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Juggling Act 5-5-2022 WOD Challenge

I’m sorry I haven’t been around the past few days, I have been trying to juggle so many things this week.

Sunday we had an awesome church service, which was hard for me to get the full effect of from in the choir loft. of course I want to be there, but all I see is the back of everyones heads unless they happen to turn and acknowledge us. In addition, the sound is different from back there. I can’t tell what we sound like from the front, but I heard we sounded very good. I’m so glad, because this was a very special service! We had a paper burning ceremony because as a church, we just paid off a $9 million debt! We had all kinds of special guests, including the Bishop, and several former pastors.

Monday night, I had my grief support group which was great, but left me drained and feeling tired and washed out. I am still learning so much about the grieving process. We go through waves of happiness and then sadness, even now. It’s ok if I don’t feel like getting off the couch, it’s understandable if I feel like I’m losing my mind, and it is ok to have moments of bliss…how rare are those on a normal day anymore? It’s ok if I’m not ready to go through his pictures yet, I will get there. In the midst of all these feelings, we are trying to get his house ready and presentable for the estate sale, and eventually, the sale of his home. I didn’t work over there Monday but I will be today.

Tuesday, we went back to DFW National Cemetery to have his honors ceremony. The funeral home made a mistake and we had to reschedule it. I was overwhelmed with emotion right before the soldier gave me the flag, so tears were streaming down my face as he presented me with it. Add to that the gray and gloomy day and you can see where I might be a bit weepy…

My brother was on the opposing bench.

Presentation of the flag.

Me accepting the flag.

It was nice of my husband to capture the moments so I could share them with my boys and Dad’s nieces.

Wednesday was crazy. I started the morning making the dog’s food so it would get done because I knew there was a lot to do. I had Bible study group, then had to take my car in to Pep boys to have a tire replaced-long story- and lost four hours of my day! I knew I’d have choir practice that evening, so I came home, did my exercises, unloaded the dishwasher, and called to schedule the dogs for a much-needed grooming. There was more mundane details but they aren’t important. Choir practice was a mix of serious work and silly fun. We have quite a mixed bag of ages and personalities, some of the younger ones get the choir director, Patricia, kind of worked up. In my eyes, they are being rude, not giving her their full attention, but she is easy-going most of the time. I would have to put him in his place, but she lets it slide.

Today in just a few minutes, I’m joining a friend from Kevin’s church to help price kitchen items at Dad’s for the estate sale. We need to get another table, so I may have to have my brother go pick one up from my sister-in-law’s house. Tonight is date night and appropriately, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Tomorrow morning I take the dogs to be groomed.

So that’s been my week so far, in a nutshell.

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2 thoughts on “Juggling Act 5-5-2022 WOD Challenge

  1. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you!! I bet I know where you guys are going for date night??? Enjoying a Margarita for me. I will have to ask dad if we do have stuff to make homemade margaritas! We are having homemade tacos!
    I remember talking to my aunt after my mom passed and she had went to a grief therapy group for several years after her husband passed and she told me that one of the most important things they told her. Was that your emotions are going to come in and out as quickly as the waves come in and out. And it is okay, some days it may be more than others, but it is always okay! That was a very good piece of advice that my aunt shared with me!
    I am so glad that you are liking choir! I did not realize that the choir was in them back to the church. I know that the Lutheran also have their choir in the back. Come to think of it as Episcopalians do as well and I think maybe even a Catholic.
    Did I tell you that Christina is moving tomorrow to a trailer park in Keller!! Very nice area. She actually to link to the home on Mon and I got to go in!! She has had the key for it since Saturday but could not get the help to move until tomorrow! Which she was okay with because of the stormy weather and the fact that a gives her time to pack up everything! She does not really have a whole whole lot of stuff so she has rented a U-Haul and that is what she will be driving from Irving to Keller. It is a three-bedroom, 2 bath trailer house that will be the price of what she is paying now for a one-bedroom apt., and they are raising her rent as we speak. So she is leasing this home for a year, then look into maybe buying it! I am so happy for her. It looks really cute. It just kind of fell in her lap and she made the decision quickly! It is on heritage trace and 35! Very nice area! She said that when she saw the area she thought there is no way I would be able to afford this. I do not know what made her go in and talk with the property manager. But I am glad she did! Her kids are both very excited to come see her now!! You can see in her face that she is so excited, she does have a little anxiety about moving. So please pray for her! I will pray for you and that everything you are dealing with in a comes to getting and dad’s estate sell ready to go and your overall grieving process.

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    • Thank you, sweetie! Yes we are going out, I’ll have a sip for you! 🍹
      I’m so excited for Christina! Ask her when is the welcome party? Lol! I appreciate your thoughts and prayers, as always! 🙏
      We gotta go, I’ll holler back later! Love you! 💕

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