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Monday, October 16, 2017


Thank you for all your good wishes for Sam. He was happier on Friday

see that pointer finger? he has it ready all the time - pointing is his "thing"! (and apparently it's contagious - I noticed my right hand did the same thing on Saturday)
and by yesterday, pretty much back to 100%. I certainly had fun spending all that 1:1 time with him (that was a first since my last Thursday with Sam ... back in April), but whoa, I was tired Friday night!

Saturday would've been our dad's 80th birthday. My brother had the wonderful idea to visit the Tech campus in his memory. My sister was headed to Florida to spend the weekend with our mom (good thing Tech is on the way), so we met up early. Saturday morning at 7:45 on a college campus is perfect for enjoying some quiet time!

nephew Andrew, me, brother Steve, sister Karen, sister-in-law Lydia
The rest of the weekend was quiet. I opened a special bottle of Sonoma County Pinot Noir Saturday evening - in honor of my dad who loved Pinot and my mom who grew up in Sonoma County. I have many happy memories of visiting my grandparents in Santa Rosa. The images and stories coming from there now are heartbreaking. I'm glad that buying (and drinking) wine helps!

...and did my usual stuff yesterday. an early run. church. knitting. a little TV with Marc (football, baseball, golf). and very early to bed.

Looking forward to a quiet week. and nice October weather!

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Blogger Bonny said...

That sounds like a lovely, gentle weekend -- the very best kind! Georgia Tech and wine are the perfect way to commemorate your father's birthday.

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Kym said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your dad's birthday! Perfect, Mary. Just perfect. XO

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

Ellis is a finger pointer too. Maybe we should all stock up on Sonaoma and Santa Rose wines in a show of support. We were sad to watch a favorite hotel burn to the ground on the news. Have a great week.

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

What a perfect weekend - memories and loved ones (and wine)! And, that pointer finger! I love it, Genevieve does the same thing!

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Anonymous Patty said...

What a great way to celebrate and honor your dad. So happy to see Sam this morning! He's adorable!

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Carole said...

I love the ways you chose to celebrate and honor your dad's birthday. So glad Sam is feeling better!

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Gin's a pointer! So funny. What a great picture of all of you, and what a great way to celebrate your dad.

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

May your week be as beautiful and as quiet as you'd like. Your family picture is perfect. Wouldn't your dad be pleased.

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

I'm glad we have a place close by to "visit" and remember Roy.

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Vera said...

What a great way to celebrate and remember your Dad. And the pointer finger - too funny!!

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger Penny said...

Lovely ways to remember your dad. And that little pointer finger is just the cutest!

Monday, 16 October, 2017  
Blogger karen said...

Your dad sounds lovely and how nice to remember him. I go shopping on my mom's birthday, death day, and my birthday all in celebration of who she was!! (yes there is yarn buying involved.)

Love that last photo!

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017  

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