I’m back in LA. I forgot to list my flight numbers. I went through Houston this time. It was a quick layover. The plane from Lincoln was small, so my seat was an aisle seat and a window seat. I seldom sit in window seats. The clouds were pretty.
When I got home I was so tired. I slept for a couple of hours. Then I had exercise scheduled. That made me feel a little better. And helped me sleep last night.
…and now back to our regularly scheduled school. I have a little ways to go yet. We’re not done until June 14.
Church yesterday morning was nice. The people in the congregation here are enthusiastic singers. I was especially excited to see they were doing the common cup at communion. It was my first common cup since before covid!
After church I napped, then headed to Tara’s Nebraska graduation party. It was a beautiful day for a party, and they did a great job of setting it up.
They have peonies in their yard. They were so beautiful!
Beth has bees. They were super fun to watch. Because it was humid, the bees did something called “bearding”, where they clear out the hive a little so that more air can circulate.
There was a balloon arch. I took a few pictures there. I was glad Tim had some clothes that I could wear so that I didn’t have to be in a suit. I didn’t have any other shoes though, so I just wore my dress shoes. We laughed a lot about them.
Yesterday was an adventure. I got up at 3am to head to the airport. My connection in Denver was a quick one, and I’d be to Lincoln by noon – plenty of time to get to the wedding.
But then there was a delay. And another delay. It was soon apparent that I was going to miss the wedding. But then I noticed someone who looked familiar at my same gate:
It was my friend Marie’s mom. Her dad was there too. They were in their way back from Hawaii, where they had been visiting Marie and Dave, and they were on my same flight! Ha! How crazy is that?
We sat and talked for a while, then headed down to the new gate number we were assigned.
After much waiting, we were on our way again. I texted my Seward peeps to tell them I’d be there for the reception. I sent them a “last picture” they could use at the funeral if I crashed. Perhaps this could be one of my funeral pictures no matter how I die. Friends, take note:
I did finally make it to the reception. It was fun to see everyone, but I was a little shell-shocked. It was a long day. And it’s weird jumping from one context to another. But the food was delicious and the speeches were funny. It was a great time.
After the dancing began, we siblings found ourselves all outside at the same time. We took the opportunity to take a sibling picture:
I’m not heading back to LA yet today. Tara is having a graduation party this evening, so I changed my return ticket to tomorrow morning.
I heard from the cat breeder yesterday. The kitten will be healed from his neuter and ready to go home on June 4. Woo hoo!
My only concern is that school won’t be done yet. I had imagined I would spend a few solid days with him when he first came home. Maybe I’ll take a personal day on June 5? I never do that. It would be weird. But a whole day with kitten? That would be awesome!
I’m flying to Nebraska today for my niece Anna’s wedding. It’s going to be a super quick trip… in today, out tomorrow.
United #1457 Depart LA 5am Arrive Denver 8:23am
United #4248 Depart Denver 9:40am Arrive Lincoln 12:03pm
Last night was the end-of-the-year sports banquet. When the school year started, I was able to attend a few of the games, but as the year went on and I got more unexpected responsibilities, I just couldn’t attend games any more. I was always working in my room after school.
But I did go to the banquet last night. It was good. Lots of nice words and applause and smiling. Plus, there was lasagna! 🙂
I pray that the next few weeks are 1) productive, 2) more than bearable, 3) fast and even perhaps joyful.
How nice that you got to see the clouds – an ‘aisle and window seat’ seems to be the best of all worlds!