Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day Before Thanksgiving

I went to Lily's school for Grandparents/Special Friends Day.  It was a cool, fun experience.  First we were in her classroom and we filled in a sheet talking about when we were in 7th grade.  Boy, it is hard remembering that long ago.  We wrote about our classes we had, what music we listened to, who were the stars of the day, what was technology like (no cell phones or VCR or DVDs), and what TV shows were like.  I vaguely remember watching Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Fantasy Island, and the Love Boat.  We watched those regularly, rare did we miss them because, if you did, you missed the forever.  Well, not now of course, but back then you did.  I only remembered one singer from junior high days and that was Pat Benatar.  I remember really liking her.  Kathy got her record for Christmas one year, I remember and we listened to it all the time.  Then we went to the science room for an experiment.  That was cool.  The kids had did this particular one yesterday.  We made brass.  We took a copper penny and put zinc on it and then heated it up.  It changed into brass.  It was really cool and Lily did everything expertly.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I am glad my cousin, Cathy is here for the week, although I am missing some yummy homemade food from Julie.  Another time.  She has been with me since Monday and it is nice to have someone here who doesn't have expectations of me.  We have talked a lot, especially about Mom.  She has done a bit of shopping too.  She is shopping right now.  She should be back soon which is good since I am really hungry and am waiting to go to Tim Horton's.  I am simply really hungry right now.  I won't see Kathy until Sunday which is fine, it fits her schedule.  She wants to see a movie too so that will be fun.  I think Cathy and I are going to see a movie tomorrow in the early afternoon.  I am so tired right now I could nap.  Getting up early 2 days in a row is exhausting.  I just woke up early yesterday, I don't know why.  I did sleep better since someone else was in the house with me.  I wasn't really tired all day yesterday but I am today.  I got up even earlier today.  Maybe I will take a nap while I wait for Cathy to arrive.  We shall see.

I am missing Mom a lot today.  I had to turn off the Christmas CD in the car I was listening too.  I couldn't do it.  I don't think I will have Christmas music on this year.  It makes me too sad.  Maybe a different day would be okay, but not today.

My friend, Stacey posted that today was the 9th anniversary of losing her Mom.  9 years, that is simply awful.  I can't even imagine.  She takes care of her Dad, he has Alzheimer's like Mom did only he is in the early stages.

I haven't heard from Richard so I don't know if I am going for Christmas yet or not.  I also haven't heard from the marketing company yet either.  I will follow up on that next week since it will be two weeks at that point.  Maybe I should submit another application and resume.  Hard to say what to do.

I hope your day is good.


  1. I hope it all works out for you, Heather. I remember my first Christmas (or Thanksgiving, for that matter!) and I couldn't listen to much much and it was a teary day for me. But my husband's family was very kind to me and helped me through it. It sounds like you have a good support group to help you, too. Have a happy Thanksgiving, my good friend. I'll thinking about you!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Missy!!!!!! My cousin, Cathy is with me and we are having a good time. I am making a cake right now.

  3. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving Heather!!!!