Thursday, April 23, 2009
My friend's dad had a nice funeral and I made it on time, despite the 2 road work areas!!!!! It was good to see her, and I am sure I will be seeing more of her, since she may move in with her mom. She divorced many years ago and never remarried. Her ex was there and so was her son.....her mom is very lonely, which is understandable.
My mom was very glad to see me, and we again played cards; I think that is her biggest highlight! I also did her laundry. I did witness though compared to even seeing her on Easter Sunday that she is failing, and she told me again that she wishes she could just go and be with dad; I got teary eyed; she cried.....I had to make some phone calls on bills that are almost 2 years old for dialysis transportation for my dad when he was in rehab.....I am trying to get them to waive it, but that may not happen.
It is good to be back; I just wished I could get my mom to come down here to spend a few days, but she won't. Our bedrooms are all upstairs, and she has a hard time maneuvering those, even though I told her, I would help her both ways....It would just be such a nice change of pace....for both of us!!!!
Give without remembering--take without forgetting. Unknown
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
All of my little 2nd graders showed up for the 2nd to last class; they learned how to receive communion with unblessed hosts.....wow what fun! They will be receiving their first communion on the first two Saturdays of next month....4 in all...services cuz we have close to 280 children making their first communion!!! I had each child write a thank you not to Jesus...as part of the service....they will all be in a basket to take up to the altar during offertory....Some kids read theirs out loud...."thank you for sacrificing yourself for me, thank you for my mom and dad and my pet, for everything, for the food and my house.....just a few that I remembered! It is important to be soooo thankful everyday! Thank you for coming to my blog, and I hope you have a blessed day.
I will be going to my friend's funeral this morning......leaving shortly and will be back tomorrow sometime late afternoon. I was hoping to get my mom out to the funeral, but she does not want to go; she knew the man who died, so I will go by myself, and I am sure I will see someone there I know. I am looking forward to giving Sheila a hug......the friend whose dad died; we have talked a lot prior to his death, and she told DH on the phone before I answered that "I have been a peach helping her through this" That was nice to hear and took me by surprise....we never know how we touch other people's lives, do we??????!!!!!!
Problems are guidelines, not stop signs.......unknown
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I think I overdid it on Sunday with my 30 minute aerobic walk......my calf and back have been bothering me a lot since yesterday....getting a little frustrated and am icing right now! I will see my chiro this afternoon before I have my class, cuz will not be able to see him tomorrow.....leaving early to go to my mom's and the funeral of my friend's dad.
I teach RE this afternoon......only 1 class left after t his one! It has been a really quick year, and I have re-upped to teach next year 2nd graders again! I do love the little ones.....they are such little sponges!
If life can be rough with faith, imagine what it would be like without it! Unknown
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, we have to sell our newest car...our Mini Cooper. We only got it in October, and at that time, DH's work was paying for the gas......it is an hour each way for him to go to work...with traffic. Anyway, they are giving him an older car to use....Affinity I think. Anyway, we already have 2 sports car, my VW bug, a Jaguar, and we do NOT need a 6th car if we keep the mini, so it is up for sale. I had to take him and the mini to the detailing place......his work will pay for that, so we can get it in top shape to sell. DH is saddened that he needs to sell it but with my bug being almost 11 years old, it makes more sense to sell the Mini, plus I still love my bug.....like I bought it yesterday! It is just TOO fun to drive; not that the Mini is not, but I just LOVE my bug.
I am heading up to my mom's probably Wed. AM.....a good jr. high friend's dad died yesterday and his funeral is Wednesday. We only reconnected at one of our class reunions 2 years ago, and now we talk to each other weekly. I love that we do that, and she came down here at Christmas time to visit. She was with her mom and dad when he went on to heaven, and for that she is thankful......I am too, cuz it was special to me when my dad died with my mom, sis and myself around him......at home too.
I have my snacks and my meal plan outlined for today......eating to be satisfied, not stuffed. It has been a long time since I had that "stuffed" feeling, and I definitely prefer the "just satisfied" feeling.......I have more energy when I follow that mode!
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie
(Probably out to be daffodils)!!!!!!
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