Wow, too much to relate here. I have spent some time just thinking. What is important, what I should do first, second and so on. I was sick for a while, thankfully that is in the past. It did make me think even more, however.
Our daughters are moving on, to places of their own. I supposed, while I was thinking too much, that they were trying to escape the possibility of having to take care of us! But I do believe they might help if needed, but from a safe distance. Second, Papa has set his retirement date, just nine months away. That made me think again, about the end of endless “me” time, and living a more corporative life. What should I do with my time in the intervening months, be productive, or enjoy the quiet and a few naps? Forty-two years ago when we married, we wanted nothing more than to be together. Happily, more together time is right around the corner!
Spring, then summer, arrived, but not in a steady fashion. The weather here has been unpredictable, and very wet. Our garden has suffered, and I am not sure how it will do. We planted our favorites, but cut back on quantities of certain things. With cans from last year still lining the shelves downstairs, we don’t want to get carried away. I located a food bank/soup kitchen which will accept our extra produce, after we have satisfied ourselves, and the neighbors. The daffodils, then the tulips were beautiful. I didn’t get the peonies staked up, so they are leaning all over, but with huge blossoms.
We have three graduations to attend this year, an all time high for us. One down, two to go! We have made our summer plans, and will be attending four more bluegrass festivals, and just Saturday of several others. For the first time in several years, we will skip the IBMA World of Bluegrass. The vacation time that we would have used for that has been allocated to family events, and to the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival in Morganton, North Carolina. We will need a day on each end to make the drive, and the Festival runs June 30 to July 4. We will also be at Jekyll Island again this year, a wonderful break in the winter weather.
On the genealogical front, a new-found cousin brought more information on Papa’s family, including photographs we had never seen. I have been busy catching up on my data entry, a never ending task. Hard work by Oakland County Genealogical Society volunteers made posting an index and images possible. Work continues on the next part of the project, taking some of my time.
What does all this mean? I am still here, and still plodding along. Some things are finished, and some will never be finished. Maybe I will be able to post on a more frequent basis, and maybe not. Time will tell.