Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Been a While

Hello again,

It's been a while since I've updated. I haven't felt like I've had much to say lately. Most of my updates would be about how I haven't had a life since school started. However, some good events have happened.

Last weekend was a great one. Chris and I savored having our house to ourselves for the first time in 6 weeks and we went to the Pet Fair with Coop, to Meadowbrook park, we cooked two amazing meals and enjoyed two meals out.

On Sept. 27th- Cooper officially has lived with us for one whole year. He is such a good family member. He is such a good friend to me. Also, that day Chili's was doing a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Home and 100% of sales went to the hospital. Last year, they raised $30 million. Stephanie met up with me and I really enjoyed catching up with her. I've got a super great family!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Unusual Day

We are dog-sitting for the weekend and we had a border-collie mix stay over night last night. Cooper was thrilled with this development and reminded me so at 2 am, 3:30 am, 6:30 am, 8:00 am and 8:30 am. At most of these times, I was having one bizarre dream or another. One dream I have analyzed today and I decided it was related to my grandfather's passing today. I dreamt that the Reinhart family had a gathering and my uncle and aunt were sad. They had to move to VG and sell their farm. It wasn't profitable any more. It was sad to see them go through such a big loss. Well, this morning I was told that my grandfather passed and that aunt was sitting with him and my grandmother as he died peacefully in his sleep. I guess that is the real loss that had to experience today.

My grandfather was an extremely hard-working, family-oriented man. He will be missed. His passing was expected as his health has been declining for nearly 2 years now. I think that my grandmother will have it really hard being in a big farm-house by herself. My dad and his siblings are coping well. I imagine it'll be hard to see them though at the funeral on Tuesday.

Beyond that, today I've taken on the role of watching two dogs. It is much easier caring for them when hubby helps I learned. I was hoping today would be an uber-productive work catch-up day. Instead, I cleaned the house, did laundry, dishes, organized coupons, went shoe, camera, and grocery shopping. Of which, only one was successful (groceries).

I'd hoped to have a fun afternoon with the hubby and end with a romantic dinner date and movie. Turns out that that was not successful at all. Chris and I have been bickering all day. Turns out that I don't want a date with him tonight as it wouldn't have much romance at all. Instead, we are not speaking much, eating $3 Frozen pizza and watching a rented movie. Which is more thrilling because my brother is having friends over to watch a movie too. Yay! What a heck of a day! Tomorrow will be better!