Last Monday through Thursday was the 'same as always' - blah blah blah, but after months of trying to talk Jimi in to going to Chicago for Tom and Tracy's wedding, just five days before the wedding, he gave in. I was ecstatic and so were the Chicago clan.
We left Friday morning for the 16 hour drive stopping in Davenport to sleep overnight and finally arriving at Jeff's house at noon on Saturday. It was rush rush and we were thrown in to help with preparations. The wedding was at 5:30 in the evening, small, but perfect; I'm so happy for Tom and Tracy. Another great surprise was that Jimi's father came. This is the first time in 25 years Dad (Ron), Jeff, and Jimi have been together. It was so great. With Karen, Bob, Michelle, Tom, Tracy, Tommy Jr, and myself, the entire Nicolaus family was together. It was really neat. We failed to get a full family picture, because so much was going on; however, we did get a four generation picture and a proud picture of Dad and his boys. It was a night we will never forget and always cherish.
We headed home Sunday morning stopping to spend the night at my mom and dads and then finishing our journey to Longmont on Monday. It was a really fast trip, but so worth it.
These past few days have been back to the ole' blah, blah, blah - ha ha. It's really just work and no play. I've painted everyday producing some worthy canvases and some not so worthy canvases - the practice continues. Jimi spends all his time studying anything and everything he can regarding sailing. Jimi lowered the price of the house by 5k and the showings came to a halt. Weird - huh? I think I've said it before, we are in a rut. It's so hard to stay optimistic in our situation. I think we both simply try to stay as busy as possible.
That's all for now. We hope all is well with you.
Lorie & Jimi