I think that having these opportunities for people to come together for most of a day, enjoy a great lunch, and listen to inspiring speakers is a great thing. I got to meet so many people that I hadn't talked with before. And there was a little memorial set up for a couple of long-timers in the program, including my friend, who died this year. In fact, the day was dedicated to them which touched my heart.
Because of teaching sailing, going to the gym, sailing, riding and attending meetings, I haven't had much time to be as current on blogs as I would like. I sometimes think that my heart isn't in this anymore because I stay so incredibly busy. It's not the running type of busy that I once did, but I am passionately enjoying just about everything that I do. However, I have to say that I will be glad when I have a few less things on my plate. I am juggling a lot of stuff here lately. And I prefer to have less scheduled activities and more free time. I know that I am not going to volunteer for any more things to do in the immediate future!
Once again, it appears that the days are slipping past so quickly. I wish that they would slow down. Today we have been putting together another green house for all the plants that will have to come inside before cold weather hits. With temperatures still in the 80's, I don't know when we will have a cold snap, but I don't want some of the beautiful plants to die. And the garden is still in a state of disarray, but I do have the fall plants that I hope to get in one day this week. I have been saying that now for two weeks!
I am going to my cousin's memorial service in Virginia in another month. I am not looking forward to going, largely because he has been dead since June 2013 and having a service now seems a bit late. I feel badly that he did not have an obituary so few people even knew that he died. But I will make the drive up there because I think it is the right thing to do. I suppose this will be more of a celebration of his life which is good. I hope that his wife will manage to stay sober because she has been drinking quite a bit since he died. Her drunken phone calls to me were not ones that I liked, but I listened to her until I couldn't anymore and then said good-bye. I have few expectations for this. I will keep an open mind and see what happens.
I hope that you are enjoying some of the Fall weather where you are.