Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Letter

Well, taking a page from my Uncle Richard and from his dad before him, I now come to you with a Friday Letter -- what's in my life and my brain at the end of the week . . .

In the interest of limiting my rambling, today I limit myself to 3 things that have been on my mind recently:

1) Bev is in town with her daughter, Kiriana. They are here for a lot of reasons, and are basically on their way to their new home of Portland, Oregon. I'm excited for them, and glad to have spent some time with them. Last night they and Tracy went through a lot of mom's clothes. There was much to sort. As Bev said, "you'd think that Dad would have wanted one of these dresser drawers."

2) I am ready to be moving on to the next part of my life. By which I only mean that there is some stuff I've been going through that I'm ready to be beyond -- I'd like to get the house clean, I'd like to move past Mom's death, I'd like to be in a better place at work (but not at a different place), I'd like for Wesley to be recovered from his recent surgery, blah, blah, blah. And all of this stuff is set to happen, it just isn't yet. So for now, I am just looking forward to 2011 being here.

3) Locust Day -- Locust Day is the holiday Tracy created when she was 10. It is on August 17, but we will be celebrating Locust Day (observed) with a party tomorrow, and I'm glad we will be able to have people at the house. Certain rooms are cleaner than they have been for a long time.