While D is off on a reunion trip this weekend, I'll be catching up with friends on north and south shores. I ended up seeing D after all yesterday as his 99-year-old aunt died, just shy of her 100th birthday in August. Auntie P has been present at all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners I've been to with D over the past few years at his cousin's house, swaddled in a recliner and very frail but still sharp of mind. As her daughter noted at the funeral mass, even at 99 she insisted on having her hair properly coiffed and her nails done, a lady to the end.
I finished off my project late on Thursday, but still have a few loose ends to tie up on others. I have three freelance projects I completed through revised first drafts, for which I invoiced half the project rate, but the clients continue to drag their feet on further reviews and approvals, so I can't complete and invoice the other half (with upwards of 90% or so of the work done). One draft I wrote in December and -- what is this, July now? - the client (my client's client, a big pharma company) is mum. This is why I'm returning to a full-time job. Anyway, I plan to annotate all the references I used so they're ready to go, but I think that's all I can do until they deign to move the projects to completion. Hopefully any additional changes I might have to make will be minor.
Anyway, hope you have a fun weekend -- as much as these ladies seemed to be having watching the harbor seals outside the New England Aquarium last weekend.