I can’t believe how fast time flies. This weekend marked the year anniversary of Mom’s passing. She technically passed away on February 27, 2009, at 11:45 pm, but she wasn’t declared gone until the Hospice nurse got there at around three o’clock in the morning of the 28th. I’m amazed that the year went by so fast. Dad has been awesome this past year- he’s had his sad moments, but he’s coping. Very well. I’m so relieved.
After Friday’s “Snurricaine” turned into a “Snore-iccaine“, we were pretty sure we would be able to follow through with our plans to remember Mom. I took off work on Friday due to the weather, so I was able to get done everything I needed to get done (sewing little man clothes- more on that later) and be able to devote all day Saturday to our trip. We honored Mom by going down to Atlantic City.
What better place to remember Mom? What better place to cheer Dad up…especially after he won over $600 at Caesar’s! Yeah, he’s cheery now. Mom definitely smiled on him. We played the two slot machines they always played and he was describing how they would nudge each other when they hit. He turned around from elbowing me and he had hit the jackpot- 2,500 quarters! After he did his happy dance, and threw me a few $20’s to keep going, we left and switched off with MR and Zombiegirl.
Thanks, Mom. You dissed me and your son-in-law. But you made Dad happy.
I wanted to post this on Monday, but the pain I was in prevented me from doing much more than moaning on the couch begging MR to rub my back with Bengay. I’m not sure what I did to my back, but I’m pretty sure it’s not muscular. I need to see the chiropractor, stat.
Oh, btw. If you give up candy for Lent, do NOT bring your child to It’Sugar. It’s a playground for kids, a Willy Wonka type of heaven. I was in HELL.