I’m going to do a little different Weekend Roundup, just covering Friday and some of Saturday as I am writing this on Saturday. Then I’ll be traveling and only have my phone. Sorry if this is a little disjointed, I didn’t sleep last night (just overtired from a long but good day), but I’ll sleep tonight!
Friday: It was a marathon day for Wizard’s brother’s memorial service, but it all went well. Since we had the service in a park, we had to set up and break down everything — canopies, tables, and chairs. Plus organizing food (we could not cater at that park). It took a village for sure, but everyone pitched in and it turned out just as Wizard’s brother wanted. One of three remaining brothers led the service, and Wizard spoke. I am so proud of him, it was hard for him to do, but he was able to paint a picture of the brother he loved. He also spoke without notes, which amazed one of his brothers So many others did too, including his daughter who captured her dad as she knew him in words and shared him with us. Aside from the fact that she made me cry, my writer’s brain got all happy and excited at her both real and yet elegant writing skill.
One of our niece flew in from Australia in a turn around trip just to come to her uncle’s service (that’s a long flight!). That is the kind of man he was. His time may have been short, but the memory of his love and the laughter he spread will be long.
One glitch is that Turbo, his mom and dad got hit with a virus. They could not come to the service. Oldest son sounded so upset on the phone. They also aren’t going on the trip this weekend that they arranged, so we feel bad. Now it’s just youngest, his wife and us. But we are going to go and just relax. We canceled the two dinners daughter-in-law had planned because we didn’t want to do those without them there. Instead we’re going to do more of a sight-seeing and recovery trip and food will be an stop and eat as we want it kind of thing.
Friday evening, we got home, picked up food and were all exhausted. But the Wizard and his brother felt the service had honored their brother so it was all worth it.
Saturday, Wizard took his brother to the airport, I did laundry and started organizing for the mini-trip. We leave Sunday. Oh and Maggie is going to her old boarding place, and we hope she does okay. We really need to know before we take a longer trip in the spring. But dang, she is tired as I’m writing this on Saturday. Of course, we walked over two miles this morning, so that makes sense
I won’t be online Monday, but will try to answer comments on Tuesday. I’m hoping to get Wednesday’s post up on schedule. After that, life will slow down to a more normal pace. Hopefully, LOL.
Oh and today is our Anniversary. This little mini trip is our gift to ourselves.
How was your weekend?