This was this morning after I walked the beach and was hanging out on our bench. Eventually I cooked a bunch of bacon and some hash browns and left people to make their own eggs or whatever.

This was a day of leave-taking, which is always difficult. When I used to visit the moomin when I had little kids, The Commander would always get freaked out that I might forget something and would follow me around trying to make sure I didn’t fergit this and that and the other thing. This strategy caused me to totally lose focus such that I DID FERGIT THINGS! I eventually learned to give The Comm a grocery bag that she could put things she thought I might forget into. And that worked.

My strategy is to hang out on the beach or the deck while people pack. Stay outta the fray. And that’s what I did today. I was sorry to see my adult children leave today and I miss them terribly but I’ll see them on the Planet Ann Arbor soon enough.

And then… At the end of the day, my cuz UKW and her son came over and demanded ‘hattans. Of course I was up to that task. We had so much fun talking. He and his SO are flying out at 0-dark-30 tomorrow morning and I will miss them. How did my cousins and I raise such wonderful people?

We visited the Old Cabin after dinner and once again, I am turning into a pumpkin. G’night, KW

One Response to “Bittersweet”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It’s always difficult when a lovely time ends but there will be other ones!