Thursday, July 01, 2010

WOW...Half A Year Done Already

The 1st of July already! Can you believe 2010 is half over??

I am beginning my 11 day vacation today. I woke up around 6:30, which is a nice sleep in for me since I normally get up at 3:30. I took an early shower so I could get the laundry started afterwards. I have a lot of laundry to get through. 1 load of clothes, another load of towels and then 2 loads of linen. 1 load is the new sheet set I bought for Sara's bed and the other is the set of sheets that I took off her bed last night.

Sara is arriving tonight around 8pm for the weekend, and possibly more. I am going to do my best to convince her that she should seriously consider moving in with us for the time being. Sara has suffered a very difficult break up with Brad after three years together and she has been struggling to just get through the week. It's been very hard on her to be almost 100 miles away from her family. Luckily she has 1 good friend in Massachusetts that has been looking after her the last couple of days but she needs to be here with her family. Hopefully the long weekend with us will take her mind off her troubles for a little while. She knows she has a home here with George and me but her job is in Wellsley, Massachusetts and it will be about a 2 hour commute to work if she does move back here. She really has a hard time being in their apartment so I don't think she wants to go back there. So her options are either find a new job closer to us or find an apartment she can afford near her job down there. Either way, there is no immediate solution to the situation.
So last night George and I went shopping and bought a new comforter/sheet set for the spare room. Then we cleaned out the room and rearranged it, and today I am washing all the sheets and blankets. Hunter sometimes naps on the pillows in there so I have to wash everything to get the dog hair off of them. I have the bed half made, just waiting for the blanket to come out of the dryer now and will finish it up as soon as it's dry. I also bought a candle to make the room smell nice with her favorite scent, vanilla. We put my spare bookcase in there with a couple of books and some family pictures on it. It was a little difficult to find pictures that didn't have Brad in them but I found a few. Luckily I had some photos of her with George's nephews, who seem to be some of her new favorite people and I printed a couple of them out and stuck them in some frames. Not perfect but I hope the room looks inviting and comfortable for her. The room actually used to belong to Patrick so it is painted blue and red, not exactly girly colors but we did the best we could on short notice. Anyway, she is definitely spending the long weekend here and we've arranged to keep her busy for most of it.

On Saturday, we have a BBQ/pool party at my brother Dave's. That should be a lot of fun and the weather promises to be sunny and hot. On Sunday, the 4th, Jon, Nikki, Nicole, Matt and the kids are coming over for a BBQ. Jon is doing double duty since he is our resident mechanic and Nicole's car needs a little work done and we have a garage so he can work on it here. Sara's car also needs to be looked at so he has offered to do that too. We bought over $100 worth of fireworks to shoot off once it gets dark so it should be a good, fun time.

I am going to bake some chocolate chip cookies later this afternoon. Those aren't just for her...I've been craving them for awhile now and it's sunny but cool outside today so it's a perfect day for that. I kind of like being home and acting like a housewife.

George lucked out and also has next week off. We didn't make any plans but I know I want to get the other spare bedroom, which contains a lot of my stuff that I moved up here from my house, cleaned out and organized. That should take an entire day. I have also set aside one afternoon for my friend Rose and her hubby to come up and spend some time with us. We haven't seen them since just after Christmas and I miss my best friend. The rest of the week...who knows. Hopefully we will get to do something fun.

OK so I better get cracking and finish up my projects. Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful 4th. Be safe, no matter what you end up doing and enjoy!!!


Intense Guy said...

I hope you enjoy your fourth of july.

It's sad to hear about Sara heartbreak. She has such a sunny smile I hope it returns quickly.

I don't think a two-hour commute is going to work, or least not for very long. I used to have relatives that lived in South Natick that would have provided her a room for a couple months without batting eye - but no longer. With college out for the summer months - perhaps there is a place near Wellsly College (or even "on campus") that would serve until she found a "better" place.

I don't know what caused the break up - but I suspect Brad will regret it, in time.

I hope you and George get to enjoy some fabulous you and George time!

Lainie said...

Thanks Iggy...I hope she is able to get over this soon. She is a very strong young woman but right now she is completely heartbroken. I can say this here because she doesn't read my blog but although I like Brad, I never thought they would last very long. He's lazy, sloppy and a bit immature but he was always nice to her. I don't know what actually happened but it was Brad who broke it off and I suspect you are right...he will regret it eventually. Hopefully, by then, she will be swept away by someone who is right for her. She is beautiful and smart and has a lot to offer...I doubt she will be single for long.

You are right also about the commute...I don't see it working for long if at all especially since she hates to drive. But it is summer and an alternative until she either finds another job or someplace else to live. This has been a lesson learned for her though. She claims she will not move in with a guy and change her entire life again without a ring on her finger. I hope she sticks with that.

AliceKay said...

I was sorry to read about Sara and Brad. Sara seems to have a wonderful personality (like her mom in that respect) so I hope she can pick up the pieces and move on soon. Mr. Right might be just around the corner, but I know she won't be looking until her heart heals. Heartbreak in any form is hard to overcome. I wish her all the best. (Eric's wedding might be hard on her)

We can guide our children, but we have to let them make their own decisions, even when we think they're making a mistake or should take more time to think about their options. Parenting can be really difficult sometimes, can't it?

I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your BBQs and family time.

I love fireworks. :)

Lainie said...

Thanks AK. It's never easy being a parent no matter how old your children get.
Sara got here this evening and she couldn't wait to see the new bedding in her room. Well how were we to know that Brad had the exact same comforter set. Poor kid, her face fell and her eyes welled up. George and I went in and changed the bed back to the old bedding. Not sure if Kohl's will let me exchange it since it has been washed. What are the odds?? Best laid plans...

Anyway, she is now crashed out on the sofa with Huntababes. I hope tomorrow is a better day for her.

Toriz said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sarah's breakup.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Lainie said...

Thanks Tori. :-)

Deanna said...

Break ups are never easy. I hope Sara is able to pick up the pieces soon. I'm with Iggy. I can't see a two hour commute working very well.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th. Our bunch is getting together Monday.

Anonymous said...

It sure is hard to believe its July already time is just flying by so quick.

Im so sorry to hear about your daughters heartbreak, that is so sad and I hope whatever decision she makes things work out for her.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and that you and hubby have a great week together also :o)

Lainie said...

Thank you everyone. Sara seems to be doing well as long as she is surrounded by her loved ones. She will be back to her happy self soon...I hope.

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