what a nice weekend!

It was so nice to have one of my “normal” three-day weekends!

I did MOST of my Friday list, and still found time to relax and do some knitting. Handmade Easter cards did not happen, though.

Saturday was a simply gorgeous day! Did a few chores in the morning, then drove over to see CrimsonCrow and help her with her taxes, before heading to Bangor to Husson U to pick up niece B. We got home in time to get her laundry started and make homemade pizza for supper.

We played a couple of games and did lots of talking, played with beads (I made another pair of earrings) and I went off to bed around 11, very much later than normal. Much earlier than normal for her, I know.

Sunday A and I got up early, A made a lasagna for our trip to Mom’s. We all left here in time to get there for lunch, which was a big pre-Easter potluck. All my sibs and in-laws were there, and three nieces. It was so nice to have almost everyone there, although it would have been nicer if the other three next gens could have been there. There was underlying sadness because Mom had to put her old dog down on Saturday, our sweet Sammy. Little niece E wore her black dog t-shirt so we would have Sam with us in spirit. He had been sick for a while, and at 15, it just didn’t seem like it was fair to take dramatic efforts and treatments to get him through this episode. they could not promise he would stay better, or be able to do the things he loved. he will be missed.

E story of the day – apparently a child in class told her there is no Easter bunny, tooth fairy, Santa Claus, etc. So her cousins were asking her about it, and she said “Your Mom or Dad puts on a pink bunny suit with big ears and hides the eggs” my sister and I in the kitchen were hysterical, picturing that, the tooth fairy and Santa costumes they would now need. The downside is that E now thinks everything they tell her is a lie. I know she will adjust, but I still remember finding out about Santa Claus. It was very tough.

Leaving on a positive spring note – Mom had flowers on her table FROM HER YARD! Snowdrops and Chionodoxa, with a mini daffodil from in the house. Very pretty and a sure sign that spring will get here eventually.

10 thoughts on “what a nice weekend!”

  1. Sounds like a super weekend. So sorry about your mom’s dog. It’s hard. Spring is coming your way. Nature here seems to be getting over the winter shock. The forsythia have suddenly bloomed and there are leaf buds on the trees.

    1. oh yeah – our forsythia has not committed – not sure if it was too cold fro it this year or not. We are on the edge of it’s zone. I hope we had enough snow to protect it! Anyway, send it on up, we are ready. We have our spring flood watches up this week…

  2. What a busy, mostly fun, weekend! It’s very sad about the dog–I know that, even when it’s the right thing to do, it can feel so wrong and sad.

    1. It does feel sad, he was such a good boy. But he was pretty sick, and treatments were in the tens of thousands with no promises and uncomfortable to boot.. So Mom did the right thing.

  3. Life sure is a roller coaster, sounds like a wonderful family gathering, even if there was sadness thrown in which goes to show the circle of life will always be constant. E will be adjust in time, surrounded by love how can she go wrong 🙂

    1. You are right – circle of life – we were all there together, with pictures (and t shirts) and memories. E will be fine, she is a beautiful, well loved child.

  4. Poor kiddo 😦 I hope she adjusts and things settle down. Finding that stuff out is rough if they still super believe.
    Glad you had an otherwise good weekend!!

    Also for some odd reason either WordPress or one of my kids had me unfollow you!!! No idea what happened but I am back. Love reading your tuff.

    1. Hey, no worries, glad you are back. I have noticed that several people I thought were following are listed as new followers, so I suspect WordPress did something behind the scenes. 🙂

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