But family did grow, officially, a bit this past Saturday when my sister went and got married. The fellow she married has a kid who is, I think, pretty much on his own or will be in not very long. Not sure of the official relative designation and I don’t really care.
So if I seemed a bit more scarce or less given to extended comments this past weekend, I was seriously distracted due to travel, preparation, visiting, the actual ceremony, the gathering after, and more travel back home. It was a nice relatively small event held in a friend’s back yard. Evidently sister & fiance had considered just doing the Justice of the Peace thing and taking care of it, but as she put it, “It turns out we’re bad at eloping.”
Just as well. It was something of a family reunion but without the pointlessness of such a thing. And if I didn’t know everyone there, it was close enough. That was likely as it was kept fairly small and not some “every vaguely related person we can possibly think of” but “family out to first cousins(& their kids) and a few friends.”
The weather cooperated and the ceremony was held outdoors. Really, things were about as ideal as they could be in late May. And now back to what passes for normal.