This year we had to divide Easter up into two. We spent most of the time at my parents. We arrived at 1pm. I helped my mom with dinner. Drew and my dad hung out in the living room and watched TV. I had a couple beers. Drew was driving. 🙂 My cousins arrived around 2:15pm. My little cousin Angie, she is going through a hard time right now and needs all the love and support. She and I have always been close ever since she first arrived from Guatemala as a little baby. When she first met me, she reached for me to hold her. We had an instant connection. I will always want to protect her and love her like a sister.

After dinner, we took some snap chat pictures. It made her laugh all the different filters and videos to choose from. Some make your voice sound so funny and high pitched. Others just make you look weird. Angie starts a new school tomorrow and I hope all goes well and she has a good day.  Her cousin Danni is here for her.
Drew and I had to leave around 5pm to go see his Grandma in the nursing home. Thankfully she was discharged from the hospital and is back at the nursing home. I wasn’t sure what we were going to walk into when we saw her. When we arrived she was sleeping. I went over to her bedside and slowly put my hand on her shoulder and said, “Grandma.” She woke up, opened her eyes, and her eyes lit up. I said, “Happy Easter!” She smiled and said, “Happy Easter,” She looked over at Drew and he wished her a Happy Easter and kissed her check. She said that I looked beautiful and drew looked handsome. We told her she is beautiful too. 🙂
Awhile after we arrived, his mom arrived. When she walked in, she said, “Hi Mama!” It was so cute. Grandma’s favorite people were all there to visit her. She asked us what we had to eat? Poor grandma can’t eat whole foods right now, she is fed through a tube. She is a choking risk. I was glad that we got to see her.

When we left we went home and prepped for the week. We packed up our lunches and then I changed into my PJs I was so tired. I didn’t have the energy to shower. I was so tired from the events of today and didn’t want to go to work tomorrow.

Emotions are High

Today, we had a slow start to the day. We got ready went to the gym, and I really wasn’t feeling it today, but I did some cardio and a little strength training. Then went back on the treadmill. I was going to leave, but I did 20 more mins. My friend Erin got on the treadmill next to me. I wanted to hang out and talk to her for a bit.  I told her about the barre class on Friday morning. She wants to go with me, and then get coffee after. I was happy that she wanted to go with me. It is always cool to have a friend to go to classes like that with.
After I got off the treadmill, I went home and got a shower, and made some lunch. I put in a load of laundry. I checked on the dinner that was cooking in the Crockpot. Then I decided to look at my work e-mail. I saw that one of my professors, for one of my grad school classes e-mailed us a syllabus and said that the course should be up on course web sometime this week, so we can see the readings and assignments that are due. I had a harsh reality check. I looked at the text books that they are offering there are 5 of them. I instantly started to get so nervous. I saw that I only had two things due for our first class, which I was happy about.
When Drew got home with the groceries, I helped him put everything away. I told him about my syllabus and how it was sent today via e-mail. I told him that I was so nervous. He said, “Awwe you are going to do so well baby.” I said, “Thank you, but I am nervous.” He was there for me and we talked it out, but I just had so much on my mind.
After dinner, I read through my textbook list. Drew asked me if I wanted to order them now? I said, “Please if that would be okay?” He said, “Definitely baby, you can start reading, while you are off and get a head start. I am so thankful for him. I really am. I don’t know what I would do without him.
After I ordered the textbooks, we went to go visit Grandma. When we arrived at the rehab facility, it reminded me of where my mom’s, mom was when she was in a nursing home. There were older people roaming the hallways in their wheel chairs, older people in bed, asleep, or up watching television. It was depressing. I hate it that his grandma is in a place like this.
When we walked past this older woman, she was in a wheel chair, and had a hospital gown on, and no blanket covering her. She was saying, “Help me. Get me out of here. I want to go home” (We found out later she has Alzheimer’s). It was so sad. When we arrived, to  Grandma’s room, we walked in and she was up eating dinner in bed.  She looked okay, but not herself. I felt so terrible for her. Andrew’s mom was due to arrive shortly.
When my mother-in-law came in, she brought us some cheese from Thanksgiving, that we had given to her. We told her she could keep the extra, but she didn’t realize that and packed them up for us, and put some ice in a zip-lock bag and sealed it, so it will stay cold. I thought that was weird but whatever.
After we visited with Grandma for about an hour so, it was time to go home and get ready for a new week.  I still had some things to do around the house. It was a short week, but still had to be at work.