The last week and a half I have had company. Two of my nieces, my daughter Amy and her new boyfriend. One of my nieces is still here until next week, and a friend I have had since I was 15 will be coming this week-end. She lives in Northern California, has been there for over 30 years. I had thought we would see each other a little more when I moved here, but the drive is about 6 hours, so it isn't that much closer than a plane ride, after all. So this is only the second time I have seen her. We drove up to spend Thanksgiving with her and her family in November. Hopefully, we can make it happen a little more often as we get more settled.
I love having company. Sitting around a table with a glass of wine and a good story- it really doesn't get any better than that.
After a couple of lovely hours of sailing on the bay, we had several of our new friends over on the 4th for a traditional American cook-out. Hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.
We have a sailboat race on Saturday out on the bay this coming week-end. Then next week, my son Noah and his 2 kids are coming. I am very excited to see the kids, it has been a year. A year is a long time in the lives of kids. Last time I saw them I had just lost my friend Pattie, and I wasn't good company for them. I hope I can show them a wonderful time in San Francisco and the surrounding area, and give them a fresh set of good memories.
I am starting to settle into my new life. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it fits, but other times I am right at home.