Thursday, July 23, 2009

Go West Young Woman

Which could be sub-titled "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly".

Sunday be the day we pack up the family and head out. West, that is. I'm not so sure about swimming pools and movie stars but rumour has it that my brother is the proud owner of a new hot tub. Which is always a good thing, me thinks.

We are flying out to Manitoba to visit my brother for a few days, driving down to Osh Kosh for the world's best air show (or so I am told), back to my brother's for a day, then onwards to my hometown in Saskatchewan. Which, you could say, we will have fun, fun, fun until we get there. Because that is where we will bury my Mom's ashes next to Dad. Then back to my brother's for a bit before we return home. Two weeks in all, give or take a day or two.

Hence the subtitle.

So I'm really looking forward to some parts of it. And others, not so much.

Although I'm valiantly attempting to convince myself that this 'second funeral', so to speak, will be a good thing in that this one will be much less formal and will give us more of an opportunity to do some things we might have wanted to do the first time but didn't couldn't.

Like give any among us who might be so moved a chance to get up and speak, for example. Which both the Kit Kat and the Blue Jay plan to do. As does their mother. Still, not exactly something I'm looking forward to, if you know what I mean.

But a vacation (of sorts) is still a vacation, I suppose. No small feat these days. Especially for the family who never strays too far from home.

So wish us luck. Send us good vibes. And most importantly, keep us in your thoughts and prayers, please.

Oh yeah, don't forget to come back in a few weeks. Well, come back before then if you like. You never know when or where I may just drop a post. But we'll be back home the second week in August. Hope to see you here then.

Y'all come back now, ya hear?


Pogue said...

We'll be here...

Kris, in New England said...

Making new memories is what living life is all about. Enjoy everything - and honor your mom's memory by living it up in the best way you all can.

tam said...

Hey MMC - we scattered Dad's ashes last Thursday evening - at the exact time that he passed away. I'm a little bizarre, but I insisted. Anyway, it went really well. It was very moving, but very ... peaceful is the best word I can use to describe it.

I'll be thinking of you. I was hoping to see you - we'll be at the cottage for the next two weeks.

Maybe we'll get together when you get back?

Much love my friend.

tam xo

Anonymous said...

The Breakfast Club send out good vibes for a happy and safe trip.