A short one, anyway. Today I am going out to my cousin's house in Lansing to visit with my aunt and uncle. They are up from Texas and are going home soon. I saw them last weekend when they came out to my house for a quick visit. We're hoping to spend the day there.
I am looking forward to and dreading it all at the same time. My husband was so much better at keeping in touch with family and friends than I am. That sounds strange because a lot of people usually think the wife is better at those things. I was better at names, birthdays, Christmas cards and he was better at,"Hey have you called Linda recently? We should get together."
My cousin was one of the people that he was constantly asking me if I had contacted. He really liked her and her husband and would say that we should see them more. That it was almost a crime that my cousin lived so close and a year or so would go by without seeing them. We are surrounded by his family. Because I was a transplant from Wisconsin, my family is scattered-with the closest relatives still being in Wisconsin and spread out all the way to both coasts.
Visiting with people who knew him and loved him is always so tough. Going to the places that we always went to together hurts. I have now become an avid weekend hater...those were our times, which are now mostly empty times.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Well, a great today. I'll be posting tomorrow because NanoBloPoMo says so.