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You’ll have to pardon me today because I could use a weekend to recover from my weekend. It was full. Full of emotion, full of celebrating, full of family and food and drink and everything that makes my world good.

band dinner for carole knits

There was a get together Friday night with the members and wives of Dale’s band. It was an evening of lobster and music and laughs but also tears as one of the members of Dale’s band has recently been diagnosed with cancer. I’m sure I’ll write more about this at some point but for right now just this: cancer sucks.

anniversary dinner for carole knits

Saturday was our 17th wedding anniversary and that called for . . . more lobster! We had a wonderful day together and an evening on our deck complete with a fire in the chiminea while we watched our wedding video.

fathers day 2014 for carole knits

Sunday, of course, was Father’s Day. The kids came over and we had steak and macaroni salad – Dale’s favorite – and we played games and reminisced about so much and it was very very good.

See? I told you it was a full weekend.

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  1. Happy anniversary, and happy fathers day to Dale. Yes, cancer is the suckiest! My closest cousin just started chemo for lung cancer that has already spread many places. I am so sad I can’t tell you. It does teach us, though, to cherish every day because we don’t know what’s around the corner. Sometimes it’s hard to remember.

  2. You had a lot to celebrate. Congratulations on 17 years of married life. I am sorry to hear about the diagnosis of Dale’s friend and wish himwell. Lots of hugs!

  3. It sounds like a full and fun weekend, Carole. I’m sending prayers out to your friend and hope it was an early detection. Nice be be back to blog reading! Good to see ya’ll. 🙂

  4. What a wonderful weekend full of fun and family and happy memories. I know it’s always good to be making more good memories to balance out the sad things that happen.

    All the best to Dale’s friend. Many are cured now!

  5. What a wonder-full weekend! And I agree – cancer sucks. Watching my friend go through it all now is breaking my heart. I’ll keep your friend in my prayers.

  6. I’m so sorry about your friend. What a wonderful get together, I’m sure that meant a lot to all of you. (Hey, is that Bob Ross there in the back??)

  7. It’s easy to see you had fun. Celebrations are emotional enough, but with your friends diagnosis it’s no wonder they were even more emotional. Best to him during his journey.
    Happy Anniversary to you and Dale! xox

  8. that was a very full weekend! full of what makes life beautiful (if sometimes painful) – you make the best of ALL of it! Happy Anniversary!! and wishing you a great week!

  9. Cancer is the worst. I’m so very sorry about your friend. Glad that there is lots of good among the sad … good food, good friends, good family, good memories.

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