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 23, 2010

Oh, how I've missed you!

I haven't posted in ages!  It's been a really busy week, but I'll sum it up:

Work is crazy.  Getting the stuff together for the mortgage is crazy.  My life is crazy.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's get on to the good stuff.

I was surprised on Friday evening when I found out the my great uncle & aunt were visiting from Wisconsin.  This is my grandfather's brother & his wife who I haven't seen since I was 15...& I'm 25 now!  They brought my grandfather's cousin Ron & his wife Gloria too.

Last night we had a cookout at my Uncle Ronnie & Aunt Sheila's house.  Nothing extravagant, just chicken on the grill (yum!), Bud Light lime (bleh!) & lots of stories about the old days.

Today we visited Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, where my grandparent's are buried.  There were lots of tears & also lots of hugs to dry them.

My dad, who I haven't spoken to in 3 years, was there.  Although we smiled in pictures & sat next to each other, he didn't even try to talk to me.  It was awkward, but it's the way things have to be. 

But that's a story for another day.  Today, I'm not going to feel anger or resentment.  Today was all about love, & I'd like to keep it that way.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you had a great time. What a wonderful surprise. But, I'm so sorry about your dad. Perhaps, it is one baby step in the right direction. I hope you can mend your hearts someday soon.