Tonight's picture was taken in June of 2008, a month before Mattie developed cancer. We took Mattie to Roosevelt Island, where we loved to operate his remote controlled boat. Mattie loved boats and if you asked him what he was saving his money for, his answer would be.... for a boat. Not a toy boat, but a real one. For his 6th birthday that year, one of the gifts we gave him was the boat in this picture. This boat brought him much happiness! When he first got it, he drove it in the tub. But that was too small of a space, and I could see he needed a bigger body of water to be the captain of his ship. So I suggested Roosevelt Island, and he absolutely loved it! Roosevelt Island was and is a special place for us, because it was on this Island where Mattie had many discoveries and adventures.
Quote of the day: Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~ Groucho Marx
Last night was challenging for both of us since I was running an 102 fever all night. I was too out of it to be concerned by that, but Peter wasn't happy with what he was seeing. Mainly because based on all my symptoms, it looked like my body was shutting down. I most likely would have been more in a panic if I did not have a prescription for antibiotics. Needless to say, I did absolutely nothing today but rest. I followed no schedule or agenda, and this is what I need in order to recover.
It was a beautiful day by the beach. I did not walk to the beach, but I can see it from Ellen's house, and periodically I sat in the sun and got fresh air. For the hours I was up, I sat in front of the TV and watched the 1970's series Upstairs Downstairs. I purchased it for our trip because it is something I have always wanted to see, and since I am a Downton Abbey fan (the current number one PBS mini-series), I figured I would see many similarities in the plot.
I am signing off for today, but we want to wish our readers a happy Memorial Day weekend. May we always remember those who have served our Country to insure and secure our freedom, security, and way of life.