MIL died today. I didn't get my swim in this week due to a double music schedule conflict I had forgotten about. I also didn't get in my hot yoga due to the face-mask issue with ds2. So, blah. Did weights today but I don't feel as good as I usually do from the combo of hot yoga and a swim. Not sure when I'll get another workout in.
So up at 5 am tomorrow for ds1's audition 2 hours away, 1 way. Ds2 has football. I'm scheduled to work our community's annual benefit. This is cool: let your imagination about country go wild. Our tiny little community puts on this annual fundraiser in memory of a woman who lives here who died during childbirth. As a result, they raise a substantial amount of money and now offer medical help and scholarships to people who live in our very, tiny community. It's not even a town. No lights. No stores. Just pastures. Oh wait, we do have a sawmill. I love it. I love being a part of it. I made a cheesecake to be auctioned and I'm supposed to sell t-shirts from 10-midnight. It has begun drawing people from several counties away. But now I need to go out of town to mil's again b/c siblings are working in earnest to put the house on the market. Since they all have to fly in and use vacation days, they want to do as much as possible beginning tomorrow. Visitation Mon. Funeral Tues. Nice family next door went out of town and offered us his house so all of us can be together. I can barely even wrap my head around where I'm supposed to be and what I'm supposed to be doing. In the meantime, dh came home for the first time in a week. A bit awkward but I kept repeating Kerc's mantra: Dh lost his mama. And it helped so much! I finally got over my petty self and gave him a giant hug and held his arm while we walked. So hard.
Real, you are so right about the testing. So, so right. And about the piano - my granny left me her piano: 100 years old, too, was her birthday present when she was about 8. I love it so much but it needs so much work the piano tuner gave me a "death certificate" instead and I bawled like a baby. I refuse to let it go. So now it sits behind our sofa and right up against the wall covered in photos up top and with books over the key cover. It makes me happy that we still have it and I am hopeful one day, we'll be able to replace and fix those broken pieces. Good luck. I do understand.
Mel38 & Tjsmama, I am just so excited for you. Your upcoming race gives me something to root for.
Sparkle, what a wisecracking son you have! Wonder how he'll like it when you work!
Jo, glad you and dh are still speaking. Enjoy the wedding.
Nic, I, too, am intrigued...
Plady, how is Maureen?
I know I've missed a bunch but I've got to get up before dawn for a super long and hard day.