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Serene Sunday .. Wish everyone a wonderful day !

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!

You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)

Our virtual kitchen is Covid-19 free ...:)

Serenely Sunday !!

Yesterday was a "different" day .. My morning was normal quiet .. and I worked alittle bit on my drawing .. We had a little lunch around 11ish .. and I went upstairs to get cleaned up .. and dressed for my aunt's services .. and headed out .. stopping at 7-11 to get a soda and met hubby there to get him a soda as well .. unfortunately this was one time that they didn't accept both as free like they had been .. *sigh* .. so him following me there to get his soda for free .. he had to pay anyway .. lol ....

I headed to the services .. which was on the other side of the world .. (well from my house .. lol) and on the way, I found my "route" was closed because of construction .. in an area I was not familiar with .. sooo had to pull out Google maps, and found that I ended up arguing with it, because it kept telling me to go the way that was closed .. So I showed it .. and went a different way in the direction I figured I was supposed to go .. and finally it caught up with me .. As I turned to "show it" ... It showed me .. and put me behind someone that was out for a happy drive .. and was going 20 mph under the speed limit, and the oncoming traffic was too busy to pass .. and I was getting closer and closer to 2:00 pm .. the end of visitation .. AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

None the less I made it .. and while it was a closed casket, I was signing in I saw Jill, my cousin; standing in front and waved .. I walked up and there were soooo many photos and I made it to the front (it was a small crowd) and I saw Jill's eyes were teary .. Ohno !!!!! I regrouped, and gave her a hug .. I asked, and the whole family could be with her when she left .. That made me feel so much better .. because I've heard too many horror stories ..

I talked with them a bit; and introduced myself to Jeff, .. Jill's brother .. I haven't seen him in 40 years .. and I wouldn't know him if I walked into him on the street .. and oh my goodness .. I have to look UP at him .. he's a big boy .. and a police officer . I can picture him setting control at a situation .. but couldn't figure out where he got his height from .. but didn't really know Elaine's side of the family .. but then thought .. Grampa was Uncle Dennis's father (daddy had a different father that I never met .. grampa was grampa) .. and he was tall ... a bit ol' truck driver .. so that could be where Jeff gets his height ..

But then I got to Uncle Dennis, and started introducing myself (because we were wearing masks, and well . it's been along time to begin with) as "your cousin .. " .. and Jill stepped in .. and introduced me .. I laughed and said "guess I'm not your cousin .. lol" .. and he gave me the biggest hug .. and that hurt ..

He used to be such a strapping man .. He was a police officer as well .. and when I gave him a hug I thought I was going to break him, he was sooo frail .. Yes . he's in his mid 80s .. but still threw me for a loop .. and I'm sure the last 6 weeks hadn't helped .. but it was so nice to talk with him ..

By this time it was getting close to service time.. and I decided to stay .. I normally don't .. I don't do funerals well, and I'm the wailer of the group .. I could never handle the services .. but this was a very planned and nice service .. and I made it .. I sat toward the back .. it was a wonderful service ..

I made it, and exited stage left at the end .. I could have gone to the burial, but decided against that .. as well .. I didn't know if I would have been able to hold myself together ... so declined .. and headed for home ... I was actually very proud of myself .. and headed for home ...

On the way home I almost t-boned a twit that didn't understand the word "Yield" on a round about .. and zoomed right out in front of me .. Thankfully a bit of nerves; the rest of the drive home was relaxing ..

I got home and was pooped, but had done alot more sitting yesterday .. and my legs and ankles were feeling it .. so when I got home, I played a round of golf with hubby .. before I headed upstairs ..

I headed upstairs to get changed, and back into my loafing clothes .. (and shorts ... lol lol )

After golf, I headed upstairs to finish up my elderly Elaine .. and while the picture is faded out ... (still working on getting the new phone camera not to fade out the drawings) .. .but happy with it ..

Today I will spray seal them, and take them over to mom's to show her.. I'm proud of them ..

I have a busy day ahead of me today .. meeting Dave to drop off the drawings, and then grab a lunch because hubby is busy with K** and I'm pretty much on my own .. I will head over to mom's this afternoon ..

I have decided I'm taking a hiatis from my drawing for a bit .. There are some things that I want to do .. one of which is cleaning my playroom .. This one took alot of out of me .. as some do .. and sometimes I just need to step back ..

They are sprayed upstairs, and I will be able to get them out with tomorrow's "shipment" .. lol ..

So -- ... wishing everyone a wonderful day .. be safe, be strong, be smart, be happy and be healthy ..

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    Glad you made it to the visitation w/following the ‘Sunday driver’. It is nice to catch up w/relatives, but not the preferred way for sure. I am sure they appreciated your being there.

    YIKES! That’s what I hate about round’a’bouts. People get confused or don’t pay attention or both. NOT good. Glad you were safe.

    Have a good visit w/your Mom. Hope she’s doing ok today!

    Sometimes we need to take that pause that refreshes. Recharge the batteries.

    LOVE the portrait. Your Aunt was a lovely woman.


    48 days ago
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. Keep on pushing. I so very much enjoyed reading your post.
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