Diary ~ Entry 18 ~ Everything is changing
I just came back from a short journey to the North. Actually it was good escaping all the Farmer's Fair riot. Everything is changing, and I wanted some quiet time to think about it. Not only that I found Pa - although I still have not found my half-brother, but I will eventually - I met Adrean, and suddenly I have a whole family. That alone was so wonderful. But then Gardenia told me the good news and I was overjoyed. Still am. And when I told Adrean that he is going to be a pa, he was overjoyed, too, and told it everyone in the Ivy Bush right away. My life has changed so much already, and it will change even more. Bathing in the not so very warm Northern Sea I realised that everything is changing all the time anyway. When Ma died, I felt so alone, but now my family is going to be larger than before! Ma, I wish you could have lived to see your grandchild. Adrean says he wants the baby to look like me. Well, I would like our child to look like Adrean. And at the end, it will have something from both of us I guess.
Back home, first thing I did was some nice fishing on my jetty. Alas, no catfish, but loads of weed again. Clara, who lives in the new chicken coop in my yard when Adrean is away, seemed to like it. So finally I have some use for it. The salad I made the other day did not turn out very well. At the end I was picking all the weeds back out and it was merely a melon salad. The evening ended with a nice chat with Miss Chryssie, who let me in on the newest gossip.
And today I should think of packing for another journey. We have to visit Aunt Iris in Needlehole to tell her the good news. And then we want to go on to the dwarves, to look for some new recipes. Master Baro did not know any. He is simply a farmer and never looked into the kitchen in Thorin's Hall. And after that we should travel to Buckland, too. I am looking forward to meet Adrean's family and my so far unknown aunt Lara, but on the other hand I am very nervous about it. And about all the travelling. But Ma used to say that there might be a drop of Took blood in many family lines, even with us Chubbs. Well, Pa seems to have a load of it. Maybe he'll come with us. I'll go right away and ask him.