Summer's gone. That makes me very sad. This summer has gone by SO FAST.
Anyway. In July we headed out to NY for a family reunion and our wedding convalidation. A few days first in Atlantic City, where I managed to win 600 bucks on the slots....the very day we had a 600 dollar car repair. Overall, we had a fun couple of days.
Then up to NY....stopping to visit an internet friend I'd never met in person. Had a great visit, and felt so glad to have made the stop.....hard to explain. But it was good.
Toodled around Long Island for a few days, even driving out to the Hamptons, where I stalked the Barefoot Contessa and even got a pic of her house.
So...pix. Here's our ceremony:
This is my favorite. We all look so happy. And I have concluded that I just look really huge in pictures. I mean, I know I'm a big person, but I do NOT photograph well. The priest is my dad's cousin (so is my cousin once removed) and my grandparents were married in this very church.
Here's a nice family shot with my parents and my sister and her boyfriend:
This cracks me up....my parents were in Russia and bought Steve a hat as a souvenir.
What else? Week before last I fired my assistant. THAT was something I don't want to deal with again any time soon. It was the right t hing for the organization, blah blah, but no fun.
Steve is going to RCIA with me.....not sure if he's going to convert or not, but I like that he's going with me. Many who know my would probably wonder what the HECK I am doing becoming Catholic, but it just seems right. It's bringing me some peace, some ease. And I guess that's what it's all about. I am not now nor will I ever fall in lock step with church policy on many things. And maybe it's just the priest of our parish, but the message I'm overwhelmingly getting is just about trying to move on and be a better person today than you were yesterday. And forgive YOURSELF for the times you fall short. I can sure use THAT, lemme tell ya.
Anyway. that's what's up.