For weeks, essentially since right after you passed I type in "countdown timer" to make sure I am writing the accurate heading. You would think since it is just the following week I wouldn't need that confirmation, but each time I type 02/03/2020, 1:08pm, and check the box that I want the countdown to include weeks, days, hours, and minutes. It almost mimics a pregnancy countdown, except there isn't going to be an end at 40 weeks.
This weekend we celebrated Rosh Hashana. I ordered a beautiful flower bouquet in your honor and it sat with us at the table. I moved it to the counter now in front of your yahrzeit candle holder that still remains on the counter. I had some flowers from our last Shabbat at Bear Pines in there last week, but they finally needed to be purged. I ordered a bunch of 24-hour votive candles inside red holders and they came today. I will use those moving forward for all of the times we light a candle in your honor. I hope Saba likes red because he will get one by default.
I started to order winter clothing for your siblings. Bubbie and pop-pop got them their jackets and what not with their help. It is really exciting to be preparing for an additional season to just "Phoenix". I did have to google clothing for winter. I know it is technically early, but our Bear Pines neighbor told aba that sometimes it can start to snow in late October. It is still so crazy to me that we live less than two hours away and the weather is that much different, but as a comparable it is currently 54 there and 84 in Phoenix. The warmest day there is Thursday this week with a high of 80, otherwise, all the highs are in the 70s and the lows in the 40s. We all have the same fall break this year, so we will be heading back.
Auntie A has purchased some fun new work items and we will soon be having some custom mugs and what not for Bear Pines. I love her desire to play because it keeps benefitting Bear Pines. I am wondering if I should just leave a card with her etsy info randomly around the house to send some subtle messages to guests. She has really helped everything in my mind come out perfectly.
Anyway, I cannot believe it is another week without you here. Remember you are loved and missed.
Until next time.