*Paul and I spent the morning sitting in the backyard enjoying the Solar Eclipse. I am very thankful to the Kellogg Public Library for providing glasses to view the eclipse. I am not disappointed it didn’t get darker. I liked the experience for what it was. I enjoyed seeing the shadows change in the backyard, and the temperature lower. I enjoyed seeing the moon pass in front of the sun, and how it changed every ten minutes or so. I was curious why, when I took a photograph that the bright sun was in the sky, but the position of the eclipse was much smaller and kept moving in the sky, and opposite of what I saw through my special glasses.
*This is my favorite photo I took of the solar eclipse.
*When a parent dies, there are tasks that need completed, and I took care of some of those today. Mom had a retirement account through PERSI, and I called and notified them of her death, and got the process in motion for her condolence package to be sent to us. I called and canceled her local newspaper. She will receive a small refund. I called her landline provider, Frontier. Since no one but Mom is on the account, a formal letter needs to be faxed requesting her landline be discontinued. I set up an appointment with someone at her bank to go over her bank accounts. It does simplify matters that I am a signer on her accounts. But with each task I start and complete, each time I have to say “My mother passed away”, the repetition of those words make the reality more pronounced. Intellectually I know she is dead. But the acceptance is still a process.
*My friend Carolyn and used to have breakfast on a fairly regular basis. But we have not been able to get together for some time. We finally have a lunch date set for Thursday. It will be good to finally get together and catch up.
*A few weeks ago my wonderful friend Amy gave me a basket with bubble bath and a candle, and instructions on taking some time to take a nice relaxing bath. Today, I took advantage of the wonderful gift, and took a nice relaxing bath. It was just what I needed.
*It was good talking to Coco this evening, and she sounded good, and had a good day, and, again, I hope she has a good week.
*Paul grilled some vegetables from the garden, and some tuna steaks, and we enjoyed a nice meal on the patio. What a beautiful evening.