Today, I spent the afternoon and evening with Mimi, E’s grandmother. And I have to say, I think I actually got her mind off of tomorrow. Tomorrow is a memorial for Pa and I didn’t want her to be alone today. I knew E would be working late and most likely wouldn’t make it home to Mimi before bedtime per our conversation the previous night. So I chose to spend the day with her. You didn’t need to ask me. I wanted to! I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. I took her to get her hair done, which was quite an adventure in itself trying to navigate Daly City and Skyline fog, not to mention HWY 1 fog! I had dinner with her, baked cookies and watched television with her. She laughed a lot and smiled, cracked jokes, and we talked about nonsense. Today was the first time in a long time that I actually saw her eat more than two bites. She actually had two slices! So I must have done something right to bring back her appetite. Right?
But what I am NOT looking forward to is tomorrow and having to face the tears, the sadness, the people in mourning.
However, what I AM looking forward to is helping Mimi bake her infamous Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving dessert next week!
And to top off the day was what Mimi said to me right before I left.
Mimi: “What would I do without you? You are too good to me.”
Me: “Well, you don’t have to worry about that because I am right here and I am not going anywhere!”
Oh how I love Mimi!