I can honestly say I am glad the week is over. I am worn out. So worn out I fell asleep today sitting on couch watching Judging Amy. I sat down at 1pm to watch it, remember looking at clock and it saying 1:10pm, next thing you know I wake up and it's 4:15pm. Nap didn't help much, cause I still feel worn out. But I wanted to get this entry made before I go to bed.
The past 3 days have left me drained. With cooking and cleaning for July 4th, then the next day taking Joes mother out shopping and to Emmas and then to the Red Robin diner for lunch, then home to clean and cook for dinner which Joe and his Mom joined us because it was leftovers from BBQ. And today Joes Mom felt like walking, so both of us with our canes and Rebecca we took a walk, 5 blocks up and 5 blocks back. Yes, I walked a total of 10 blocks and so did Joes Mom. 78 yrs old and this woman can go, lol. As for me, I was neer in my life so happy as to get home. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!! I was hurting. Both my legs and lower back feel like one giant muscle cramp and are throbbing, stiff, tight feeling. My bed will feel good tonight for sure.
Well, let me explain some of the pics above. The little girl in the redshirt is my great-niece Kaylei. She is my sister Lucys first born grandchild. Kaylei is the sweetest most lovable little girl. She's always smiling and laughing and giving me hugs. I love this little girl very much. She spent a couple nights at Emma's to play with Marissa and Rebecca. I walked in Emma's door yesterday, Kaylei heard my voice and came running right to me. She almost leaped in my arms and give me the biggest hug and said, "Hi, Aunt Cindy", then kissed me on the cheek. I gave her a big hug also and kiss on her cheek. She then looked at my cane I use to walk with and asked me if I was ok, with a sad little worried face. I had to explain to her aunt cindy was ok, I just needed a little support when I walk. She seemed to be fine with that answer.
See that beautiful little baby boy I am holding? That is my son in law Dan's brand new great-nephew. His name is Vincent Mazzoli Jr. His Mommy Stephanie came over my house last night so I could see the baby. He was in her arms crying, but as soon as I took over holding him he shut right up, lol. He kept looking up at me smiling and cooing. His Mommy said he cries when everybody holds him, and she was shocked he was so good for me. I fell in love with this baby boy. He is a real sweetheart. I didn't want to give him back, lol.
My own grandson spent the day with me yesterday. We went to the diner and he was so good. He ate all his lunch and some of mine too, lol. After dinner at home, he climbed up on couch with Joe's Mom and snuggled next to her and fell asleep. Mommom I said that makes her feel so good when a child is snuggling against her and goes to sleep.
Mommom I isn't a relative of mine. She is the Mom of our good friend Joe. We have known Joe for over 20 years now. My kids and grandkids call him Uncle Joe and call his Mom, Mommom I out of respect for their elder's. But let me tell you Joe and his Mom couldn't be loved anymore then we already love them. We consider them both family. They are wonderful people, and we are very proud to have them in our lives. My husband Jim and Joe are close friends. Some people think they are brother's. I think they think that because they both have bald heads, lol.
Well, let's see. What are my plans for the weekend? I don't have any, lol. I am going to stay home, relax and sit here at my computer. I am going to go down the street to Dunkin Donuts in the morning because I promised Rebecca donuts for breakfast and chocolate milk. They have awesome banana nut bran muffins. I'll get me one of them, yummy. Jim will get his usual choice, 1 jelly donut and one boston creme donut.
I think my daughter Emma and her family have plans on going to Cape May, New Jersey on sunday. Their going to go visit Poppop Bill. Again the lil ones call him Poppop Bill out of respect and because they think he is their poppop too, lol. He is a man who loves kids and kids love him. We're very glad to have him also as part of our lives and family. He reads my journal, so I know he's reading this, lol. This message is for him, "Hey crazy man, how ya doing?" Love ya Bill.
Well, I guess that's about it for now. I think I covered everything for the last few days. I hope you all have a great weekend.