That’s what we all want isn’t it? Through all this mess that’s going on we’re all hoping for an end in sight. Although I’ve probably been inconvenienced as little as anyone during the shutdown, I was gratefully happy to have two events, far enough in the future, to look forward to.
I love our yearly family reunion! I’ve written about it here for years. We call it the ‘cousin’s reunion’ and we often speak of how proud our grandparents and would be that we began this and that our own parents' generations would be happy that we continue to get together.
We began this in 1984, the year after Nick and I married and we’ve had it every year since. That’s thirty-six years and for thirty-five of those years it’s been held at our house. Nick loves it because it’s the one time of year he knows I’ll clean. One cousin brings the food for our Saturday night dinner and I do Sunday lunch.
But after much discussion and thought, we’ve called it off for this year. Our children’s generation haven’t bought into this in a big way so most of those who do attend are over sixty and one aunt who still comes is in her early nineties. They come from all over, their worry is not only about the travel but also staying in a hotel. I hate it, but I just don’t think it’s a good idea to have it. Hopefully we’ll pick up where we left off next year.
With that decision I only had one big event on my calendar – my niece's wedding at the end of September. I was really looking forward to that since Mollie is the maid-of-honor. I went with her to get her dress and she is going to be beautiful!
But the day after we decided to cancel the reunion my sister called to tell me they’ve decided to postpone the wedding for a year. Part of the reason is that the groom working in Japan – at a well-paying job that he loves. If he comes home he would have to quarantine for two weeks here and then two weeks there, when he goes back. Being out of work for four weeks would cause him to lose his job. What a mess! So that’s marked off my ‘to look forward’ calendar also.
Lest you think I have nothing to look forward to, I’m thrilled to announce that I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Friday. As Leslie Jordan would say …