It has been a week since I’ve put up a post, but I feel like I’m in-between writing-worthy events. I’m not gonna lie…this weekend was a hard one. I actually think it was harder for me than the funeral service in Texas. People keep saying this service was really nice, but I was in such a fog that day that I don’t remember much of anything. I do remember dancing to Auld Lang Sine…in the church…per the suggestion of the minister and upon dad’s behalf. Dad used to fight for clapping in our church…he would of got a kick out of this.
As for the reception, I know there was a bunch of people who seemed to be having a good time, but I can only pick out a friend being drunk and stupid and the fact that Arkansas beat Florida State in the college baseball game on the tv while we were there. I had Chinese for dinner that night, bookended by two great friends, but even that seemed like an out-of-body experience.
BUT-that weekend is over. Mom stayed until this morning and we had a lovely couple of days just the two of us. We went shopping (hello $3/piece businesswear!) and even joined some friends for a Brewers game last night. When we got home from the game, mom commented “that was the perfect ending to the past 5 weeks.” I couldn’t agree more. I know I’m going to have ups and downs, but I have GOT to get on with life. Losing my dad, one of my best friends, is going to be something that affects me forever, but when I dropped mom off at the airport this morning, I decided it’s time to get moving on.
I went to work and finally was finally able to concentrate-so much so, I brought work home! I had a lovely dinner with an old friend tonight and have laundry going while I write this. I’ve got some fun plans for this weekend, this month, this summer, this year. Stay tuned for some interesting stuff. It is going to be a fun summer!