Despite Tessa and Chris delaying their big event for a year, they continue to carry out adapted wedding and pre-wedding events. We’re excitedly anticipating our family gathering on Sutton Island for their official union this September, particularly since all of our offspring have managed to get time off beyond the weekend. I’m sending hopeful prayers to the powers that be that no one gets sick before or after, that no new surges or added restrictions obstruct our plans, and that joy will outweigh worry during our congregating.
Moms don’t usually attend bachelorette parties, but I was invited as a surprise guest to one hour of Tessa’s daylong, Zoomed hilarity with her best pals. Everyone received boxes in the mail with paints, canvas, and brushes for a remote paint-and-sip event, along with raunchy, phallic party favors. I was a bit worried that our guided painting task would involve a penis, but it was just an autumn scene. Whew.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 355: 157 words, TOTAL = 58,285; 1,715 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.