Important side note: Today would have been my father in law's birthday z"l - of blessed memory 65th birthday. He was taken from us almost 8 years ago by Brain Cancer. Today my sister in law is going to/ran the 2010 Portland Brain Tumor Walk in his memory. How proud he would be of her and all she has done to raise awareness and money for both Leukemia & Lymphoma and Brain Cancer. We are all proud of her - she is truly inspiring. May his memory continue to be a blessing to all of us who knew and loved him, and to his granchildren - only two of whom got to meet him, but non truly got to know him.
Today was Shabbat - we had a lazy morning - but Puppy got ready in his Shabbat shorts, his black dress shoes (no socks), a button down shirt and the linnen jacket that he is supposed to wear for the wedding. He was a sight. So J took him and Bob and Bean who were all ready as well to shul, while Belle and I spent some quality time together.
We spent the afternoon playing buckeyballs, Rumikub and reading. Bubby, Mom, Aunt M and Mr. B came to hang out and play with us.
Mom stayed on for the afternoon and a while later J and A came. They are the lovely parents' of G - one of the Shlichim we had at our home for the summer. They brought great gifts for the kids, and we got to spend time getting to know them and hearing about G in ways we didn't get to see him over the summer.
It was a lovely quiet day! Tomorrow....we drive the coast!