I hate when an entire week goes by and I don't get to check in. Nature of the week. Hate to complain and say we were busy again, but what else can I say. We did have a crazy weekend and now here we are into another week.
I can't remember what we did on Thursday of last week. I know on Friday, I took Yamira to therapy. Bill had the day off for bereavement leave, so he stayed home and painted Ping's room. So other than the pool, school and therapy, we didn't do anything out of the ordinary. Bugs me that I can't remember what we did the day before. Senility setting in?
On Saturday, we had a soccer game at 9:00 am. It was a hot practice and game. It was beautiful out, but not for running around! After soccer, we ran a bunch of errands. Needed to got to Northboro to pick up our new kitchen cabinet replacement, go to the bank and to At&t. We purchased two iPhone 4's. That wasn't cheap, especially since I put texting on Bill's phone line and I bought us some accessories. I love the phone though as does Bill. Once home, we did a little cleaning up around here and put the kids to bed. It was a really long day.
On Sunday, we had the wake in Norton. So we got ready and then left for Attleboro. We dropped the kids off at Donna's and Bill and I headed to the wake for 3:00 pm. We got there way too early. Good thing though as our flowers were not delivered!!!!! Bill called Judy's Village Flowers and they said they went out the door, so they were not sure what happened. Needless to say, the flowers came in time. I was not only thrilled about that, but shocked that Bill actually made the call himself. I was pleased as punch.
The family came in at 3:30 pm and we received a very frosty reception. Bill's sister Kathy ignored me the entire night despite the fact that I called her on Friday to tell her that I was sorry for her loss. I extended an Olive branch, but she didn't care at all. I thought when we got off the phone, we were at least civil, so I was surprised she ignored me. It's weird. I am really not angry at her, but at myself. I should never have called her. I wish I didn't stick my neck out. However, there is nothing wrong with doing the right thing and I feel that I did that. The wake was tough. Bill's brother in law and some other family members took his sisters death very hard and for good reason. I just hate seeing people in pain.
We left around 7:30 pm and went to get the kids. Per Donna, Yamira was hell on wheels. I feel bad about that, but am so glad that Donna finally got to see what I have been talking about!!!! She didn't listen to them when they told her no. Welcome to my world! She can be so good and yet so difficult! We didn't get home till nearly 10:00 pm. Once we got home we had to get into clothing options for all of the kids. That was a joy. Not!
We had to get up early for the funeral. That was a chore. We were so tired from the day before. However, we got up and got everyone ready and out the door on time! We got there a few minutes till 10:00 am. The service was supposed to start at 10, but the gentleman giving the service was coming from another service and running late. It was short and sweet. We then went to the cemetery and then to the American Legion and then to Bill's mom's house. It made for a very long day for all of us. I was grateful Bill didn't have to work today!
Bill got up and got the girls to school. I stayed in bed. Not necessarily asleep because as a Mom, you wonder if their teeth are brushed, they have had breakfast, their vitamins and their hair looks okay. I got out of bed around 10:00 am. Bill and Manny and me were all in bed together. Bill was really the only one snoring. He was supposed to paint, but instead he went back to bed!
I had to be to court for 11:30 am. I was fighting to get a speeding ticket removed. I had to take the rental car because Bill's car is still in the shop and he needed the car seats to pick up Yamira and to have Manny with him.
I won the speeding ticket. YAY! So excited. I then drove home and cleaned the kitchen, bathroom and dining room. Manny napped while I did this and Bill did some laundry. The painting he was supposed to do today never got done. Bummed about that, but it wasn't like there wasn't other things that needed to be done. After we picked up Ping, we took the girls to their ice skating lessons and then we went to their pediatricians for them all to get their flu shots. They were less than thrilled. Ping freaked the most. Home for dinner and then Bill went to the fire dept. for training. I just put the girls to bed and now I am going to go and watch a little TV before falling asleep.
Hope you had a good weekend.
Manny, Christian, JJ and then Yamira and Ping in the back. Two great little boys posing with mine.
On the couch.
My parents stone.
Ping and Penny.
Rory in the long shirt, JP, Yamira, Jack, Ping and Emily.
High heeled girls.
Getting Daddy's help.
Rodeo Drive for glasses tomorrow?