We experienced Dad's death and subsequent gathering of the family for the week, dealing with Mom's "new normal" and all the financial and emotional changes death brings.
I had no idea how many details have to be taken care of nor how time consuming they would be. (And Dad was well prepared with an attorney as an estate planner, how do people unprepared do it?)
We had 2 joyous weekends for our nephew's out of town weddings, which became mini family reunions in addition to all the weekend festivities. It was wonderful to experience happy beginnings with so many people we love.
We will be gathering for a large extended family reunion this weekend (including delightful houseguests). I am sorry Son1 and his family can't be here and also sad Son3 is in New York, but that is just the way life goes.
In addition, we have a long weekend at the lake planned for Labor Day. We are hoping to enjoy some sun, some time on/in the water, bbq, homemade ice cream, sweet tea and even sweeter company.
Sometime in September life should return to some semblance of normal, whatever normal is.
Meanwhile, back at the
p.s. I have a paleo pie I am dying to try. It might possibly be the next recipe I make.