Today would have been our 24th anniversary

Our wedding day was unseasonably hot and the area was in a dry spell. June 4th is normally around 77°F for the high. I think we hit 94°F that day and we had an outdoor wedding. Despite people almost passing out from the heat and my brother Robert arriving with a very painful sunburn, it was a perfect day.

Today went better than I thought it would. Reading everyone’s comments before heading to work helped so much. Last night was actually tougher. Thank you everyone for thinking of me!

I left work at 4:30 (I was in at 6:15 this morning) and went to the cemetery to visit Lucy. The cemetery failed to have flowers placed for her today. I filled the paperwork out in late April, so they had their requisite one week advance notice. No flowers. Cub Foods is about two miles away, so I went there and picked up a nice summer arrangement. Lucy enjoyed monarch butterflies in our backyard, so finding this bouquet was perfect. One of my (numerous) quirks is when I would get flowers for Lucy, I ensured that at least part of the arrangement was something we did not have in our gardens. The Gerber daisies fit that criterion. I sent a fax to the cemetery asking what happened and insisting on a refund.

It’s about 6:20 pm CDT as I write this, which is the earliest I have managed a posting since I started work (at least on a weekday). Thank you again for thinking of me today! I wish I could adequately express how much it helps.

anniversary bouquet

The last minute bouquet from Cub Foods (the monarch is a decoration, not a real one).

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