Tuesday will be three weeks since my Opa (Grandfather) passed away. Todd and I were lucky enough to fly up to Buffalo NY last weekend to be with my family. Opa did not want a church funeral, he was cremated and we all met at Reinsteins Nature Preserve, where he volunteered for 10+ years for a Life Celebration. Because we were trying to keep costs down, we flew out of Charlotte NC, about 3.5hours from home. Our flight was at 6:15 am, so it was an interesting night! The flight left late and therefore landed late, giving us 6 minutes to trek across Washington Dulles airport, form Concourse A3 to D16...it involved numerous escalators and a subway train. Needless to say, we missed the flight. We were able to get on another flight 4 hours later, which of course left from Concourse A5! The point of this story is, on our way to D16 we saw "Hudson Bookstore" and "Hudson News", but there was no time for pictures! Since we had 4 hours to kill, and the "bookstore" was right next to our new concourse we stopped in to explore. It also worked out because we got to be bad and eat Five Guys for breakfast...I behaved and did NOT get a beer as well!
|He even has recommendations!|
|Why the hell isn't he paying rent!!|
Thankfully the time at the airport went by quickly, we paid $5.99 for two hours of wi-fi and watched Scrubs on my laptop. We were able to make it to Buffalo in time for the Life Celebration, and had a wonderful time visiting family I haven't seen in years. It was amazing seeing how many people not only knew Opa, but were impacted by his life. It was truly special being there, and honoring his life.
I am most shocked that Hudson behaved for my Mom while we were gone! He was saving his energy for when we got home. I still don't know how he did this, but above our bed is a Buddha paper lantern light that hangs down...a few days after we got home, we heard a crash, and the light was dangling about a few inches above my pillow!
|He plopped down here and tried to look innocent.|
|This cat is trouble!|
If I don't win, all is well. I have found the man I can be myself at all times and want to share my life with, and nothing will change that :)
|At Disney, waiting to see the Philharmagic Show|