Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Late Mamavation Monday 11/30

It's been a crazy week for sure! Last Sunday JR's father texed him and told him that his step mom had just passed that morning. It wasn't a total shock, because she had been battling lung cancer for about 2 years. So, after much debate whether or not to take our oldest Joclyn out of school to drive for 7 hours to the funeral, we took the girls. I am glad that we did. It was a bit crazy with the two year old, but all in all it went good.

We left Monday evening, popped on the DVD players and got there about 1 am Tuesday. We ended up staying at JR's dads house. I met a lot of his family, but the bad part is it's only a very small portion of his family. His father had like 12-13 brothers and sisters! Joclyn ended up having a great time, she played with JR's younger brother that is about 12. His brother is the one that will be taking it the hardest, it was his mommy, his teacher.

Before we left we stopped to see JR's gram and his other aunts on his moms side of the family. They are a hoot! His aunt says "there are no more men left in this world, only males." Meaning MEN- would open doors for the women, help you around the house. MALES- go to work come home expect to be waited on hand and foot. JR was smart and stayed out of the conversation, but his older brother decided to interject. Needless to say it was a full blown battle between his gram and brother! Her whole life she was a stay at home mom that loved to watch kids and she still does. One day her husband came home from work and told her you don't do anything, but just sit around all day and watch TV. Well, she decided to take a 2-3 week vacation from everything and just do as he said! She just sat and watched TV all day, didn't do the dishes, laundry, cook, clean. She said her husband didn't know what to do! That is just how she is. She has never had a drivers licence, and has walks just about everywhere, or if it's a ways away she will take the bus. She is truly an amazing woman!

We headed home Wednesday evening and it took us forever to get out of Philadelphia! For some reason we never have trouble getting there, it's getting out! So, we didn't get home until a little after 2 on Thursday. I do have to say though it's a lot better to go at night that way the girls slept for most of the ride and weren't fighting. After a few hours of sleep we went to my moms for Thanksgiving dinner. It was great, although I probably ate more than what I should have.

Due to all the circumstances last week I hardly got any exercises in, so my goals for this week is to get back on track!

  • Get back on track
  • Drink tons of water

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you all!! I am getting TURBO FIRE for Christmas!!! I am so excited and can't wait to get it!! So, why don't you give the gift of fitness this holiday season!!


@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

What is Turbo Fire? I clicked on the link but it looks like membership to Beach Body. Either way good luck with your goals this week!

lorrie said...

I'm glad you were able to be there for your husband and had a nice trip meeting family. I know this week you will do awesome hugs

~Lori~ said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss!

Good luck with your goals. Slow and steady wins the race!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! His aunt sounds like a pistol! love it!

Good luck with your goals! I know you'll do great :)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

So sorry about JR's step-mom. I'm glad you were able to go for the funeral.

Great goals for the week - hope it's going well!