Time to Relax

It has been a busy and extremely emotional couple of weeks since my Sister in Law passed away.

We pulled photos together and with the help of my son created a DVD with 75 photos and music that for some reason failed to play correctly at the service for her this past Saturday. Glad we made copies for the family and those unable to attend and that the pastor played it in the sanctuary over and over while we gathered outside to take time to visit those who came. We had friends and family come back to our house to visit and had a nice buffet for them as well.

This morning a couple of friends met us at my Sister in Laws place to take her cats to a shelter to be adopted. Her friend invited us for a boat ride and lunch. I have never been on a ski boat and did well considering my neck problems and vertigo that I deal with from time to time. We had so much fun and a nice lunch as well. What a wonderful way to unwind and spend time.

As I sit here and type this, I keep realizing just how much I miss her and how I miss her voice. I have three voicemails on my cell phone that I listen to every few days.
Fantastic capture, Darlene. Glad to see you back. Fav.
posted May 17th, 2016  
An absolutely fabulous picture of the wake from the boat. Glad you had a chance to unwind because it sounds like you did a lot of work even after her passing.
posted May 17th, 2016  
Great shot. We will continue to remember you in prayer as you now have to make these adjustments in life
posted May 17th, 2016  
Love your pov. Beautiful shot.
posted May 17th, 2016  
Great pov, a lovely shot. Nice to be able to relax after a stressful time
posted May 17th, 2016  
@grammyn Thank you so very much, Katy. It was so nice to have this offer to relax. It has been extremely hectic and more to come. Her 13 year old graduates in June and then he and her friend move out of town. I imagine we may be involved with charity for things in her place and the sale of it as well. So tired that I fell asleep watching tv this morning and now my Mom had fallen twice at home, down the few stairs inside her house and once in her bedroom. I do not speak at all to my sister whom lives close by so have to keep in touch with my Mom. Getting things ready to go there for a few days or week. Will see what her Dr says hopefully this afternoon. Praying for her and calling her every day now. Very concerned. Take care.
posted May 17th, 2016  
@bkbinthecity Thank you so very much, Brian and Melody. It has been very difficult. Still more to do and now my Mom has fallen a couple of times at home and waiting to get test results and she will hear from her Dr hopefully this afternoon. I am packing up things I will need in case I have to leave here quickly. My sister lives close to her but we do not speak at all so I have to keep in touch with my Mom and she is ok, just very careful. Overwhelmed at the moment.
posted May 17th, 2016  
@mittens Thank you so very much Marilyn. I always appreciate your comments.
posted May 17th, 2016  
@carolmw Thank you so much, Carol. It was a much needed day, well after dropping off her cats. Hard to do but could not find them a home and could not take them as we have cats already and way too much on our plate so to speak. I hope Rosie is doing well. Have not seen a post in a while.
posted May 17th, 2016  
What a nice way to finally relax and enjoy this gorgeous time out on the water. you had a hectic time with all the preparations for the funeral and now you might to be ready to see after your mom for awhile. the picture is gorgeous. love the wake behind the boat. fav.
posted May 18th, 2016  
@bruni It was really nice, Bruni. It was a long 6 months and in the end preparations for her service was a lot as well. I need to get to the Bay Area to see my Mom and spend time with her. I feel so badly and hope she will be ok. Thank you as always for your wonderful comments, Bruni and the fav as well.
posted May 18th, 2016  
Thank you for the story, You so nice and frank. I could not do this but appreciate it from others if they do. It`s good to have nice memories of the funeral. Hope you find strenght and courage to go on .
posted May 18th, 2016  
I am so glad you have been able to relax and have a bit of fun after such a terribly sad time.
Nice pov, I feel like I'm there.
posted May 19th, 2016  
@pyrrhula Thank you for your comments, Ferry. We are moving on so to speak. Cleaned out more of her place yesterday. She loved perfume and incense so much has a strong smell. Airing out what we have been bringing home as we need to. Death is a strange thing and a sad one too. One day at a time.
posted May 22nd, 2016  
@dianeburns Thank you so very much, Diane. It was nice to just have fun. It had been too long. Each day is a new day and a different day. Not sure we need to go back again. I believe the rest of things are her place will be sorted, as far as minimal paperwork and then off to charity and some into the garbage. Makes me want to sort our home out as well so our son would not have to do the same thing and to get my paper photos onto my computer.
posted May 22nd, 2016  
Nice image. Sorry to hear about your sister in law.
posted May 23rd, 2016  
So nice of your friends to offer this refreshing outing for you in your sad time!
posted May 23rd, 2016  
@sharritta Thank you so very much, Sharon. I appreciate it.
posted May 23rd, 2016  
@maggiemae This was such a nice treat, Maggiemae. He and his girlfriend are such wonderful people.
posted May 23rd, 2016  
What a perfect looking day!
posted May 24th, 2016  
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