I am still feeling the effects of a cold but did get out on the water yesterday and today. I didn't do an overnight but worked on some improvements to the forward hatch yesterday and today went for a sail in the Harbor, anchoring up until late afternoon at a bird sanctuary near the marina.
It was a beautiful weekend for sure. Crisp mornings followed by warm afternoons were a delight. On Saturday I walked along the beach with a couple of the dogs and ran into the biscuit lady who has been MIA for several weeks. The dogs were delighted to see her and so was I. I actually had begun to be concerned about her absence and the fact that her old cell number no longer worked. It was a relief to know that she was okay and she seemed touched that I had been concerned about her.
I also witnessed a wedding at the beach. It was a small wedding with just a few people in attendance. The bride was obviously pregnant and the groom looked serious and glum. This little ceremony touched me and made me sad in a way that's hard to describe. I thought about whether this is how they had envisioned their wedding day to be. And I thought about the odds stacked against them in this marriage. I hope that their lives will be as happy as they can be and that all goes well for this family.
I didn't go to my regular Monday home group meeting tonight because of feeling tired from the day and achy from the cold bug. It's my favorite meeting. And I can tell that I am missing what I needed most on this day.
Finally, many thanks to all the Veterans who served this great country in the past and who are presently serving. Let Freedom Ring.