The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I wish it didn't have to end.

This was such as great weekend.

I spent Friday night with the boyfriend.  We had pizza & watched Sherlock Holmes.  I live for nights when it's just the two of us doing nothing at all.

On Saturday DJ's sister had us over for a Mother's Day dinner.  There was picnic food & chit-chat.  I am so ready for summer & more of the same. 

Afterwards my best friend Amanda & her husband came over.  Even though DJ & I have been in our house since the end of January, we did not have a blender yet.  Our friends bought one for us as a late housewarming gift so we could make mudslides!  We drank too much & played board games.  (FYI...If you don't own Life Twists & Turns, you should.).

Last summer a coworker of mine suggested a drink called a Transfusion.  Amanda & I made some for ourselves last night, & they were excellent!  It's vodka, Sprite & grape juice.  I am currently envisioning us spending hot summer nights sipping more of those on my deck in the very near future.

Today was a typical lazy Sunday.  I work up earlier than I would have liked to & cleaned a little bit.  This afternoon was a Mother's Day party with my family.  We got together at my aunt's house.  There were lots of snackies & more pizza (You can never have too much pizza!).  We watched some baseball, then some basketball & then my MomMom opening her gifts. 

I got home about an hour ago & my own mother just texted me to say she is already wearing the PJs DJ & I got for her.  I had a bit of an issue with my mother not too long ago which you can read about here.  Lots of people (DJ in particular) don't understand why I would even want to be around her on Mother's Day...let alone give her a gift. 

What most people don't understand is that I had a very, very dysfunctional relationship with my father - until three years ago, when I stopped talking to him completly.  For better or for worse, she's all I've got.  Although our relationship isn't picture perfect, I know that I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for her.  And that is at least worth a pair of PJs.


  1. I understand. I went over to your other post about your mom and let's just say, I have a lot of the same stories. But like you, I have chosen to take the high road and I am thankful to her for the strong, independent woman she created.

    Oh, and I am so going to try that vodka drink.

  2. I haven't read your other posts on mum but I am going to now.

    Mudslides, I have never gotten so loaded and full at the same time... those are great!

  3. I'm visiting after you stopped by to make my SITS day so special last week.

    Sounds like you had a nice weekend. I'll have to go and check out that game you mentioned. I love games!!

    I hope your mom appreciated the pj's.