The weather keeps flirting with spring. Azaleas are blooming, the yellow jessamine is hanging from the limbs of the oak trees, and the spring tulips are blooming. But the wind continues to push white caps on the harbor. I know people who have been trying to sail down the coast and make a crossing to the Bahamas. They remain in port waiting for the wind to be favorable.
My wife has been busy with the estate of her mother. The attorney is working on this as well. Because I want to help ease things for her, I put together the readings and the music for the funeral mass which will be held this Saturday. I believe that it will be something that Mom would have liked: Bach, Schubert, Franck, Beethoven; and the reading of the St. Francis prayer. A bouquet of spring flowers will be on the little table with a couple of photos. Because of lent, most likely green sprigs and ferns will be placed on either side of the altar. It's fitting that her caregivers will provide a eulogy. I have learned a lot about Catholic funeral mass in the last week.
Pop continues to have good days and bad ones. He fell yesterday trying to get from his chair to the bed. No injury, but a worry because he doesn't want to ask for help even though his legs no longer support him. His attitude remains depressed.
Both my wife and I are coping though. We have had moments of laugher and joy, and those are becoming more frequent. Time is a great healer and going to meetings has helped us enormously. I realize that I can practice the principles in my life and do the next right thing. It's my way out of feeling sad or having self-pity.
Finally, here are some photos from the weekend.
|We had a wonderful Vietnamese dinner on Saturday.|
|A few ducks enjoying a swim.|
|Sailing school at the marina|
|Masts at sunset|
|Another beautiful sunset over the river|