Have to say, I’m about as nervous as this guy about the coming holidays and the number of people who will be travelling far and wide to visit families. I understand why they do it. It still makes me nervous.
Today we had Katie’s uncle and aunt over. They brought us a lovely potted plant with a broad tropical leaf to keep indoors. We swapped stories about getting used to living in a huge home and all of the adventures and misadventures that have come along since.
After, we went to the Icardo Center at Cal State Bakersfield to see Katie’s cousin Hannah play basketball in her final season with Cal poly San Luis Obispo. After a frustrating three quarters, the game was delayed due to a leaking roof.
The basketball game was called in favor of CSUB with a bit more than three minutes remaining in the game.
We then returned home to continue the marathon binge watching festival of Downton Abbey. So far we have powered through four and a half seasons in four days.
It is never easy when a loved one passes. Knowing they lived a full life and their when memorial is full of happy care-free children — that makes it a bit easier to bear. The added benefit of having the memorial at the picturesque Los Osos Valley Memorial Park on Memorial Day weekend made for even more introspection.