Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday, Sadness

     I am leaving on this trip with such horrible sadness.   My wonderful next door neighbor, passed away yesterday afternoon.  She was my age and we both loved gardening and cooking.  She has a great husband, daughter grand kids.  She was diagnosed with a virulent type of ovarian cancer.  By the time she had it checked it was stage 4.  I did not realize how quickly the time would go.  Yesterday I was leaving for the studio about 2:40.  I saw her in her white car she was driving by the house and she waved and smiled at me and I thought oh she is feeling better.  She normally would be teaching right now, but she is able to drive that is such a good thing.  But it wasn't her, she was passing at that time.  She was very intent in her last hour that her daughter not forget to get the grand kids off the bus.  The bus drops the boys off at 2:50.  So in my heart I really beleive I did see her, she was smiling at me and she was going to be there to see her grand sons off that bus one more time.  I am just heart broken.  We won't even be here to help her poor husband through this horrible time.

     Hubby went to the store and filled the large cooler with ice and different kinds of soda.  He bought cold chicken, sub sandwiches and a relish tray and took over to the house to help with the influx of family that they will get.  I will take over a cake today.  But we will just have to be here for him when we get back and I am sure most of the family will be gone.  Just so sad.

     On a better note, we are packed and I have a few last minute errands to do before we leave.

     Print off boarding passes and all info from net. (sluggy's number, Judy's?)
     Pick up prescriptions and a cake for neighbors. 
     Make a deposit for the studio and cash checks.
     Make out a to do list for the young man staying at the house.
     Call Hubby's folks and make sure they are ready.
     Clean up the house a little
     Put suitcases by the back door.

     I was able to put $350.00 into the house account before I left so I am very happy about that.  This will make coming home so much less stressful.  I was also able to take in enough tuition last night to do payroll without going to my studio savings account.  I feel so blessed.  I have met my goals and then some.

     Well I am off to the races!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. That is quite a sad situation! But do remember when you're feeling especially sad that she would NOT have wanted you to mop around and be sad, especially during your trip. So have lots of fun. I'm sorry about your loss, but try to have a good time.

  2. That's so sad about your neighbor but the fact that you saw her waving and smiling as she left this earth should be a really comforting thought--that is the best way to remember someone. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself as much as you can, as you pointed out, life is short and you never know when it will be done so you need to enjoy every single day!

  3. It's good that you have your ducks in a row and you'll come home to less stress in the financial realm.
    It's very sad about your neighbor and too bad that you'll be out of town right now in that regards.
    But if you look at it another way.....you'll be back and able to comfort her husband and family after the initial wave of people who are there for them will be past. I think this is the Universe's way of making his situation the best it can be at this time. If you believe in a God then it's his plan for you to help ease his pain. Make sense?

    Enjoy your trip!

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. When my Dh's best friend found out he had stage 4 cancer it was only months before he passed away. When you get back and all the wave of people have gone, that is when the reality will hit for your neighbor and you will be able to give some comfort then.

  5. Oh, Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that when you get back you will be able to minister to her husband in ways others won't. You'll be there when he needs you the most. Enjoy your trip - your friend would want it that way.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my sadness. Life is so short!

  7. Oh, Kim, how sad. I believe that you actually saw her too. By the way, I really like the idea of filling up a cooler with sodas, and such. I'm sure that will be very much appreciated.

    Have a wonderful trip away. You deserve the much needed break!



  8. I'm so sorry for your loss, & what a thoughtful gesture with the food & drinks.

    Also, what a relief to have extra money as you head on your trip. Hope it's fabulous!

  9. my condolences on your neighbours passing kim. I hope you enjoy your time away.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you : (

  11. Oh, I'm so sorry! It's sad. But it was so thoughtful of you guys to get some food for the family.