What a beautiful weekend

We are now inside the 45 day window for the prophylactic mastectomy.  ON one hand still a long way off yet on the other when I think about all that has happened the time has flown! I have been scrubbing the house from top to bottom.  I hate spring cleaning but do love to look through a newly cleaned window. Funny how impending surgery can result in the house probably being cleaner than it has been in years!

And what a time to clean windows since the weather this weekend has been awesome!  Blue skies, mid 70’s, sun and birds chirping.  I have been able to open windows to let  the house air out, love it!   I can’t believe that this is the forecast for the entire weekend! We put the heater on the pool on yesterday so today may be the first swim for the girls who of course are totally excited!

One last climate comment, The Bailey’s have finally broken the terrible weather streak!!!!! Megan’s communion was yesterday and it was gorgeous! As I have stated in other posts, we are so known for terrible rains etc it was very nice to be able to break that streak!

The Communion was beautiful.  It was a long day, Megan’s hair appointment at 8am, communion service at 10:30 party at 1 pm then some friends and family back to the house afterward. Megan looked so beautiful!  Like a little angel. The service itself was long.  It was amusing watching the kids in their new dresses and suits dance in the aisles trying hard to sit still. It was equally amusing watching the faces as they had the first taste of the host. They practiced with ice cream cones..not exactly the same  :-).

The party was wonderful! We had a DJ for the kids who seemed to be a big hit.  Lots of smile, no tears or whining so a huge hit in my book!  It was nice to see everyone and hope they all had as nice a time as we did!

I am grateful for so many things but to sum it up:

  • Beautiful weather
  • Beautiful Family
  • Great times with friends and family

Party planning not a future career move!

I hate planning parties.  Who do you invite? Did you get everyone?  Who does not talk to this or that one. Version 4 of the seating chart to begin shortly. Supposed to be a celebration for my daughter for Making her First Holy communion instead becomes a series of tracking down RSVPs and drama.  Add to it my non practicing religious side  and it makes for a somewhat stressful few weeks leading to the event.

Then we have the prophylactic Mastectomy.  I am one of  two dozen plus cousins on my mother’s side where  she was the oldest of 9 children.  Add the husband’s family and some friends, you can end up with a cast of thousands some of which know all about the surgery and have from the beginning other who did not have a clue.  Now I am challenged with trying to get everyone on the same page prior to 5/19 so that the topic of conversation at every table is not my boobs! In the end, I just hope it is a good time for all.  Open bar and DJ for the kids..what else do you need right?  Should be a good time!

I have a mother’s day tea at Madison’s school Wednesday.  She is so excited.  Funny how something so minor in my mind can mean so much to a 5-year-old.  I also had a hair appointment for the same time (to have my natural color put back into my hair :-))but had to move that a few hours. SO I will go to the tea than right to the salon making me very late to pick her up.  Because of that Madison will now take a small nap at the Pre-K.  Now, Madi has not taken a nap for me for months.  I normally pick her up right after lunch. She thinks it is so cool to nap there.  She has already picked out a blanket and special stuffed friend to take with her that day.  Amazing how little minds work!  We will see if she still finds it so fun when I pick her up.

Today’s list:

  • I am grateful for a much-needed chiropractor visit this morning!
  • Megan’s first attempt at playing catcher in her softball game being a success
  • The super hug I get from Madison when I pick her up from school
  • Hearing “I love you mommy” from both as I put them to bed…nothing better than this!