I really miss reading all of your blogs consistently, as I've more or less been able to do for months now. But it's been busy.
As you know, the wonderful trip to NYC, from which we returned Friday night, exhausted. And yesterday, we helped W.P.'s daughter throw an engagement party. Everything went great. I was in rare form, as I usually eschew shindigs, and had a great time. It was great that a family that has been dear to both W.P.'s and my family for years, were able to make it. There were many new people to meet and I was able to overcome my shyness and ask if I could take their photos. I've discovered that having a camera helps to break the ice.
Yes, I'm shy but I do a pretty good job of faking it. In yesterday's case, I wasn't faking. A testament, I believe, to how much a part of my "new" family I'm feeling. I have so much. Knowing this is a real help when I start to bitch and moan about this or the other insignificant thing. My family, a few but very loving friends, good health and though we're not exactly prospering, enough to live comfortably, have fun and not feel like over-consumptive American gluttons.
This coming week, both W.P. and I have a lot of loose ends to tie up before we pack it up and take off to Nova Scotia for a couple of weeks. To this vacation, we are immensely looking forward. When W.P.'s wife A was alive, they took many family vacations there and he has been looking forward to taking me there. W.P. always knows the best, out-of-the-way spots and things to do and he's a wonderful travel companion. We're hoping (optimistically) to leave Thursday but I think it will probably be more like Friday.
I hope to be able to read as many blogs as time allows before I leave. I haven't decided yet if I want to take a computer. I'm inclined not to at this point.
Meanwhile, make love not war and all that good stuff.
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