The last 2 days have been peaceful and sad. Vermilion with my sisters, mornings with lingering conversation, good coffee, great food (all day!), afternoon at the local farms buying fresh, delicious, yuummmmy produce and driving through great views of countryside and farmland. shopping in vermilion in thunderstorms. finding a large metal turtle that I want so bad. price is wrong for me. but....hmmmm... talking with an owner of a new and very interesting gallery. wine accompanied with much silliness while cooking dinner. a walk to the beach. collecting beach glass as the sun sets. feeling emotion about dad... memories. sad he can't walk the beach any more, walk in the woods, all the gifts he shared he can't be a part of.
an afternoon of collecting beach glass. maureen is 10 years old, soon to be 11. she found a giant blue piece of beach glass.
stop to visit mom and dad at the nursing home. sadness upon leaving. dad changes almost every time i see him.