Thank goodness for ordinary...
Some days are hectic and even though Joseph's parents are here, I am not too stressed out.
His parents are pretty easy.
His father is a smooch. Love him to death.
So damn easy although his politics leave a little to be desired.
But he is such a simple person and there are no pretensions about anything.
Worked hard all his life and made a living for his family.
I love his mother, too, apart from the fact that she is a morning person.
I hate waking up to a chipper talking person who smiles at you and tries to engage you in coversation. And being that it's his MOTHER and deserves respect as such, and since I can't ignore her chipper morning queries without looking at a wench (which I am not) that doesn't like her (which is NOT the case), I just bite my tongue, grin and bear it. But she's pretty good about it. I think she KNOWS that I am not a morning person but she can't HELP herself. Ya know?
Anyway, she is self-taught in lots of things, went back to get a college education, and if it weren't for her I am sure that the kids would be in a much different place.
They are a lot of fun to be around, actually, and I believe them when they hug me tight and tell me they love me. I believe them because I really love them back.
Had my pre-vacation massage with Arun... I soooo needed it after two months of not getting any. I thought since I am not running, I wouldn't really need it but I was wrong wrong wrong.
An hour and a half of quiet time, relaxation, and nothingness while lying on the table was bliss.
Tomorrow is a tough day... We are going to Joseph's sister's for the first communion of his niece. I have never been involved in any kind of first communion thing - not for kids the way the Roman Catholics celebrate it.
We went to Tiffany's today and picked out a beautiful cross for her. It's gold, very simple (like Jesus was) and has a diamond whether the two pieces cross. It's sort of a metaphor to me.. the simplicity of a golden cross of round bars, with a small diamond where Jesus's heart would have been... I hope she likes it. I love that Tiffany-blue box! Love it love it love it.
And by the time I am through with Caroline, she will love it too! :o)
Busy with the 'rents (parents) or M&D (Mom and Dad), etc.
BTW, did I mention I haven't packed yet??