Well, we lost my wonderful stepmother Thursday morning. Advanced lung cancer. It took her quickly and now we must find a way to keep moving forward without our beacon. We will do it, but it really sucks.
Oddly, I am now the "matriarch" of the family. I feel like an old elephant! I thank God we are all old enough and well established enough in our own lives that we don't really need more than a symbolic leader.
I also lost another lb. this week, at least on the house scale. Only one weigh in today and its at 7:30 am. Not gonna make it.
Also on Thursday, I was notified I passed the U.S. Customs Brokers Examination and am now eligible to become a Licensed Customs Broker. This was a grueling test, 80 questions and 4 hours to complete it. Then wait 7 months to find out if I passed. Kinda bitter sweet.