Well greetings and Happy Easter. I hope all of you had a wonderful day. I did despite the lack of sleep I had. I got up by 8 and did some surfing and then got ready for bingo. I was going to make DD run but the line was far too long.
It was nearly 9:30 when I arrived at the nursing home. Robin the newest Recreation staff member was on duty today and it was good to see her. We chatted for a bit and then started to get ready. We started bingo early (or at least tried) so that I could leave earlier or on time for church. We also had Communion Distributed as well. So we ended up playing for 45 minutes. I left by 11 and got to the church by quarter after.
When I arrived I sat with Nelson and Liz. She was getting ready and then she sat with us. She was serving communion and not the lectern today. I really should remember and know my catholic teachings better. I was expecting today’s service to be long (and not unlike Friday’s readings). It was long but not the same readings. They were shorter then what I was expecting. After church I we ran into my cousins on Mom’s side. I haven’t seen them in quite some time.
I said goodbye to them and headed home. When I arrived Jim and Kristina were in the kitchen talking with Mom. Pretty much everything was set for dinner. Kristina cut her hair recently it is VERY short. Apparently her mother isn’t speaking to her and thinks it makes her look like a boy. I agree it does but I happen to like my hair that short as well.
While Jim took a nap until dinner and Mom was putting last minute things together Kristina took a short walk along the beach and sat and talked. I tried to impart some advice to her and reminded her we loved her no matter what she is doing.
It was just about then we decided to go back to the house. Dinner was really ready but not all the guests were there. I had to call SIL to get them to come. They came a short time later and we got to sit down and eat.
We started off with Shrimp, Roast Beef, the spinach artichoke dish, sweet potatoes, creamed onions (that’s what I had), there were mashed potatoes, rolls, and of course a few desserts. After dinner we talked about photos strategically placed that indicated the kids status in the family. We wanted to make sure Rogier knew he was part of it when we showed him the picture of him and Diane in Mom’s office.
WE also shared stories of Diane as a child and her relationships with Dad (my father) and of course I shared the letter with Rogier that Bob wrote me many years ago. I can’t believe I started crying when I looked at a picture of Bob. Its picture I have looked at a million times a day.
After dinner Jim, Kristina, Ethel, Diane, Rogier and their friend Kevin all went back to Ethel’s to use the new trampoline Ethel bought. That was about an hour. When they were done they came back and said goodbye and headed points south. While they did that our friends Mike, Tessa, Susan and I helped cleaned up (actually they did most of it) WE sat and talked about different things.
Everyone was pretty much gone before 6 pm. Mom did some more cleaning and I put some stuff away and then we relaxed. I have been watching the NCIS marathon and answering some emails.
In a short while I think I am going to bed. As I mentioned I didn’t get to sleep until maybe 2 am this morning.