Ammy and Papa, June 2008I've got to scoot and skaddle - that's been July's theme so far, but I'll take it over June's malaise anyday - but first, some birthday wishes.
My Dad 'retired' early from his job a few years ago, leaving him bored and with nothing to do all the day long.
I feel for him. We lean on him hard, all the womenfolk in the family. He's carried the weight of my Grandma's demands, and they are not light. I know how that feels, that sense that others see you as available because you no longer collect a check. Available to do for them. Some of us moms can relate.
(He's working for a bit now, took a contract for a few weeks. It will probably feel like vacation.)
So, I hope you take it easy tonight, soak up the sun and enjoy that parade. We will see you Saturday, but our hearts are with you now.