Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mi Vida Loca

I slept in my own bed last night for just the second time in the past two weeks.
Yesterday I worked at my medical front office job from 8-5 (including a 15 minute power nap in my car on my lunch break).  From 5:30 to 7:30 I did training and paperwork for my new job at Silver.  It is a restaurant opening on Park City's historic Main Street on January 9th.  The menu is fabulous!
So, a recap of my recent life:
Saturday, Dec. 11th - my dad's mom, Grandma Donna, passed away.  See recent photos of her here and Dad's words here.
Mon & Tues - worked
Wednesday- the kids and I drove all dreary day to Mesa, Arizona.
Thurs. - woke up at sister Robin's house and played with the kids, talked to Adam for awhile & left the kids to bond with him, helped prepare Grandma's body for the funeral (I did her makeup and my sister Karen did her hair, at Grandma's request).  It was a really neat experience and really confirmed my belief that her spirit is elsewhere because that body really was no longer my grandmother.
Had a late lunch with Ted, Karen, and Adam at Nunthaporn.  Got ready for the viewing/visitation.  Left the kids with a babysitter at my parent's house.
Friday- Beautiful funeral at Grandma's church at 11am.  Uncle Steve, Aunt Susan, Dad, and her bishop spoke.  Tears, laughter.  Gravesite dedication.

Family luncheon back at the church.

Sat. - shopping and lunch with Sarah while the kids spent time with their Papa Stan.  Dinner at Robin's house.
Sunday - vegged at Robin's house all day with sick kids.  Enjoyed our lazy day.  Walked around the Mesa temple grounds with Robin's family and my brother Mark.  Loved the Christmas lights and decorations.
Mon. - Took Tucker, Charlotte, and Jonah to the mall.  Watched Robin's kids for awhile so she could Christmas shop too.
Tues. - played.  Finally mailed off our Christmas cards.  Finally had some Ned's Krazy subs:)  Said goodbye to all my family.  Drove thru pouring rain to Henderson, NV to stay with my friend Summer and her family for the night.
Wednesday - hung out with the H fam for awhile then drove to Linda & Alan's house in Sandy, UT.  Showered and got ready for the big J family Christmas party.  Crashed at the in-laws house after the party.
Thurs- worked in Park City.  Boss got annoyed that I was wearing jeans.  Finished Christmas shopping (stocking stuffers, etc.)!  FINALLY WENT HOME.  Kissed kids good night and went to bed at a decent hour.
Friday - got up to the cabin about 11am.  Got fires started and lunch going while Brandon cleared the driveways with the Kabota and the decks with the snowblower.  Alan and Bobby, his brother, and Ian arrive.  Linda and the dog and cat arrive.  Kids open one gift.
Sat. - kids oblivious to the fact that it is Christmas day.  They each open one gift.  Katie, Jason, Andy, Coach, and Trey arrive.  Bobby and fam leave.  Christmas dinner is smoked beef tenderloin:)  Santa (Brandon M.) makes an appearance in the yard and tells the kids to get in bed.  Wrapping, wrapping, wrapping.
Sunday - our Christmas morning.  Kids in heaven.  Everyone happy.  Kathy, Bryson, and Bailee arrive.  Kids play.  Adults play.  Everyone having a good time.  Smoked turkey for dinner.  Adult gift exchange.  Adults play games.  Everyone laughs hysterically thru Reverse Charades.
Mon. - Brandon and I work while everyone else stays up at the cabin.  We spend a final night at the cabin.
Tuesday - Leave the kids with Grammy and Katie at the cabin for the day while B, Alan, and I work.  Andy and fam go home.  See more above.
Wed./Today - laze around in pajamas while blizzard rages outside.

My crazy life.

More pictures to come.


Skye said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I enjoy working, but hate coming home and having to do all the mom stuff on top of a long day. Good luck and slow down.

Sheryl said...

Okay, I am going to take a nap now after reading this....Sounds hectic, but seems fun at the same time. Hope all is well. So sorry about your grandmother.