Everyone is gone. Sister and her husband are exhausted. I'm tired but less tired than they are so I am taking over today with mom to give them some rest.
This is a really hard day for me. It is like a sledge hammer reminder of someone you love no longer being in your life. If you want to read what my dad was like you can read my post of a couple of years ago. It is the most read post of any post I posted since the beginning of the blog:
Before my update and a plea for your updates I want to say Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there. This poem is for you:
Our fathers toil with hands and heart
To make our lives complete.
They quietly brave the winter cold,
Endure the summer heat.
Our fathers' lives are busy, but
There's always time for us.
They boldly face the ups and downs
And seldom ever fuss.
Our fathers are the greatest dads.
We know you know this, too.
But thank you for the chance to share
Our love for them with you.
by David A. Olds.
Now on to my update. I am in a reverse mood today so what is coming up first. Today is lunch and dinner for mom. Monday is mowing lawns and cleaning house. Tuesday is getting my car to the doctor for a checkup. Wednesday is the night at Mom's. Thursday is a day I am just dreading. I don't want to keep adding years to my life. Friday is a me day. Saturday is a bunch of paperwork cleanup including my license renewal.
Last week was Sunday at Mom's. Monday a dinner at sister's house welcoming relatives from Texas, Tuesday was reality checks at an amusement park. Wednesday and Thursday were at Mom's so the troops could go to the coast and go deep sea fishing. It was a partial success. Everyone caught a halibut but half the troops got seasick. Friday was a day at the seminar completing my education requirements so I can renew my license. Friday night was a good bye bbq for the Texas relatives and five hot games of Catch Phrase. Men won three of the five. Saturday was at Mom's and Saturday evening was taking Mom and Susan the caregiver out for dinner for Susan's birthday.
OK, your turn. The blog is yours. Catch me up on your lives, tell me about what is going to happen in your lives in the near future. Post anything you damn well please. But most of all, Comment Away