Monday, May 21, 2007

Disneyland and more!

I was so busy this weekend that I didn't even have time to think!

I'm running on empty today -- I've had two cups of caffeinated coffee this morning (and I usually don't do caffeine at all) to get going. Saturday I went to pick up an old college friend at about 9:45 at the airport and we spent Saturday catching up and walking all over beach, canals and rest of town. We haven't seen each other in over 20 years (probably closer to 25) and haven't kept up at all until we reconnected by chance last year (he was temping at a network in NYC and I was doing a deal with someone there -- he overheard someone saying "Helen [my last name] calling" and thought there couldn't be too many of those so he called me!). I really can't believe we didn't stay in touch...we just fell right back into our old friendship and had a great time. I feel very lucky to have had this happen!

Went to get DB's Oldest Granddaughter (a/k/a Princess) at her house (above an hour from me)around 4 on Saturday then she and Old Friend and I went to dinner and home for hot tub and early bed. We got up at 6:30 yesterday in order to be at Disneyland by 9 (Old Friend works for Disney and so we got some fantastic and fun perks)! The weather was yucky -- chilly all day until the sun came out about 4:30. We did a TON (both at Disneyland and California Adventure) and didn't leave until after the fireworks at 10 so...after driving Princess home, I got home after midnight. I also did a number somehow on my OTHER knee and was in a lot of pain yesterday...today it's very swollen...I'm hoping I can get it to go down without going to the doc.

DB is in Nearby Town for the week. His mom had a bad fall last week and cracked her pelvis so she's now in a convalescent hospital. I haven't had a real chance to talk with DB about it because things have been hectic up there this weekend with no less than two of his other siblings (including Evil One) up there to help. They aren't able to care for both his dad and mom with just one there...mostly because his dad needs constant watching like a 2-year-old. You might think that this would make them realize they need some professional elder care, but you'd be wrong. Both parents are pretty far gone mentally, but physically just keep trucking along. It's really sad actually...and reminds me how lucky we were that my dad went quickly...both for him and for us (although, of course, it doesn't feel that way when it happens).

Holding down the fort here, hoping no drama with the house sale/purchase this week since my realtor is out of town on vacation. And I have a hugely busy week. I need to get to the gym (tonight if possible with the other knee problem) at least twice, take my mom for a colonoscopy at the ungodly hour of 6:30 am on Wednesday (which means I'll probably have to get up around 4:30...yikes). And I hope to get to see Old Friend again before he heads back home on Sunday.

And, of course, I'm back on the WOW program this week...getting booze consumption in control again, getting back to good eating (although I didn't really eat much last week at all and was pretty darn good -- at least as good as you can be -- at Disneyland this weekend), etc. I feel better already. :-)

Needless to say, I am looking forward to the long weekend coming up...A LOT.

1 comment:

Lori said...

You know, Helen, as soon as my knee gets better, I swear, I'm going to come out and see you. You have the most fun of anyone I know!

That's so cool about your old friend -- I love serendipitious things like this.

I hope your knee is better today; I really can emphasize with you on that. The situation with DB's family sounds so sad and slightly dangerous and definitely hard on the kids (and their significant others).