He came carrying a present for me that he saw & purchased last August at a Cracker Barrel. As he handed it to me, he said ' I saw it & immediately though of you mom'. What a heart hugger this one is. Thank you Mitch. XO
Our time together this week was made even more special to me as last Tuesday Bose passed away & Mitchell was there to help me bury her & console me through this ruff patch.
On Monday night I come home from a UCW meeting to notice that Bose was no where to be found. She had been at the door several times that day, which is very unusual for her as she's been an inside cat for the past 16 1/2 years.
We found her in the basement hiding behind somethings. As I looked at her I had a sunken feeling, she was lifeless, I called for Mitch & as he placed her in a blanket she cried out. We brought her upstairs & she never moved, she was lifeless but still breathing. At 12:30am I went to bed, knowing full well what was going to happen overnight. She passed away in her sleep in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Mitchell placed white stone over her grave as we were on a quest to find a round cement stepping stone. Home Hardware did not have one, so off to Miramichi's Kent Store...nope none there, nor could I order one from there book. Canadian Tire maybe, no not there either.
But what we did find at All Decked Up was a monument that was so fitting for this sad time.
That day Mitchell flattened a truckload of gravel for the new parking place next to the house & I planted 10 peonies around the yard with the new bags of top soil, fertilizer, & mulch that we had picked up the day before.
I'm beginning my gardens around the yards. I know from everyone telling me that it takes time, so I'm going to be eager to see this work in May as Mother Earth comes back to life after the harsh winter winds & snow.
With that day behind us we welcomed the arrival of Bill & Nicholas.
We celebrated our Thanksgiving early on Saturday, that way we could eat leftover turkey sandwiches on Sunday as everyone would be gone by 9am Thanksgiving Monday.
It has been heaven to be out in the sunshine & have NO mosquitoes to torment & bit you!
Hurricane Arthur had taken down several trees but the winds from the hurricane that came afterwards were strong too (can't remember its name) but it took down even more trees. So now it was a job to remove so many trees & take down so many weak & dead poplars. Birch, maple, & evergreens were left in place.
I hope you too had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day & I'm wishing you one right now!!
It was garbage day today & those workers never get the day off, so Bill & I left them a Tim Horton's gift card to have a coffee & sandwich as our treat! I hope they like their Happy Thanksgiving Day surprise!
Thank you for stopping by & do come again.
It's going to be a busy week as I prepare a hook-in with the Miramichi Rug Hookers potluck day at the cottage! Hope Mother Nature joins in with sun for this day of laughter!
I'll keep you posted! lol Happy Thanksgiving!