Has been crazy. Work has finally gotten through the busy season and my life should be my own again soon.
Today was an appointment for cute summer hair. Then late lunch with the cousins. Because we are too old now to do dinners. It is now “Cousins’ Late Lunch” instead of “Cousins’ Night Out.” And found out that cousin Phil is going to be a grandpa again. So that makes 3 babies on the way in the cousin kids, with one wedding coming up soon as well. Not in the pic is Sister Carole and hubby John. I’m trying to learn this new little point-and-shoot and, I have to admit, I’m not getting along with this camera very well. I bought the updated version of a camera that I loved, a little Panasonic Lumix. Am not impressed with the quality of pics off this upgrade. Sometimes newer is not better. Shame the old one died, it was in my hands constantly for years. This is just not a good pic above. I’m really disappointed.
This evening, we did the Memorial Day run to the gravesites of the relatives. Put out some flowers and dusted off the name plates, that kind of thing. Carole had already been out on the same run before lunch above.
Last week, we had a quick trip up to Wichita and stayed with Dave, a Brit that used to work with John, and his wife Jan. Had a lovely time around their house and thank them very much for putting us up and putting up with us. What I should have taken a pic of is their garden, which is incredible.
We were there to attend this get-together so John could visit with the man on the left, “Nobby” -- one of his old supervisors from back in the U.K. Not everyone in this pic is a Brit, but most are. Nobby still lives over the pond, but …
Nobby’s son Derek (left) lives in Wichita with the gaggle of Brits who are there. In the background is Bob, another of the Brits, and John has known him for ages. He remembers going to “wet the baby’s head” when Bob’s first son was born (meaning a toast ‘round the pub in honor of the new dad and baby). Of course, that son has now graduated college this year! Time flies. Bob is married to Karen, who had this CUTE haircut …. and inspired my summer hair.
So I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Don’t forget that “Veterans” / Memorial Day is the theme for Haiku Thursday!