Sunday, March 06, 2011

The end (of the weekend) is near

Sunday evening has always made me a bit sad, even now that I am old enough to know better. The end of freedom, back to work, the possibilities of two whole empty days coming to a close. Even though I don't mind even one little bit going to my j-o-b every day, I still get a little sad.

Today and yesterday have been really good but way too busy. Little if any downtime, running around or being busy doing the domestic crap that ensures a good week for me. Laundry, cleaning, some cooking for the weeks lunches and my plan is to get out the iron and board before I go to bed. I learned a hugely long time ago that being organized for life is essential to my well being. Nothing good every came out of operating out of a dirty living space, a dirty basket of clothes, a dirty work area. So, some work on the weekend is necessary. If I were stronger and not so damned sick all the time, I would spend a few evenings during the week doing these things, and then my weekends really would be free time. The strength and will to do it that way will come again, just not right now.

Yesterday, Mark and I traveled to the Quad Cities, (Moline, Illinois) to attend a benefit for my cousin Shelly, who has stage four cancer. I cannot tell you how truly wonderful it was to see/hug/talk to my extended family members. I had not seen some of them for about thirty or so years...and the awesome thing with family is that you can pick right back up where you left off. It was just that way for me yesterday. I left with a tear in my eye, a smile on my lips and a prayer in my heart for the girl (woman) that so much needs a miracle. (And I believe she will get it.) Thank you so much to my family, for making me feel that I am loved. It can't get any better than that.

Off to see about that ironing board. Have a great Sunday night.

7 comments:

C.A. said...

I just wanted to tell you I'm here, James. If you need a friend or need to talk. I understand being sick and feeling bad. I understand the need for family.

I am thinking of you. :)

Big Hugs...

C.A.

Coffeypot said...

Hate it about Shelly and the reason you got to reunite with your family, but glad you got to do it. But stay away from that ironing board...it makes one want to do work.

Raine said...

I'm glad you got an opportunity to be with your family and I am sorry about the circumstances

Leann said...

It is wonderful when family can come together and be that wall of support when needed. I am truly glad you got to see your family, even given the circumstances.

Be well and blessed my friend *hugs*

JTS said...

Sunday night is the hardest time of the week for me, Jamie. That's when I realize that I didn't manage to pack the 100 to-do items into the time allotted, and I didn't get as much play time as I wanted either. Ahh, for 3-day weekends, huh? But I doubt I would like Sunday night any better even if that was true.

Reconnecting with family you haven't seen in ages feels good, it brings us back to our roots. I'm so sorry it has to be for such a serious reason, but I know it did her a world of good to have all that love surrounding her!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jamie...
Sorry I've been away. I'm glad your weekend brought you some joy, despite the circumstances. I wish you 3-day weekends. Maybe one day? Mine feel like they are.

How was your MRI? When will you know the results? Are your old pain meds working? I don't know how you do it, but you do. You're an inspiration to us all.

Jules said...

I'm so glad you had a chance to celebrate Shelly's life with her. That must have been a nice day for everyone.

I celebrate you! Have a wonderful sucky Thursday tomorrow and a splendid Ash Wednesday today.