30 Oct

I’ll come onto what you’ve got to guess in a minute.

Have spent today feeling out of sorts. The weather was lovely. Chris, Cal and I went on a walk on footpaths we’d never been on, around where we live. Generally pottered around. But at the back of all of it was the surreal feeling that Rosie shouldn’t be dead and we shouldn’t need to be visiting her grave. I think  perhaps I had a subconscious hope that when we got back from holiday she’d be back home. But of course, she isn’t.

While we’ve been away though, other people have been very busy. And you have to guess what this is about:


9 Responses to “Guess”

  1. Deborah Morgenstern October 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    My guess is that some wonderful person has had their long luscious hair cut to donate to a cancer charity to make wigs. My niece did this a year ago – it took her 2 years to grow her hair long enough (they had to have 10 inches minimum).

    Either that, or this is the worst Halloween “Dougal” costume I have ever seen.

    • Catherine Dufour October 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

      Or perhaps Cousin It from the Addams Family taking a nap …

  2. Michelle October 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Oh Jo, nothing I can say will make it seem right, but it will ease, the pain will subside. But there will be times that you expect Rosie to be there, way in the future, and it will catch you totally unaware. There is no getting away from this, I can’t lie. I still have this with my Dad (dead 12 years) and hubby’s Mum (dead 16 years). I’ll see something and think about buying it for hubby’s Mum, and that stops me in my tracks.
    As for the guess, well, I agree with Deborah, hair, or a huge, hairy spider has crept into your house 🙂 Noooooooooooooooooooooo…

  3. celia butler October 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    I’m a rubbish guesser, so in the absence of more clues I’ll go with the hair donation too. Is there some link with one of the TKOE’s planned donations?
    Good as it was to go away, it’s bound to be hard to come home and have to pick up from where you were – because as you say, you shouldn’t have to. And it’s still really early days.
    Hoping that tomorrow is a bit better, thinking of you all. x

  4. Jilly (beckys aunty) October 31, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    I was going to say they have been keeping rosie’s resting place full of flowers and teddies and candles x

  5. Georgina October 31, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Each day forward the unreal and what should not have happened will become a little easier – you will never forget but days will come when at the end of them you will realise Rosie has not consumed your thoughts. It will happen. But then a smell, a song or something will catch you unawares, that still happens years later. Here in Turkey they celebrate the 7th day and then the 40th after the death by reading the Koran for the deceased.

    As to the picture well…………….. a small collection of long haired guinea pigs having a snooze???

    Big hug and love from this sunny land – Georgina xxxxx

  6. Mike October 31, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Is it a new toupée for Chris?

  7. margaret crisp October 31, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Hi, Ilike the idea of a new toupee for Chris but guess in reality its about giving money for people to have wigs. I hope things look a bit brighter this morning. Thinking of you, mags.

  8. Andrea Clarke October 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    No wise words i’m sorry to say Jo. it’s hard enough to lose a parent, but in some way that seems ‘right’, but to lose a child, it’s just seems so ‘un-right’. grief is so unpredictable – some days can be OK, whilst others are horrendous, and just when you think you’re starting to deal with it a little better something comes along and bites you in the bum! ten years down the line from my parents deaths i’m still caught unawares, i still see prospective christmas and bday pressies, i have to restrain myself from making the ‘i’m home’ phone call after a holiday.

    As Celia says it’s still early days, and you all need to give yourselves time – how much time only you will know.

    as to the photo – the hair is a lovely colour – i think that’s all i want to say about that!

    thinking of you all, and of Rosie (i’ve put a poster up in the corridor so i get to see her everyday, and she brightens the start of every working day as Natalie has put a poster up in Starbucks 🙂 )


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