I came back to prepare for an afternoon run and while driving up to the house, I was thinking I needed some grub, and what did I discover upon entering the house but the incomparable Barbara "Maw" Reckard whipping up a healthy, hearty pot of curry chicken soup. It was delicious and the perfect pre-run meal. Sharing the soup with the ever-entertaining Maw makes it the perfect bowl of soup. The run starting at the St. Marys marina felt great.
This Memorial/Alumni weekend will once again be, as it always is, a mix of emotions. Kak and JB's pup Shadow is ailing and it's always so hard to watch our furry friends wrestle with health challenges. Then there is the main reason I shifted my time off to cover this weekend: on Sunday, we will be attending a celebration of life for my Uncle Albert and cousin Albert Wayne who recently passed away within weeks of each other.
In the meantime, it is always hugely gratifying to spend time with my bestie Kristy, Kak and JB and reunite with loved ones I haven't seen in a long time. Hopefully, one of these will be the Divine Ms. Dot, as it wouldn't be a trip home if she and I didn't get one prom picture in like this one from the last visit.
For now, its just good to be home.