We had a great Christmas visit with family in Kentucky over Christmas. As always, too short a visit and so hard to say goodbye. Our nieces and nephews seem to grow up so fast from so far away.
I spent the holiday with a toothache. I thought it would be a good idea to get a filling out of the way the Thursday before Christmas, but the dentist had to remove and old filling that ran really close to a nerve first. Oh, my aching tooth. I’ve never had such a toothache. Tylenol helped, and I think going back to have a slight high place polished when we got back has helped. But, I have the looming possibility of a root canal. I still wake with an ache during the night and notice it hurts some after I eat.
My grandmother passed away on Friday, the 29th. She has not been herself for quite a while. I went to see her that day. She was struggling to breathe and looked worse than I had ever seen her. I got to say “I love you.” But, I think she knew. She was finally resting comfortably when she passed. I have to say all I feel now is thankful and relieved. I have so many great memories and got to spend so many memorable times with her. My mom and I had prepared ourselves for this for a few weeks now, and I think she is handling it very well, too.
My dearest, best friend and former roomate, Becky, who lives in West Virginia, came for a visit after Christmas, and I can’t say how glad I am that she has been here this week. She’s been such a great help and comfort.
So, instead of back to work tomorrow, we head south to Jackson for a few days for the funeral and to get together with family.