"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
~ Madeleine L'Engle
My sisters left yesterday. It is really quiet around here. The guest room linens have been laundered and the rooms tidied. Memories have been stored. We had a good time together talking, eating, shopping, reminiscing and....sometimes....arguing. As always those "discussions" end amicably with no biting, scratching or hair pulling--not that we ever did that sort of thing growing up.
The sun shone on the entire visit. The flowers and trees around town put on an amazing show. The Artful Garden was a delight. We dined in and out. The Baker provided us with a delicious breakfast each morning before retreating to his "aerie" and leaving us to catch up on friends and family.
Oliver basked in the constant attention of treats and doggie toys that were showered on him. Now he's catching up on his rest and wondering when those ladies, who sound and look a lot like his mistress, will be coming back.