What a week! One of the managers at work had two family members pass away within two or three days of each other. She was at the funeral of her ex husband, when they found out that her step father had passed away. Since we live in a small community, almost everyone at the store knew both men. The managers ex was a club member of the same motorcycle club my ex belongs to and is like an uncle to my daughters. The two older daughters were at the funeral with their dad when he got a call from his sister saying that their grandmother had passed away. My girls stopped by the house to tell me in person. Tomorrow I go to a wake and Rosary, then Thursday is her funeral. I don't want anymore news of people passing.
I'm stressed out. My move, three deaths, my whole schedule thrown out the window, I have been exhausted since I moved in. My dad wants to go to Clearlake where his cabin is, so we are going up next Monday and staying until Wednesday, then Thanksgiving at my sisters house when we come home. I don't really want to go up to the lake, but the alternative is that my dad will go alone and that is no place to be when sometimes you have knees that give out. I just hope he has phone and electricity still when we get there. Let's just say the bills have been forgotten a couple of times and stuff was shut off. Pray for me!
In spite of all the crap going on, I managed to get some good stuff done this weekend. Monday, Dad and I went to see "Flight". It was a good movie. I could watch Denzel Washington do boring stuff all day and be happy. He was excellent in the movie...of course. I managed to get my laundry done in a timely manner, sort of. I took my coworker/friend grocery shopping. She made it fun, so it wasn't so much of a chore. I brought my chickens down from the other house, they got to run around and acquaint themselves with their new backyard. My dad wants some more now! He also said get some bunnies...I think not. I'm the one taking care of all the critters, house, full time job and him. I also figured out what was going on with his TV in the bedrooms and straightened that out. Now he has TV. I do too, but the programs I get to watch depend on what he is watching. I'll wait to switch mine out to the other type of cable he has. He's got three going on, don't ask! I can't figure that out and he doesn't remember. I have to do some research on what the heck!
I have two short weeks at work coming up. This is critical. It's open enrollment month and they have threatened that if we can't get 38 hours of work in per week they will drop our benefits. I'm not going to stay home from the funeral. I think that may come under a different heading. I have to go to the lake or risk my dad's life by not going and I had asked for one day to do that, so hopefully, I will have enough time to makeup with PTO. That is stressing me also. If they drop my benefits, I will go part time, the days I want to work and if that doesn't work for them, I walk and file a grievance. I'm that tired.
Better Days ahead...right?!?