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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hello darkness, my old friend

Simon & Garfunkel, anyone?

Wow. It's been a really long time since I've written a blog post in the middle of the night. But here it is, 3am on the night before 2 of my kiddos go back to school and I am awake. No Diet Coke to blame. Just back-to-school excitement/jitters. Oh and a really irritating tickle in the back of my throat that keeps me coughing.

Thank you all for your support regarding my Grandma's death. Her funeral was Monday and I have to say, it was a good day. It was sad to say goodbye, for sure. But I have no doubt she is in heaven and I will see her again. She was almost 89 years old. She had a long and happy life and a peaceful death. What more can you ask for?

Getting to spend 2 days with my extended family was such food for the soul. It really reinforced for me what a blessing it is to be part of this "empire" (as my cousin Carrie put it) that my grandparents created.

More thoughts on death and the celebration of life at another time.

School starts today for Annie and Charlie. This year, Charlie will be going to a new school -- the public middle school. He is excited -- and a little nervous. Even though I'm the one who dragged her feet about making this decision, I'm excited for him too. I really think he's going to flourish. I also hope he figures out how to make it to his locker on time. It's about three counties over from the front door. Man, that place is BIG!

I took this week off of work so I could get everyone back to school (Robbie goes tomorrow) and maybe catch up on some things that have been neglected around here. Such a dreamer, I am. This is how the week is really shaping up:

Monday - Funeral
Tuesday - Dentist (Like the people, hate the process. I'd much rather just go to lunch with them.)
Wednesday - Two kids to school, one kid for a final summer's hurrah, slight window for productivity
Thursday - Doctor's appt and a date with 2 bottles of heavy duty colon cleansing
Friday - Colonoscopy

Yep. I think I might need another week off to recover.

I think there was more I wanted to say, but the fog of sleep is finally falling over me again and I don't want to miss my opportunity. If I hurry, I might be able to squeeze in another 2-1/2 hours of shut eye.

Good night, John Boy.


Momza said...

There you are. I've been wondering how your family is doing.
I've heard it said that death is so inconvenient, in that Life continues to go on despite our desire to put it on hold for a season of grieving.
Today i the first day of school for my new middle-schooler...we had a rough night here too.
I had to smile at your thought of taking the dental office staff to lunch...I would do the same with mine.
And John Boy...I loved The Waltons so much...I wanted a family just like theirs when I was a kid.

CWMartin said...

I would eliminate Thursday and Friday- so to speak.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Is this your first colonoscopy?

It's really not that bad. Just stock up on trashy magazines and some clear liquids, and enjoy the peace and quiet.

I go back to school tomorrow (officially) for three days of meetings. I have been in for a few other reasons over the last week. I am working to embrace the idea of a new season.

Unknown said...

Good luck with all the cleansing stuff! Still want to hear about the new school when you have a moment to ....uhm.....sit and chat about it ;-) Hang in there and do something nice for yourself. Pedicures are fun!

Ellen aka Ellie said...

So how was the new school?

I hope your test went well!