Clearly, I am not yet in the habit of writing and posting on a regular basis. I'll keep trying but I'm not making any promises.
So it's Monday already and I'm wondering what happened to the weekend. It really flew past. Along with the usual Monday blues, I'm also super sleepy today. Might have something to do with having my sleep rudely disrupted early this morning when Tom kicked me.
Every now and again, Tom dreams that he's fighting or something and starts thrashing around in bed. Usually I wake up in time to prevent injury, but not this time. Naturally I yelled at him for kicking me and he said, "What did you do?" me: "What?" him: "What did you do to make me kick you?"
Of course, he didn't remember any of this when I asked him about it this morning. At the time, I was mad, but now I think it's pretty funny.
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It was quite chilly and windy this weekend. March coming in like a lion. Saturday wasn't as cold and windy as Sunday, but there wasn't much sunshine so it felt colder than it was. At least to me. I took my long walk late in the morning and did sort of a big, wide loop and it totaled 8.59 miles. I was surprised, especially since I felt pretty good the whole time. After a shower and lunch it hit me though. Whew. My whole body was tuckered out.
On Sunday I spent a couple of hours at a picnic at Fox Lake. Not the most ideal weather for a picnic, but the date was special because it would have been Mimi's 42nd birthday. My childhood best friend was murdered almost two months ago. It still doesn't seem real. There was a memorial service at the end of January, but Donnie and Pat (father and step-mother) wanted to do something more welcoming and casual for family and friends.
While I couldn't be more sad about the reason for the get together, I really did enjoy seeing Mimi's family again. I grew up with her family and hadn't seen or talked to anyone in years. Joy rode with me and Jo was already there when we arrived. From what I could tell, the group was mostly family members, but a few other friends were there as well. Though the focus was more on Mimi's life, there was some talk of her death. Her cremains were buried at Oak Lawn so she has a final resting place where we can all "visit" her if we want.
I don't personally think one needs to be at a burial site in order to "be with" someone. I think you can do that anywhere, anytime. But some people need a "place" to go to and I can understand that.