I want to again thank everyone who have emailed me over the past few days with your condolences and prayers for Joe's passing. You all have been such a comfort to me, and your thoughts and prayers have been passed along to his family.
The funeral service yesterday at the Church was so beautiful. It started thundering and raining just as the casket was brought in the Church. Father said that when he was a kid and was scared of the thunder, that the nuns told him not to be scared, that it was just the angels bowling in heaven! (Later I told him that it was really Joe's reaction to finding out we had closed the company for the day!) The reception after had over 100 people there. All in all, everything was as perfect as it could be. This weekend will be spent resting and making order out of my house. I've barely been here for the last three weeks. Please continue to keep Joe's wife in your prayers. They were married for almost 49 years, and I know this period of adjustment to being alone will be difficult for her.
I need to get back to sewing a bit, and I hope to do that maybe tomorrow. I have one or two things that I would like to finish up just to get them off my sewing table. I'm really not going to push myself much. Things will get done when they get done.
Penny is being real clingy now. Bless her heart, she's been alone for what must seem years to her. I think some quality puppy time is in order! And putting away that stack of books next to the sofa that I started organizing!
Belly rubs make her yawn!