Friday, April 29, 2011

royal wedding day

Yes, I confess, I am a Royal Family Watcher.  It could be because I am 1/2 British.  My father was from England and both sides of my family go back to England and then Scotland.  We are definitely a Celtic family.  There is also Native Canadian in us from my Great Grandmother's side.  I did NOT get anything from the Native side, Richard did, but I am all Celtic from the pasty, pale white skin to the almost black hair.  I actually don't mind my skin as it does sometimes look nice (usually helps if I have make up on).  I try to stay out of the sun since I burn so very easy.

I wanted to get up early to watch the wedding, but I finally fell asleep around 4 am so I missed it.  I went to get my hair done.  I have decided that I should get it done 2 times a week since I don't like droopy bangs and by today, they were droopy.  I went to the viewing of Irv, my friend, this afternoon.  I talked to Rosemary and to her daughter, Kimberly.  Kimberly used to babysit me when I was young.  She was a great babysitter.  Charlie had his lesson today as well as Acer and Calli.  I have been watching all about the wedding since after the lessons.  I plan to watch the special with Barbara Walters at 9 pm.  The pictures of the wedding are simply beautiful!  I love her dress.  It was so simple, yet so elegant.  I have a few plates, thimbles, and cups that have the Queen and the Queen Mother on them.  Some were Mom's and some are mine.  I do not plan to ever give those up.  Mom was an aide for the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and a few times she was his aide when the Queen and the Queen Mother were in Toronto.  Those were such special times for me to remember.  I remember mom and I standing where the press were in front of the ropes for the Queen's walk about.  I think I took a whole roll of film myself of the Queen, same when the Queen Mother came to Toronto.  It was just really neat some of the things we were lucky enough to do because of mom's work.

Part of me dreads the funeral tomorrow.  The viewing wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.  I expected it to be harder.  It is so hard when someone you know passes away.  It did bring back some memories and feelings of when Mom passed away but not as much as I thought.  We shall see how I do tomorrow.  I talked to Kimberly today when I was there.  She was doing alright when I spoke to her but I know how that can change in a moment.  I remember that much from the fog of Mom's passing.

Acer and Calli did pretty well for their lessons today.  Acer is so creative that getting him to sit down to play his assigned songs can be a challenge but we got it done.  He is playing a Chinese Song that he learned in school and he figured it out on the piano.  We also played a game today.  He has perfect pitch.  Yup, 6 years old and has perfect pitch.  He got every note I played perfectly right including the sharps and flats.  Amazing young man he is.  Traditional lessons are not really something he and I really do.  We do a mix.  Calli is doing very well too.  She is in level 3 now and starting to play some pretty complicated pieces.  She hasn't decided how many pieces she will sing at the concert.  That is fine as we have 3 weeks until the concert so we have plenty of time to decide.  Acer will sing 2 pieces, 1 with his sister and 1 by himself and his drum.  It should be very cool.  He now has some videos about drums that answers questions about piano and drums.  They are very cute.  He also mentions that he practices drums all the time.  He says it is very important.  I love the videos.  He has 5 of them so far.

I have a bit more of a headache than usual, but I am not surprised with how my day went.  I expect one again tomorrow.  I hope I am wrong, but I doubt it.  Tomorrow will be stressful as funerals often are.  It is just so sad because he was a good man, and it was unexpected.  I fully expected him to recover from the pneumonia he had.  I didn't know about the leukemia.  They couldn't do anything about it because he was too weak to get it so basically, there wasn't anything they could do for him.  The only thing we can do is pray for the family.


  1. All the programs about the royal weeding made it easy for us to catch up on the whole affair. I thought it was lovely and very elegant. Kate made a a beautiful bride and William was very handsome at her side. Have a terrific weekend Anne

  2. I, too, enjoyed the Royal Wedding. Weddings are so wonderful and when it is a Royal wedding with all the tradition, it's all the better.

    Keep your chin up tomorrow, it may be tough.