Hey there lovely peoples. So nice of you to stop by. Hope all is well and dandy with you. Well and dandy.
Holy crap am I one tired lady. Mentally and physically but mostly mentally because it has been one of those weeks. It all started off with the mr and I both feeling like absolute crap. Sinus infections and some other fun stuff. Heads and brains super dysfunctional (although we can’t blame being sick for all the dysfunction). I blame the ick on the weather and it not being spring yet. But let’s not talk to much about the weather. It’s a touchy subject for me right now and I just can’t. Anyway, the week started slow. We got a few things done that needed doing then got ready to take off for PA to visit with my dad and go to my grandmothers funeral.
Took off mid week, the mr driving the 6ish hours down and over. A super sunny and bright day it was . One might think that sounds kind of nice but I hated it. Brightness while in a car without sunglasses makes for brain pain, at least in my case. So I had my head under a blanket for a few hours. Got to PA alright but as soon as we pulled into my dads driveway the wave of pain knocked me to my knees and I got a full fledge migraine. I haven’t had one of those fun episodes in years and I can safely say that I hope to NEVER get one again. But after a night of zero restless sleep, I got up and rallied and went about the next day as half a human baking machine. Made the breakfast pancakes, some lunch, a birthday cake, cookies, my dinner, and cinnamon buns for the next morning. “Don’t worry” my dad said. .” We can go to the store and get as much flour and sugar as you will need!” And so we did because I used a lot of flour.
The next morning was the funeral. Early to wake, walked the dogs, fed people buns and headed to the Catholic Church. The one my dad and his siblings went to for their entire childhood. OH boy oh boy, what a hoot. Their mother finally got them to go back one last time. HAHA. And as for me, I can say that was the first time I have ever been in a Catholic Church (for church reasons) and seen a catholic funeral. Very interesting to say the least. And I do go to hand it to the priest. He was pretty cool. Hip, sweet, not a typical catholic church man, and he kept calling my grandmother Ava instead of Eva. That got some laughs. My grandmother would have loved it.
The funeral ended and we all went to a restaurant and did the food thing with the family love fest. It was very bittersweet. Sad because of the loss but we were celebrating a freaking amazing lady and her amazing long life. Oh Grammy. She was the greatest, coolest, funniest little lady ever and I will miss her deeply. So yeah. Then after all the food we topped it off with the birthday cake I made for Teena cause it was her birthday too. My family, we packed it all in because that is how we do it.
After hugs, pictures, Shannon falling asleep in a booth, we headed back to the car and away we went, a long drive home with lots of shitty weather and bad roads. But we made it. And I even unpacked the car and managed to shower off before passing out. And a pass out was exactly what I needed and still kind of do. I told myself I would let myself sleep in a bit, but 430 came and look at me, awake.
So it’s today and I must do some stuff. I’m going to go to the gym for the morning, Run run run until I cannot possibly run anymore. Then I will come home and eat eat eat until I can not possible eat any more. After that it is a bunch of chores that need to be done and I need to go see the littles because I miss them. And I know I will need a nap at some point because I am feeling the even all the coffee in the world will not be enough to keep my brain afloat for a full day. Or maybe I’ll just go to bed at a unreasonabley early hour. (5ish sounds good to me. Ha. But really) Yup yup, looking forward to that.
Internet link from the online.
-Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood. NO SHIT for reals.
-My Library even lends out baking pans and garden tools! 8 Unexpected Perks of a Library Card. And I don’t think the article mentions, but library cards are cool people card to. HA
-Thank a cloud today. Five reasons you shouldn't take cloud cover for granted. OH how I love me a nice cloudy day.
-Nothing like FRESH HORSERADISH ROOT. Might be picking up a piece today to knock out my sinus crud.
-Do anxious owners make for anxious dogs? Yes. There is no question in my mind what so ever.
-I listen to a story about this article on NPR. It’s really crazy how people, especially in our culture, are living to work,n to working olive. Workism Is Making Americans Miserable
-A scientist on the myth of ugly produce and food waste. Interesting, very interesting.
-I don’t need a baby nursery but if I did (or ever do) I want it to look just like this. MARIGOLD’S NURSERY TOUR
-What. I thought they were real. Balloon Birds by Terry Cook Mimic Their Real-Life Counterparts
-Vanuatu Has One Of The World’s Strictest Plastic Bans. It’s About To Get Tougher. We all (the entire world) should be getting tougher.
And some pictures from the week.