Surprisingly I woke up really early this morning. Kind of rare for a day off, but the sun was streaming in my window and I could hear the birds singing. And I'm not normally a "morning person".
Once I had my first cup of coffee poured I knew how I should start my day. I dumped the coffee in a travel mug and drove across town to the cemetary. It was a beautiful morning. I spent more than an hour walking around, visiting the graves of family and friends, pulling weeds and brushing away grass clippings.
It was so peaceful. A little "me time". There were several other people around, doing the same thing. Nobody talked, just a smile, nod or wave.
I came home in a great mood and made some waffles for Mom with blueberries and fresh strawberries. There were lots of Canada Day festivities downtown but Mom wasn't in a good frame of mind for crowds, so Auntie went out and I stayed here with Mom. We spend some time out on the back deck - me in the sun and her in the shade. I was surprised she didn't fuss or get restless. Seemed like the stars were aligned for a good day for me.
BBQ for supper. There is something about summer holidays and bbq hot dogs that go hand in hand. We ended the day by watching the fireworks from the back deck.
A perfect Canada Day!