Sunday, October 19, 2008


I had my 2 nieces, nephew, and Mic's goddaughter overnight. We had a ball! We took a long walk around the neighborhood looking for cool Halloween decorations, collected beautiful leaves, came home and had "mummy" dogs and apples for dinner, watched, danced and sang to the movie "Hairspray", did some art projects and played a lot of the card game, "blink". Throw in some fake teeth, woopie cushions, noses that you strap on your face and candy snot drips out of and - BOOM- you got'choself one heck of a slumber party!!!

They stayed up until 1:00am. I crashed out by 12:15.

Today we got up and hand chocolate chip pancakes, went to the park, and took the kids to watch Madeline's soccer game.

I am exhausted... and tonight I am going to a Melissa Ferrick concert.

This week at work was tough. I know, I have a sad job. I am wondering if god is trying to tell me something. Just this week... we had a stillborn and a woman who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 37-- and she was 3 or 4 months pregnant. She was beautiful, looked to be healthy-- the family, obviously, is devastated. For the first time, I do not want to go to work tomorrow. I usually go in before every funeral, talk to the deceased about how much their family loves them and will miss them, I say a little prayer... and I just help in making sure that everything will go smoothly. I hope I can find it in myself to do that with this service. I have been crying since we got the call. There are more details... I need not go into them. It is just even more proof about how short life is, and that you honestly don't know when it will be your last breath.... I can honestly say that I am thankful for each moment... even the shitty ones, as oprah says... When something goes crappy in your life (ooh.. I don't know if OPRAH said crappy-- but you get the jist) say "thank you" because even out of crappy something good comes... a lesson is learned.... a habit is changed.. SOMETHING.

Oh.. Oprah.

To leave you on a lighter note, before I go take a nap to gain SOME energy before tonight...

My nephew.. Chase.

I love him-- he makes me laugh....he didn't take out these fake teeth for an hour.


Anonymous said...

I didn't realise that's what your job was. In my last job, I helped someone get a job in that field. Interesting and sad.

Hope your day gets better.

Anonymous said...

You have way more energy than I have. Good for you Auntie Casey!