In the meantime, since she left, I have been keeping busy with the yard and garden. Today I went to the boat for a couple of hours. It felt good to be on board for a little while, and then I had to get home to take care of the animals. Pandora is fitting in nicely with the other cats. She is eating well and purrs every time I come near her.
The blueberries are ripe in the garden so I've been eating them every day for about a week. I've picked several tomatoes as well, and they are ripening on the window sill. And the eggplant are starting to ripen too. It looks like a good year for the garden. The drip irrigation system helps a lot, and it's on a timer which makes things easy.
I am going to see my father-in-law tomorrow. Hopefully, he will feel good enough to be pushed along in his wheel chair outside. He is so very thin and fragile. My wife and I can sense that his death is not far away. I don't think that he ever really got over his wife's death. But it is father's day, and I want to spend some time with the old man.
Next week, I will be back at meetings. I'm chairing one on the newest Al-Anon book Many Voices, One Journey. I'm going to focus on the period from1925-1950, the time of active alcoholism and isolation that started founders, Lois and Bill Wilson, on the road to recovery. Who knew that Al-Anon used to be called "Non-Alcoholics Anonymous," or that sometimes women whose husbands started drinking again were asked to stop coming to meetings, or that there was a major fight over whether to allow adult children of alcoholics to join the fellowship?
That's about it from here. I hope that your weekend is going well.