I've been so busy the past few days that I never even put up a Mother's Day post. That's almost heresy for me! (Sorry, Mom.) But life is settling down a bit, thank heaven, so I'll just fill you in on what's had me running faster than I could catch up in this merry and slightly manic month of May...
The first week, grandson Jeremiah visited our son Ryan (and us) for a fantastic weekend that included one of the best seats in the house for the SF Giant's game. He tells us that he is now a lifetime fan, which is probably making his Dodger Blue Dad none too happy. J arrived home sporting an official team hat, which he managed to get signed by his favorite pitcher.
We also had the pleasure of attending the temple marriage of our good friend Leighann, who makes new hubby Josh a very lucky man. Their reception last Saturday was one of the best ever, including amazing (and extremely humorous) entertainment by Ruth, who pretty much rocked our world with her medley of "meaningful" songs ranging from romance to rap. It only got better when the bride got up and busted some crazy moves before pulling her hubby up to alternately embrace and embarrass. Boy, was his face red...and the crowd loved every minute of it!
In the midst of weddings and receptions, I spent three days in Irvine with Todd. (Sorry I didn't call, Karen. I planned to, but the kid ate up all my time.) He will be a groomsman for one of his best friends from U of A this weekend, so we shopped for khaki pants and a blue blazer. We also cleaned and polished his apartment to a high sheen, which I think will make this last month of med school a little less overwhelming. Boy, will I be glad when he's got this first year under his belt. It's been a wild ride, and I had to buy an entire storage cabinet to keep track of all the paperwork he's had to master and memorize in the past 9 months. Frankly, I don't know how any of those guys and girls manage it all. Especially the dissecting of cadavers twice a week. Ugh and double ugh. Good news is that Todd will be coming home for the summer to work with an oncologist in our area. Hurray!
The afternoon of the same day I flew back from Irvine, my sister and some of her family arrived to spend the night and enjoy Mother's Day morning with us before returning to Southern California. We stayed up laughing and chatting until 2:30 am, which may explain why I was a bit of a dullard yesterday. My family treated me like a queen, but I managed to fall asleep in the middle of a conversation with my daughter. I then proceeded to fall out of my chair. (Don't ask.) Despite these shenanigans, I was treated to a terrific breakfast and dinner, receiving enough flowers to keep me smiling all week long. (Even today, when I have to go have four moles cut off at the dermatologist.) I know, TMI, right? But that doesn't stop me from complaining that one of them is behind my ear (ouch).
Hope you all had a terrific Mother's Day. Tomorrow I will be posting some terrific pics of my grandkids and will be participating in Leigh's happiness project for the first time in a couple of weeks. With any luck, things might even return to what passes for normal on this blog o' mine.
PS. Thanks for putting up with my late (and sometimes nonexistent) comments on your blogs recently. I am going to try to catch up today before I go to the