A Great Weekend 10-7-12
We received two wonderful gifts lately. My Mom brought over a carved bear about 2 feet tall or so. It is painted like a Panda. It is very cute with big eyes and a huge smile. My Mom actually had it specially made for us. She also had one made for my friend who made a flower garden in honor of Kathryn and wanted a Panda to go in it. Her Panda is a bit smaller but that is the perfect size for her garden.
The second gift is a painting of Kathryn. Scott’s friend who we stopped by to see while on our road trip in April painted it. He has Parkinson’s and took up painting about 2 or 3 years ago. This was his first portrait ever. He only had a small picture to go by and it turned out great. I feel very special to have a painting made by him.
On Thursday I played racket ball for the very first time in my life. I did ok. We played for an hour and I sure felt it the next day. My knees hurt and my elbow hurt. But I tell you, I had a great time. And then I went for a walk run with my friend from school. We did about 2.5 miles. I hurt so bad that night. I sat in the hot tub and that really helped.
Here’s the best part. Richard and Bee came down Friday night. We had a nice dinner together. Then Saturday I tutored for an hour in the morning and then all four of us went to the LeMay Car Museum. Lots of nice cars. Then we went to our neighbor’s Chinese restaurant for dinner. Our neighbor always buys the drinks when we go there. She is a sweet lady. On Sunday we had a terrific pancake breakfast. Then we went to the apple press street fair in Steilacoom. Richard, Bee and I went to this. We took Princess too. After, we went to the beach at Chambers Bay. There we found some really cool things on the beach. Then Richard and Bee made sushi for all of us for dinner. It was delicious.
It was a wonderful weekend with Team Bradley all together. I count Richard’s girlfriend Bee as part of the team. She has been there for us through everything and I hope that she is with us forever.
Oh, I helped Richard grade papers, as he is a grader for two professors at Western. Bee recorded the papers and she said, “Carol, did you notice the name on one of the papers you graded?” No I didn’t notice. There was a Kathryn Elizabeth only spelled differently. Katheryn Elisabeth. Another reminder of Kathryn and Elizabeth.
I’m watching the Long Island Medium. This show just gives me such hope and faith. It really helps me believe that my little girl is watching over us. It makes me believe that she is ok. Some day I hope to hear from Kathryn. I don’t think it is crazy to hope for this after watching this show. I think I don’t connect because my mind is always so busy. The book I was reading and it was mentioned on this show before too that you need to meditate or open your mind. Your mind needs to be free of distractions. I can’t even pray without my mind wondering. My mind has always been busy. I can’t read a book without a wondering mind. When I listen to music I hardly hear the words because my mind is going to different places. I have to take pills to stop my mind so I can sleep. I will have to practice meditating to ever be able to connect with Kathryn.
I didn’t mention that our cat Dude went missing on Kathryn’s 8th month anniversary of her passing. So, on October 2nd Dude didn’t come home. He has yet to come home. I’m still hoping that he will come home. You know how cats can go for days and then show up hungry and tired. I hope he comes home soon.
Once again it was a fabulous weekend!