Clouds rolled in last night, and it looks like they are going to stay for a few days. It’s a relief, since it was 90 in the shade yesterday, of which there’s not much in my driveway where the boat is. We are trying really hard to get it cleaned up on the outside before it goes in to have the bottom painted in about a week.
Dan got the new shower sump box installed yesterday. What a job. He’s a big man, working in a small space on the floor of the cabin of the boat. There are a few other things we need to do before the bottom gets painted. Hopefully when it gets back from painting, we will be able to get it in the water, finally. As it is, we are paying slip fees for 6 weeks with no boat in the slip.
We’re going to make Dan’s mom a Mother’s Day dinner tomorrow afternoon. She’s 91, and still quite mentally spry, despite a few physical health issues. I wish I’d lived close enough to my own mom to celebrate Mother’s Day with her. I always sent her flowers for Mother’s day, spring flowers usually, like tulips or something. I feel fortunate to know that she is still with me. I feel her love as strongly now as I ever did, and I’m sure she knows, as well, how much I love her. I have always prayed, in my own role as a mother, that I wouldn’t leave this life before my son no longer needs me. My mother too, did all she could to make her daughters independent, all the while keeping a soft place to land for us. While I know my trials and tribulations with my ex pained her, and worried her, she never interfered, but only offered me support when I asked for it. She knew I needed to work through them, and see for myself what I needed to do. She taught me by example, and I am blessed to have had her. I am happy that she got to see me get through that, and see me buy my beautiful home up north, and visit me in it. I wish that she was here to meet Dan, because I know that she would be so happy that I found such a wonderful man to share my life with. Well, actually, I believe she knows, lol. In fact, she may have had a hand in helping me to manifest him in my life!
Well off to get a little bit of work done before I collapse. I’ve been waking up sore and tired every day, but with a couple cups of coffee under my belt, I am managing to get the work done, a little at a time, as well as keep up with groceries, laundry, housework, etc.
Love and light to all, and happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.