Tomorrow begins a month of family and parties that we have been anticipating for a long time. It seemed like tomorrow was a long way off but suddenly it's here!
It begins with Tiffany, her husband Ed and our precious dumpling, KC arriving from Illinois in early afternoon. In the evening I am having a potluck here with several elementary and high school friends. We will all be celebrating our 60th birthday together. Am I really going to be 60 in a few days? 40 wasn't so much a milestone, 50 went by without too much to-do but 60 feels important. I feel like I'm truly leaving girlhood behind. I'm a grown-up now! Maybe. I've dug up my high school yearbooks so we can all look at them again. I've reread many end-of-year comments friends wrote in my yearbooks and it sounds like they were writing to somebody else. Who was I back then anyway?
I didn't mean to have the party on the same day that Tif and her family arrives but there wasn't a choice. This was the day all the childhood buddies could make.
On Tuesday, our son Jon and his Sarah will arrive and next Saturday will be another potluck with all my cousins, aunts and uncle on my mother's side. The Saturday after that will be a potluck with Art's relatives.
In between all that is a FULL schedule of meeting other friends and relatives to show off our children and grandchild. I know it will all fly by so I'm hoping to savor this special time as much as I can. Please forgive me if I'm not able to visit you all very much in the coming days.
It'll all be over much too soon.