Woke this morning with a terrible stomach ache……but I would not dare say a word…….so I just did want was expected of me…..showered , made breakfast, got dressed and jumped in the car……heading south to Dan’s parents and then to AC….to celebrate the 88th. Just praying everything goes well,…..I can see the stress written all over Dan’s face, he just wanted to make sure his Mother had a great Birthday.
We got there, had our lunch and Dan went thru his mom’s to do list…..Dan accomplished everything and we got ready to head to AC. The good thing, his mother decided to use her walker instead of her cane……this was a good thing…..so she would be able to get around much better and she would be more stable on her feet. To my surprise, the day went very well…..Mom was in good spirits, I got her a drink or two…(I had 2 myself which helped me)….we gambled for a couple hours (of course I did not win anything)….then it was time for dinner. We had a nice dinner….Mom got her crab cakes, dad had ribs and a beer (ate everything on his plate), and Dan and I had this great Cobb salad with Chicken. We walked back to get the car to go home….it was a little slow getting there…..You could tell they were tired…it was a long day for them……But it was a nice time and Mom was so happy……mission accomplished. We headed home to Dan’s parents to have Birthday cake…….Had cake, sat around for little bit……help put some pieces in their puzzle and then got ready for the long ride home….it was late and I could not wait to get home……by this time I wanted to cry from pain….my stomach was absolutely killing me……Kill me now!!!!I just wanted to die! Got home and just changed for bed……watched some TV and was ZZZZZing in no time. I was happy that all Dan’s planning and efforts to make his mother’s birthday was successful…..so all was good.
I had to get up early…..Dan had a breakfast/Meeting with Corey Booker and other Political figures (took Michael Oppler as his guess) to Serafina in Wyckoff. While he was gone I got a head start on my weekend chores, did 3 loads odf laundry and put them away….worked out and showered and got ready…..so when Dan came home from his event I would be ready to roll. Made lunch for us, cleaned up and put the remaining buckets of clothes in the truck to be brought back to storage. Ran some errands with Dan, we came back and had an early dinner. I cleaned up and we were off to the movies……at the Palisades Mall. We saw BEHIND THE PINE SOMETHING….Bradley Cooper and Ray Lotta were in it …..It was a very good movie….not what you would expect……thought it very good.
Came home watch some TV, cuddled in bed with my best friend…..And yes, I lost the bet, because of course I fell asleep with the TV on……..was so tired.
I got up Sunday morning and made breakfast, cleaned up, worked out and completed my chores by 10:30…..I was on roll. Dan and I went shopping to get his Mom a gift for her 88th Birthday….made her a cake……Managed to squeeze in a hair cut (a trim)…..make the meals for Monday’s journey south to his parent’s house…..and by the time got done it was time to make dinner, clean up and get ready for bed…….All this running, feeling as sick as a dog….My life is pretty pathetic……Yes, I am a glorified maid and cook, who does not get paid or given any value….I sometimes hate my life…….god forbid I say anything, but what is expected……I love my life!!!!!
It is Friday, and a start to a very busy weekend. Today, my niece Maya makes her confirmation…..a big day for her, she is a beautiful young lady, so pretty and sweet……she has become a amazing young lady. I have a lot to do before tonites big event. Of course I did my usual morning routine before Dan picked me up to go into the office……whereupon we carvaned houses on tour. We left the office early so we did not hit traffic on the way to my sister’s house and the church ceremonies.
We got to my sister Erika’s for pre-church appetizers and refreshments… She had the place all set up and beautifully decorated…Erika, Maya and Bella were all dressed up….they looked so pretty. Maya was so sweet and cute……she was so proud that she was taking my name, as her confirmation name. Tracey and Domenico, Esther (Maya’s sponsor) were all there……Maya was so nervous. We all met at the church……took pictures after the ceremony with everyone…..and headed back to the house for Dinner…..It was nice, everyone was there even Kathleen showed up with Marcos and Olivia. We all went back to the house for a nice dinner and cake……Erika did a great job and everyone had a great time……It was great time and it was so pleasure to see the cousins together….it was like they were always in touch….no time lapse.
It got late, so we left and came home and I literally fell asleep as soon as my head touched the pillow.