Well I had a post drafted, before the road trip, then the road trip changed, J went solo from northern Indiana to visit his family near Cleveland. I rode with family to Michigan for Pete's funeral and flew home from Detroit.
What have I been up to, work, family, friends.
What next? Finish unpacking the kitchen, figure out where things go, and bake my holiday fruitcake.
Who deserves an atta boy? The Hotel Elkhart, I made reservations - non-refundable reservations, for the wrong weekend. I called, they changed it, and adjusted the price, refunding a dollar.
Also an atta boy, for Lisa the Delta gate agent in Detroit. The plane had mechanical issues, and we had to change planes and reboard, and she was so supportive, kind and efficient. Arrived home about 1:00 AM on Tuesday.
No slaps this week. Forgive and move on.
What was the most amazing thing I have seen this week? Downtown Lexington has really bloomed in the past 25 years.
What made me laugh? A line in an obituary. Apparently the phrase "avid horticulturalist" in an obituary, is shorthand for pot grower.
What was the highlight of the week? A comment from someone at the training I presented last Thursday, that in 45 years as a lawyer, it was the best ethics presentation he had ever heard. I have presented training on Capacity and Legal Ethics about 10 times this year. Sometimes it really works. Someone else commented that I was the first person that made clear the difference between competence and capacity in legal terms.
Who have I seen? J - my sweet bear, Kelly, Bob, Jennifer - her sweetie J, my nephews, Nephew#1's wife Emily (first time I have met her), my late brother-in-laws two brothers, Carol and Frank who I haven't seen in 45 years.
What was the best hotel of the trip? By far, the Hotel Elkhart - it is a restored main street hotel from 100 years ago, now a Hilton property. The room was amazing, large and comfortable.
Who do I quote for the week? My late brother-in-law, "no stinken thinken," and that is just how he would say it. Bad thinking leads to bad actions. Look for the good in the world, and live life while it lasts.