StNeotser - Yes, as Tweety said, it is difficult watching our parents decline (as I've shared here with regards to my father). I bet that you're more of a help to your parents than you realize. Just being a loving, caring "child" goes a very long way. In the meanwhile, enjoy your trip to England and that area. Hope you'll post pictures of your travels!
Tweety - It's very frustrating when nurses, especially good nurses, suddenly quit. Blech! Seems like you had a nice evening out despite recent changes.
Did not return from the wedding and wedding banquet until 1:00 AM this morning!! (I'm wide awake, at present, probably due to all of the diet Coke that I drank! LOL!) Now. . . I've probably attended about a billion weddings, and played during the ceremonies for half of them. No exaggerating! (LOL!) The wedding that we attended to last night was one of the sweetest (second to my own, of course). The two gentleman that got married have been together for about 15 years already. Amy and I have known "R" the longest. He is a bit of a dark soul with a "troubled history" to his life. To hear him say his vows to his husband seemed very sincere and -- well -- sweet. The hymns and readings that they picked exemplified the love and commitment towards each other. The healing that has taken place in our good friend, "R", to even consent to participate in a religious ceremony involving commitment is truly remarkable and heart-warming. Knowing that these past 15 years for our two friends have not been easy for them, makes attending this wedding ceremony an honor and delight. And the wedding banquet afterwards?!?!? WOW! What a celebration! LOTS of food, lots of good music and lots of dancing! It was a good night!
Today?!? I work tonight. I also work tomorrow night. Then, I'm off for two nights. Then I'm back on for two more nights, THEN, starting next Friday, Amy and I begin our LONGER vacation, including our trip to Italy! We're counting the days! LOL!
The colors are beginning to come out this fall season. LOVE the Colors of Fall. About three or four years ago, I composed (another) orchestral art-song and named it, "Fall in Mid-October". I deliberately set to compose this piece in 7/4 time. (I enjoy writing in "odd" time signatures. Pun intended!) At the end of this post is a link to this music. Hope you enjoy.
In the meanwhile, I hope all who travel here today have a pleasant day! Peace, folks!