It just seems like the last few weeks have been filled with preparing for what's coming up. If I've had down time, I've been thinking about what we have going on next, and then after that and after that. I suppose that's just how life is, right? Getting ready for the next thing on your plate.
It all started in mid-March when we took our trip to San Antonio to visit Jim's older brother and his family. While we were there, my aunt Anita passed away so just a few days after we got back we were planning to head out to NE for her funeral. A side note on that...I still feel like I've been punched in the gut every single time I think about her and that she's gone. I still don't know if I've come to terms with it.
Things might have slowed down for a little bit when we got back, but not really. Basketball season was ending and we are now in the playoffs so I'm continuing to work (not that I'm complaining about it...) I'm also getting ready for our yearly garage sale that will be at my parent's house May 8th (and another one planned in June with my friend Ann). Since we have made the decision to not have any more children (at least not plan for any) we have a LOT of stuff to get rid of. I've offered some things to friends but the rest will be sold. Garage sales are always a big deal to me. I love going to them and I love going to an organized one, so I want to make sure that mine is nice and organized as well.
Monday I had 3 moles removed and they will be checked for anything bad. I have to go back in 2 weeks to have the stitches removed. Having them removed was a lot more painful that I thought. I'm still sore but it doesn't help that 2 were on my back, near my shoulder blades, and the other one is on my stomach. It's not too comfortable when you have a wiggling 7 1/2 month old in your arms and your back is being pulled and stomach is getting elbowed and kicked.
Today, Jim got lasik done on his eyes. He's currently sleeping and will be recovering from that for a few weeks.
Tomorrow I'm loading up the kids in the car and, along with my mother, we are heading out to NE to visit my grandparents for the weekend. This in the weekend for the annual Salad Supper in Giltner (don't ever say small towns aren't exciting) and my mom always goes back to help/attend. We'll also spend most of the weekend sorting and organzing things are my grandparent's house...but that's a whole other blog post. entirely.
May 3, Jim and Nora are boarding a plane to visit Jim's parents for 4 days. Jim's older brother (and family) will be there as well so it will be a nice visit for them. Emmett and I are staying behind because A) the Nugget's may still be in the playoffs and I'll need to work and B) I don't want to miss out on the garage sale which will happen while I'm gone.
So, you see, it's a continuing road of "what's next?" I suppose it's better than being bored, but it wouldn't be bad to just sit on the sofa, work on some sewing, watch a movie and not think about packing....which I should be doing right now.