* Riding alone in the car for close to nine hours (including both directions) is most pleasant. You can listen to whatever you want or relish in the utter silence. And you may or may not pick up a doughnut and coffee when you get gas.
* I returned to the place where I became Mrs. Chairman. That was in the Stillwater Historical Courthouse (1st one in Minnesota). It still is beautiful.
* I walked into the room where we married and stood on the very wood where I nearly fainted while we said our "I do's". I was honestly a bit overcome with emotion. Twenty-one years later there I was again. Completely happy and thankful for my choice and his choice in marrying. Thinking of all that has happened with bringing our family to us. Thinking of those that were in that room that are no longer with us. And not knowing the unknown future before us. I was just so glad to get back there and had to call the Chairman and tell him I loved him and our choice. Swoon.
|Where the table is - is where I made my vows til death do we part|
* We celebrated on of our friend's 50th birthday. But really, we were celebrating long friendships. We were a diverse group. Some single. Some married. Some career people. Some volunteer people. Some non-working people. We hailed from IL, WI, MN, SD, KS, and CO. And the beautiful thing is that it didn't matter our vast differences.
|We all lived at this place at one time or another|
* Only in Minnesota do you see this. I miss Ole and Lena jokes.
* I was back home at the Chairman and Co. about a half-hour before the rest came home from g.m. I was texted right before they arrived, "what's for supper?". Nothing like feeling needed! It sure was lovely to see these people and these pets. They all looked cuter (and some of them taller) than when I left.
* I found it fascinating because as soon as I was home it was needful to be the cook and the counselor, and the time manager and the laundress, and the seamstress and the sweetheart all at once. I love the many hats I need to wear here. And even the full-blown meltdown about the unfairness of life was almost delightful to be a part of. Almost.
So happy week ahead to you!