First off, I wanted to say how extremely humbled I am to have had such an outpouring of support for my big brother, Larry. You have all touched my heart and know how grateful I am.
We spoke tonight and he is in great spirits.
Good for him.
I know that having a good attitude is something we all strive for in our daily lives, and it's easy when things are going our way, but it is so important to try to maintain that positiveness in the trying times.
As I suspected, the hardest part has been telling his children.
I knew it would be.
And that is something, if any of you have friends or Heaven forbid, family that is going or will go through something like this, remember, it's not always for themselves that they are saddened.
Let them know that you understand that that part is most difficult...
What's better to end a week-end that's so full of the unknowns- Gracie & George's first flights, and Larry's news, than to retreat into the "knowns" - watching one of my most favorite films,
My favorite movies are "romantic-comedies" (which is redundant - romance is comedic - or should be.)
Anyway, this movie has it all - Irish brogues, 40's & 50's music, dogs, bicycles with baskets, flowers , gorillas, and love at all ages. Love for friends, for family, for each other and for animals. Love, love, love this movie. Old men, old women, young kids and Bonnie Hunt.
I like Bonnie Hunt. It never seems to me she's acting - just being herself - no matter what I've seen her in.
Anyway, Mr. B made BBQ ribs, I baked brownies, and we had a quiet, relaxing Sunday with our 3 loves, Braxton, Lulu & Bones, Grandma's cat. (Grandma's in San Diego with Mr. B 2.0)
Gracie and MammaSweetieBird have been making their way in the 2 yards today - Gracie is the only one who seems to feel the string of lights is her comfort zone -she lands and perches many times during the day.
Oh, she also loves to sit on the grapes - and she's so tiny, the grapes don't even mind.
We think Georgie's on his mission - yep, to spread the 'good word' and to find a honey of his own.
Who knows, maybe this time next year we'll have great-grand birdies!
Next week-end we are going on a 'road-trip' - me & Mr. B.
We love road-trips!
Driving to Morrison, Colorado to see the kiddos and the grands. DammitAndy's new house with Barb...our senior in Hight School, beautiful Alyssa and our precocious and pretty Emily, who will be turning 8. We'll miss Brian, who is in college in Arizona. But we plan of having a GREAT time!
So, have a great Monday, watch a great movie, hug a great person or furry friend, which I guess could be a man, and hopefully not a woman, (but far be it from me to judge...)
...and be grateful for very day you get to get up smile, and work and love...