Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Bye bye Birdie; TdF, day 4

Yesterday Birdie's family came to pick her up. She doesn't know yet what a lucky lamb she is! Hopefully Bronwen will help Birdie feel comfortable at her new home. Christine tells me that Blackberry has settled in well, preferring the company of the dairy cows to that of the angora buck. Bronwen is very affectionate and runs up for attention whenever they go out to the sheep's quarters. I suspect Birdie will join her in doing that.

I could hear Annabelle's plaintive calls off and on throughout the afternoon; by 5:00 my own bereft feelings joined hers. No, not over Birdie; my 100-year-old grandmother finally slipped away. She had a good day Monday, interacting with my dad, uncle and others and even eating a little (something she hasn't done much of in the last few weeks). The service is on Saturday, and I have made arrangements to be there. Brian was torn between going with me and staying for his first-ever summer camp experience; camp won out and I feel bad that my boy even had to face such a choice. I'll take along some of old Inky's fiber and a small spindle for the trip, and maybe a knitting project. It helps my mind to have my hands busy.

I did spin on both spindle and miniSpinner yesterday, but not enough to show much progress.

I won't be taking my computer with me, so will have to catch up with everyone when I get back. Will probably schedule a post or two to share random photos that haven't fit in this week.

That's it for Tuesday at . . .

8 comments:

Kim said...

I'm sorry about your grandmother. I'm glad she passed peacefully with family though.

Kelly Bartels said...

Warm thoughts and a little hug for you Michelle.

Sharrie said...

Sorry about your grandmother.

MiniKat said...

Deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I miss my grandma every day! And, if your grandma was like mine, she wouldn't have wanted Brian to miss camp! Hang in there!

Rayna said...

So sorry, but it sounds like she lived a good long life :) It's always hard to lose a loved one.

Shula said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. What a great age she lived to. I'm glad she was still able to have some good days.

I'm glad that Birdie found such a nice home.

Michelle said...

Thanks for your sympathetic comments, everyone! One of the hardest things about the trip is realizing that I don't know when I will see my cousins again, now that the grandparents that brought us together are gone....