Again, I'm really touched by all your good wishes and condolences. The funeral is this weekend and the good news is that I'll be seeing my brothers, my mom, and the rest of the family.
Yesterday was my husband's birthday. He didn't want a cake, but had asked for baked brie and a salad. In this house birthday wishes are honored. We took a picture of the baked brie and as soon as I figure out how to download the photos from the new camera, I'll post it and my recipe, if anyone is interested.
Monday, while I was working out on the elliptical at the gym, an older man came in and mounted the bike directly in front of me. He was dressed so spiffily: biking shorts, cross-training shoes, a biking shirt that had pockets for his water bottle, and IPod, state of the art exercise gloves, and the latest in sound-blocking ear phones. He was working hard and I thought it was so nice to see a man his age taking care of himself and his appearance until he took out his teeth and stuck the towel in his mouth. I fought the urge to laugh aloud and/or to yell, "EEEWWW"! So much for appearances.