. x

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