Leaving at 8:00 to be at Lucy's by 10 a.m. This is breaking my heart that Lucy won't be there...but I think it was healing for me...I was able to see the shrine of Lucy, Roy has her ashes in a beautiful box that opens on the top, in there are special items related to her, along with some of her art, and cross and such...I forgot to take a photo...I was just so moved standing next to it talking to her...I forgot to take a photo!
"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances." -- Benjamin Franklin
We had some coffee to start our day off, and then Cindy wanted to go check out a bead store. We stopped by the funeral home and picked up copies of Lucy's death certificate for Roy. Then headed off to the bead store...I had no idea where I was going but I found it! And the lady was SO sweet! Chris did NOT know that Lucy had passed away, and when Cindy told her, it was like some one had just punched her in the heart.
She had to sit down. I felt so bad, that was how I was feeling, and I hate having to see any one else go through it!. She said she had been thinking A LOT about her, and telling people about her Master Beading! I think we stayed a few hours with her, and Cindy picked out some beautiful beads, as we giggled that she REALLY needed them, since Lucy gave her ALL of her beads! I picked up some beads that looked like they could be used for rosaries, and Chris was SO kind to give them to me for free, and she gave Cindy a really GOOD discount! So kind.
After that, we headed off to eat, we were HUNGRY! We stopped at a really fun restaurant and she had some Crab and I had a really nice salad with GREAT sweet potato fry's! Ah! Some times you just HAVE too! I swear if she lived close we would be good friends! I so enjoyed being with her!
Then we stopped off at my favorite store in Pacific Grove Tessuti Zoo and I bought a pair of PJ's and pants, sweat shirt and vest! I love this store! And I was sad to tell one of the gals, that Lucy had passed away, she hugged me!
Later we went back to Roy and Lucy's and had a nice bowl of chili for dinner. We had a PJ party. When Roy heard the story of Lucy telling me "YOU are going to be a spinner! You love art yarn too much! You WILL spin!" He gave me her spinning wheel and all the hand dyed batts she made...all the wool. I am so overwhelmed right now about that...even a basket with the things that go along with the wheel! I promised him to take a class! I will! I WILL spin! Then he gave me a large garbage bag, and told me to fill it up with yarn...Cindy helped me to decide...this was SO hard...I would stop and tell her to smell some thing because it SO smelled like Lucy. And we were all so tired we watched American Idol and we went to bed...
Being in that room thinking of Lucy was comforting and sad...