Well, that was one intense weekend.
On Saturday we had the memorial service & burial for my grandmother. I gave a speech based on my earlier post and was a complete blubbering mess. Other than the fact that I’m pretty sure no one understood what I was saying and people were probably more focused on the snot bubbles coming out of my nose, it was a lovely service. My dad gave a great speech and my cousin Brian got through his reading unscathed. We saw a lot of people we haven’t kept in touch with as much as we should and we had a nice time looking at old pictures and sharing memories.
Sunday my mom came and watched the kids and Eddie and I drove to Philadelphia for the wedding of one of his college roommates. Matt & his fiancee Faye actually won a dream wedding give-away contest. They were married by the mayor of the city on a lovely balcony overlooking the Delaware river at the Seaport Museum. She had two custom dresses, they had an amazing band, good food, and lots of special touches like a song written especially for them, fireworks, and a great professional video set to their custom song. They were ecstatic and we’re so happy for them. It was also nice to see Eddie’s friends from college. Some of them have matured incredibly and some of them are exactly the same as I remember.
Our night was tainted slightly by the fact that (for the second time!) I was wearing a dress that was much too similar to the dress the bridesmaids were wearing. Apparently the lesson there is that from now on I must wear prints or separates when attending wedding festivities.
Also, I really need to get cracking on some weight loss because I do not enjoy it when people I haven’t seen for 5 years see me 30 pounds heavier. I wish we could afford to join a gym with childcare! It is much too difficult to try to work out at home when there are two toddlers underfoot and a dog who licks your face while you’re trying to do sit-ups. And forget about doing it while their asleep, the jumping around just wakes them up. Plus, it’s impossible to shower afterward because if they’re awake I have to watch them & if the they’re asleep the shower wakes them up. Grrr…if only the gym with the babysitting service wasn’t (literally) six times more expensive. Now that I’m working evenings & Eddie’s doing softball, evenings aren’t really an option either. Plus by the time Eddie gets home I’ve had a 12 or 13 hour day and I’m too damn tired to go to a Zumba class. Well, one day the kids will be in school and maybe I’ll have time to work out then. Or maybe we can get a treadmill. But where would I put it?
Anyway, it was nice to see everyone this weekend! Although, I do wish we had another day or two to recover!