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Tuesday was a full day - glad I bagged work

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So after my "ex" vent yesterday, I went out on foot in the chilly damp morning to find a flower shop, because I wanted to see the physical blossoms I was ordering in ex and son's names. And it gave me a nice 3.44 mile walk in weather that was "bracing". Sometimes bracing is good. Heck, almost always bracing is good.

Then it was a day of waiting on the airlines, watching the flight schedules and alerts, and that mixed emotions hug at the airport. So relieved son is home! One last hug in the garage, sending him off with his wife for their own homecoming... I think I saw her turn the car toward the house they are buying for a drive by on their way home.

He was so exuberant on that last hug, though, he showed off, by lifting his mom off her feet. It's an odd feeling, being picked up by your offspring. But he's young and strong. And home.

Ex called about an hour later because he was fretting over the weather and flight delays, too. NOW it's hitting him that he's not going to be there. He said he didn't think he could take seeing her empty house. Sigh.

Later in the evening Son called to make arrangements for us to go to this morning's funeral as a three-some. So I went to bed in the comfort of knowing that whatever the weather was going to do, we had a plan.

This morning, clear off then get over to the kids' apartment in a few hours, and we shall proceed to the church. I had to snap a picture of God's laughter, or "today's workout is sponsored by Mother Nature":

Public and catholic schools are closed, but I don't think that applies to funerals. So... this weather wimp had best get her rear in gear and get that driveway cleared. Judging from the neighbor's drive half handled, we're talking about four inches, kind of wet and heavy... very pretty. And a workout.

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    emoticon So happy for you that Your Son is there with you. I feel terrible about the Snow and the Pre Funeral Workout, though!!
    What a blessing it is that you were able to get out and walk over 3 miles in the midst of all you are going thru!! Those Endorphins better be doing their Job, making things a Little Easier.
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    1815 days ago
    Your photo looks like it was here on Sunday evening when we plowed all the driveways. Glad your son is home and all is well.
    1816 days ago
    My, my what ups and downs.
    Enjoy the return and embrace the farewell
    1816 days ago
    Hope you day is good, even with the snow.
    1816 days ago
    So glad that your son was able to make it home early. Prayers and hugs continue for your family.
    1816 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Alpha and omega
    1816 days ago
    So wonderful that your son is home! That picture is beautiful... as long as it isn't where I am.
    1816 days ago
    Glad your son is home safe.
    Sending condolences
    1816 days ago
  • _LINDA
    How wonderful you finally got that long awaited hug!!! Thats a good idea to go all together when the weather is like that.. That photo is like a picture postcard -very beautiful actually!!
    Thoughts are with you..

    1816 days ago
    So glad he is HOME!!! You got your mommy hugs! Hooray! Can't be anything better. Live life! Be joyous in this day -- whatever day you find yourself in. (It's 80+ degrees here.) Again, congrats on the son being home. There will be some grieving in there, too, but embrace the joy!! You made it!!! -Marsha
    1816 days ago
    So glad he's home and most of the family will attend the funeral - blessings Barb, blessings.

    1816 days ago
    Wonderful your son is home! Praying for you today.
    1816 days ago
    So thankful that your son is home safe and sound. Love those hugs don't you? I find my sons hugs are so fullfilling for some reason, more so than my daughters. Not that I don't love them both, as she would say yea you love him more lol

    Hope you all made it safe and sound to the service and it gave you some closure and memories.

    1816 days ago
    Tears sprang to my eyes when you were describing your hug with your son....tears of happiness for you, and tears of longing for's been too long since I've been with Jeff, and I miss him so. But I feel your joy --I guess in a way I am living vicariously through you.

    Today will be emotional, but you are strong. And bless your wonderful son for being there for you. It's so much nicer being part of a threesome instead of going solo.
    1816 days ago
    thoughts and prayers
    1816 days ago
    Glad you have your son & DIL there for support during a difficult time. You have a lot to process lately...bittersweet, I'm sure. Thinking of you and sending emoticon
    1816 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I love your attitude. And SO glad your son is home...and relieved FOR you! emoticon
    1816 days ago
    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! HE'S HOME! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I am so glad that you will be able to attend the funeral with your son and DIL. Prayers work!

    Yup . . . Mother Nature is definitely providing work out opportunities here too. Oh well. Winter . . . not surprised!

    Prayers and many, many hugs, Barb. So happy for you!
    1816 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    Sending you lots of hugs as you go through this difficult time. So happy your son make it home!!! Enjoy your time together!!!

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    1816 days ago
    We have a 2 hour delay in Hillsborough, NH. I'll be heading off to teach in a few minutes.
    Have a great day!

    1816 days ago
    Love that "today's workout sponson" line!! So amazing that your son can lift you off your feet!! I'm just thinking of the amount of regret your ex must experience in his life about so many things . . . . and thinking about what "he" can bear (i.e. tolerate the burden of) rather than what he can bear (i.e. share the burden on others of . . . ). We attend funerals to show respect for the deceased but primaily loving sympathy for the living. Our silent presence says it all. Surely it would have helped your son to have his father "manning up" and showing up. However, looks like your son has figured out how to "man up" somewhere else, somehow!
    1816 days ago
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