52 Weeks…..Starting again…


I could go into great detail, but let’s just keep it to:

1.  Trip to San Francisco for Giants game.

2.  DH gets sick and after a week is admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.

3.  The day he is admitted I am diagnosed with Lupus.

4.  Middle daughter, Emily, is driving cross country from Reno, Nevada to her new job in Charleston, SC.  So I have to worry about tornadoes and strangers.

Here are a few highlights, but the main point is I have not organized a thing.  Just taking care of DH has been a full-time job.  However, I did take 2 hours away from the hospital (when DH had a friend visiting) to watch Bridesmaid’s after Iris’ hilarious review.  My older daughters were seeing it that day and I just spur of the moment thought I have got to get out of here.  I told DH I was going home to rest after all I do have lupus….., but veered into the local theatre on the way home and the movie was just starting.  Just what I needed!

Me so happy to have not just one, but 2 Websters, the gold one with an extension to reach the highest points of my house so I don’t have to wait for DH to come and get cobwebs down (I am talking outside).  We have a terrible spider web problem here in Northern California and you house can be as messy as you want, but for some reason I HATE seeing cobwebs around a front door!  I confess I am very judgmental when it comes to that.  But hey if it looks like a storm went through your house, I have no problem with that.  At this point I had no idea what the next 2 weeks would hold for me….. I was just blissfully envisioning a cobweb free zone…..

Are we having fun yet?

Well these two obviously are.  MD asked an Arizona player as they were on the field warming up if she could “have his balls”, which apparently cracked up everyone around her.  First he gave one to a little boy and then to her…of course….she is a fake blond by the way, but was a sweet little blond 2 year old who caused people to ask who her father was….DH did not find that amusing…how did I get off on that.  She is 30 now and is acting like a 14-year-old!  I have to admit my girls are a lot of fun.  Just watching all the men look at them and make remarks as we walked a distance behind them into the pregame sports bar for dinner was pretty entertaining. 

This was parked outside our hotel.  I think it was a BMW, but I just had to take a picture and share. 

The view of the city after the golden gate is beautiful:

Oh wait, that’s Sausalito….

Aah there it is…San Francisco.

So life has been rough as evidenced by:

My former lovely dining room table that was even featured one of Laura’s 52 weeks posts (www.orgjunkie.com) :

Ooh that Mother’s Day orchid does look pretty though doesn’t it!  I have missed keeping up on everyone’s progress and hope to get back to my habit of reading every single entry of this challenge.  It really does help keep me motivated.

And for all you Southerner’s ahem (coughirsiscough) this is what a real taco shell is:

Taken at a Walmart somewhere south of us since our county will not allow one.  Here are a few closeups in case anyone is confused:

and our favorite:

Also I have discovered at Costco a delightful new adult beverages for those of you with children out of school or soon to be.  It can be disguised as lemonade.  Just make sure you have real lemonade when the kids want some. 

You can even pretend to me one of those totally together fabulous Italian women like DH’s TV girlfriend Giada:

2 parts Lemoncello

1 part San Pellegrino

Squeeze of lemon

Perfection!  If you are feeling really elegant, slice a lemon and put on the side of your glass!

Happy Organizing.  Hope to see you next week with someting accomplished!

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

7 Responses to 52 Weeks…..Starting again…

  1. Your plate is quite full! You deserve & MUST take time for yourself! Consider your movie time ‘Mental Health Time’, because truly, that’s what it was. Hang in there. Things WILL get better & you’ll get back on track to organizing.

  2. Love Guerrero tortillas, especially the whole wheat ones. Adore the Giants ballpark! Your post made me realize we need to build some games into our summer program, so thanks.

  3. You have had so much going on! That’s exactly when the house falls apart for me.

    Have you read butyoudontlooksick.com? She has lupus, and her perspective is fascinating.

  4. Becky L. says:

    What a week you had! Hope your hubby is getting better and can come home soon. I sewed a fabric book for my granddaughter’s birthday. She loved it! Am slowly keeping up with organizing. Will post soon. haven’t felt good most of the week so am behind as well. Loved all the photos you share. Hugs!

  5. Alexandra says:

    You have so much going on. Do only what you absolutely have to do. Most important thing is to take care of yourself and your family.

  6. MonicaB says:

    You have had quite a week. Sometimes you just need to take a health/mental break from the to do list. Take care of yourself, the rest can wait.

  7. Wow, I’m sorry to hear that you and hubby are not well. I pray for a quick recovery! Whew, I can imagine that all can throw life into some chaos – wonderful to see your joyful heart through it all though! I’m sure your dining room table will soon be restored to its former glory! Beautiful photos – my hubby and I lived near San Francisco for just over a year (about 10 years ago) then we moved back to South Africa. We loved going to visit Sausalito – brings back many memories. Glad you had a great trip. Hope its a better week! love, Karyn

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