Thank you for your kind words and condolences. My grandmother’s funeral was Tuesday. I was asked to do the eulogy by my mom and my aunt. In some ways I’ve always known I would be the one to speak for my grandmother. Yet you don’t exactly plan for something like that. I was able to run my words by my coworkers the night before the funeral.
I was nervous, but determined to honor my grandmother in the best way possible. I got up to the podium after communion. I took a deep breath and began. My voice cracked in the beginning and I took another breath. From there on in it was as though Noni grabbed my hand and took all the nerves away. I spoke from my heart. Though I did not intend to make people cry I was later told there wasn’t a dry eye in the church. Noni will be missed, but she will be remembered with smiles and laughter.
As we were getting ready to leave the luncheon to pick up Carlos at school I pulled my phone out of my coat pocket to find 4 missed calls from the school nurse. Ahhhh! I pretty much always have my phone attached to me. The one day I don’t…The nurse called about 10 minutes earlier and was concerned that one of his eyes was red and itchy. No emergency just have it checked out. The next morning both eyes looked red so off to the pediatrician we went. After a day of antibiotic ointment all redness has resolved and it’s back to school tomorrow!
We treated today as a true sick day and stayed in our pajamas all day. I cooked, cleaned, washed all the bedding and we colored and snuggled. In case you want to know it’s 6pm and I’m still in my pajamas! I have to work tonight anyway so I figured I will just shower and get ready before work. I haven’t had one of these days in forever. It felt good to stay home and take my time doing everything.
I was excited to read that the Philadelphia Marathon has opened up 3000 slots via lottery to anyone registered to run the NYC Marathon that was cancelled due to the hurricane. My heart goes out to all the people impacted by the storm as well as those who trained for months to run the marathon.
I am still heading to Philadelphia next weekend though I will be going alone without my cheer leaders this time. Logistically things just didn’t work out to have Carlos and Orlando join me though we are all disappointed. I even toyed with not going, but honestly I need to do this race. So I will be flying to Philly on Saturday, running 26.2 on Sunday morning and returning to Massachusetts Sunday evening. Craziness!!