A Family Reunited

Hi Guys!

How was your weekend?  Mine went by SO FAST!  I swear it felt like I blinked my eyes and it was already Sunday night.

Rob made it home early enough on Saturday morning for a couple hour cuddle session.  He picked up a bug during his travels and wasn’t feeling great all weekend.  Poor guy. 😦  While he continued to rest in the bedroom, my sister popped by to enjoy breakfast outside with me.  We made a quick Starbuck’s run to get iced coffees and egg white spinach feta wraps.  I brought a reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich and venti awake tea home for Rob, as well.  Jess and I sat outside enjoying our sisterly conversation, our food and the sunshine for about an hour.  Then, it got a lil too hot for us and we made our way into the cool kitchen.

Eventually, Jess had to be on her way home and I went in for more cuddles with Rob.  After we finished watching a tv movie (totally forget what we saw now) Rob went to his sister’s so she could work on his rib some more and check out his throat.  I decided to use that time wisely to run some errands, since we had a birthday dinner to go to later Saturday night.  By the time Rob made it home, he had 30 minutes to get himself ready.  Guys are so lucky.  It takes me 30 minutes alone to finish with my hair, since I have so much of it! 

We ended up going to Bobbique for dinner.  I wish my camera was working because this place would have been perfect to photograph.  They had an extensive selection of beers and the food was wonderful.  Live music played as we enjoyed the remainder of our meal.  I’d definitely love to go back again and since my sister will be moving very close to the restaurant it’s definitely a possibility. 😉

I’m not going to lie, I had a spaz attack Sunday morning while getting ready for a family get together.  Nothing seemed to be fitting correctly and I started to silently cry.  About 30 minutes into my sob session, Rob knocked on the bedroom door to make sure I was ok.  He knew something was wrong because he didn’t hear me for so long.  Even though he didn’t feel good, Rob patiently helped me go through tops until I found one that was acceptable and he even did a little slow dance with me to make the tears stop, which they did.  Rob is exactly the type of person I need in my life.  He never makes me feel bad about my struggles and always makes me feel as if whatever issues I have are valid (which is something I didn’t have in the past).

By that point, I was running late to get to my aunt and uncle’s house and my siblings all made it there before me.  Due to some issues with my dad, we all hadn’t seen this side of the family for years (for some of us almost a decade).  I won’t get into it all now, but basically my father is like a human tornado.  How one man can destroy so many things I will never understand.  Anyway….

I was feeling good and excited as I parked the car and walked up the steps to the house.  It was gorgeous out.  I lazily walked up the pathway that made its way through a garden of beautiful wild flowers.  I breathed in deeply and enjoyed the sun on my face.  We really couldn’t have asked for a better day to get together. 

I knocked on the front door and as soon as I saw my aunt, tears once again flooded my face.  Really?  Again?!?! Jeez!  I’m such a mush!  I wasn’t the only one though, because my aunt welcomed me with her own tears and stated that it had been far too long.  She walked me out back where my uncle and two cousins were sitting with my siblings.  More hugs and tears until everyone was laughing about how sensitive I am.  One of my sisters exclaimed, “I knew Kim was going to cry.”  Another told me that she had brought tissues for me, as she pulled them out of her purse.  Man, I guess I’m predictable!  The rest of the day was filled with laughter and smiles until we headed home a little after 8 PM.

Before leaving, we all made a point to have pictures taken together.

A Family Reunited

I will treasure this forever, but I know we will have many more of these.  Family is so important to me and losing my dad’s side of the family with the divorce really impacted us. 

I didn’t make it home until after 9 PM where my poor guy was still feeling horrible.  We watched True Blood together and then made it to bed where we both quickly fell to sleep.  Between his being sick and my emotional day we both welcomed sleep. 

It’s a good thing I went to bed on the earlier side last night.  Little did I know it was going to be one of THOSE days. Be back later to recap my frustrating morning.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Kim

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Smiling Through Tears

Hi There,

My post is later than normal, because I got distracted with some additional work this afternoon.  The nerve of them!  Not like they aren’t giving me a paycheck ever two weeks or anything.  😉

I don’t know what happened yesterday.  I was in a pretty decent mood all day and then I was hit with sadness.  I quickly saw my mood changing towards the end of the day.  Then, I spoke with my father for part of my car ride home.  Let’s just say that was a bad move.  My heart is too soft and he was telling me certain things that made me even sadder.  It’s strange that the man can make me sad and mad at the same time.  He totally feels he’s the victim to certain things going on within the family; however, he’s the person that created all of the problems.  In the past I told him “You made the decisions that affected everyone’s lives.  Now, you can’t control people’s responses to those decisions.”  He doesn’t seem to understand that though.  Unfortunately, I don’t think he ever will.  You never know though…. 

I wish things could be different.  All I want is for everyone to be happy and healthy and knowing that isn’t the case made me even more gloomy than when I left work.  By the time I got home I had tears streaming down my cheeks.  I parked the car and cried for a little while.  I then entered the house with thoughts of sitting on the patio to read in the sun.  Instead, I headed to the couch to cry a lil more.

Crying on the couch is where Rob found me when he made it home from kiteboarding.  The man had a gash in his knee that needed stitches, but as soon as he saw my tears you could tell that all he wanted was for me to be smiling.  There’s just something about Rob that can make me smile through my tears and smile I did.  Not only did he get me to smile, but he had me cracking up.  He’ll be a great dad one day.

After earning his gold star for the day, we headed over to his sister’s house.  His sister and brother-in-law are both doctors.  His sister took care of his knee while I entertained her (almost) 2 year old twins and 7 year old son.  We read books, played with the dog, colored and jumped around.  It was a busy night for all.

At 9 PM it was time for the boys to hit the hay, so Rob & I hit the road.  We made it home to watch Royal Pains and then hit the sack ourselves.  I could barely lift my head off the pillow this morning when I tried to wake up to go to the gym.  I’ve been extremely tired lately and I think that it has a lot to do with stress.  That stress will get you every time, I tell ya!  I was much more refreshed 2 hours later when I finally did make it out of bed.

The day whizzed by and here I sit.  Two minutes left to the work day and then I’m out of here.  One day to go until the long weekend.  I’m beginning to feel like the Little Engine That Could.  I just keep chanting that I can make it one more day. 

Hope today was a good one for you!

Kim