Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sad News, 12 Miles, Christmas at my Sister's

Hi friends! I’m sorry I’ve been a bit out of it! It’s been crazy over here… I’ll back up!

Tuesday was my first day of vacay. Nice. I slept in, watched TV, went to the grocery store, walked 4 miles and just chilled. Lovely. Around 7 p.m. my friend/manager Melissa and her husband Jon and new baby Madison came over! So good to see her and to meet her little baby. We had some wine and beer and caught up – she had never seen the house so that was fun, too. Her baby was super sweet and very cute – I can’t believe how much she’s grown in only a month – crazy! I ended up at 1,755 calories, 155 carbs, 36 fat grams and 83 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

We did get some bad news Tuesday, Austin’s grandfather (mom’s dad) has passed away. He was 93 years old – the one who we went to visit this summer in VA for his birthday. Such a wonderful person; he always had the wisest things to say and was seriously sharp as a tack up until his last day. Could talk politics one second, then ask you about a family member by first and last name whom he'd only met once. Amazing. He was a special person and will be missed. The funeral is Tuesday so we’re making arrangements now…Austin is doing really well though; we’re just happy that he’s lived this long, but of course are sad to see him go.

Wednesday we woke up to other news – Austin’s grandmother (dad’s mom) who has recently suffered from breast cancer has had her cancer spread to her brain. She was admitted to the hospital for radiation to help the swelling go down. The day was a little weird with Austin at work so I just piddled around the house waiting to see about his grandfather’s funeral and about his grandmother’s situation. I walked 4 miles, cooked a bit, made a pie, wrapped a few presents, and then it was time to go visit his grandmother. It was so sad to see her so uncomfortable and in so much pain, and to see her husband who has been with her since they were teenagers so scared. I hated it for the family… we left there after an hour or so, headed home, wrapped the rest of the presents and called it a night. I ended up at 1,750 calories, 237 carbs, 55 fat grams and 68 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Today we continued to struggle with arrangements. Are we flying or driving? Are we leaving Sunday or Monday? Can we get off of work? Where will Reuben go? I know it will all work out but am ready to know what we’ll do. It’s just very hard with both of his parents suffering right now and needing to be in two places at once. I again tried to stay busy at home, this time cleaning up a bit, cooking some more and watching Lost Season 5. I went to the gym and walked 2.5 miles and ran 1.5 miles. Then I headed home, showered and went to my sister’s house for our Christmas. It was so good to see her and my mom, stepdad and her husband Zach. We had yummy lasagna dinner, great conversations and just a good, easy time. It was so good to see them and chill out. And of course Reuben had a blast with my mom’s Momo and Buster and with Devon’s Sadie girl! (he loves the pupper packs!) We also had some yummy desserts and got to see Devon's in-laws, the Porters- SUCH nice people. It was so fun to give out gifts this year - I love surprising people! And it was great to get such nice, thoughtful gifts from everyone - i'll have to take pictures! Speaking of... I know this post is sadly devoid of pics – I took lots at my sister’s but haven’t downloaded! I also need to post today’s stats – I’m too tired to do it now! I did want to post though and to tell you guys Merry Christmas and happy Holidays! Take care – looking forward to reading your bloggies soon. :) Talk to you soon!!

23 comments:

angieinatlanta said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sad news; his grandfather sounds amazing and his grandmother will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

I hope you have a merry, or as merry as possible given the circumstances, Christmas!

fitlizzio said...

i'm sorry to hear about that. Sending good thoughts your way! I hope you have a merry christmas despite the circumstances!

MaryT said...

so sad to hear all of that news...I will keep Austin's family in my prayers - give him a big hug from Scotty and me! let me know if yall need anything...hope to see yall soon

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm so sorry about all the sadness in your life right now. You, Austin, and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I hope you'll be able to find some joy today. Merry Christmas!

Kelly Olexa said...

Merry Christmas Sweetie. So thankful that I "met" you in 2009. You're the best! XOXO

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Sorry to hear about all the bad news! Hopefully things will be brighter in the new year. Happy Holidays!!!

lauradishes said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Austin's grandpa & grandma. :( I hope that his grandma feels better + more comfortable really soon.

I think that your work will understand- I was surprised at how understanding my work's bereavement policy was. Oh, and Delta has bereavement fares in case you guys decide to fly.

If Reuben needs a last minute sitter, then send him over. I'll watch him... seriously!

prettyface said...

I can feel what you guys are going through- had this same scenario happen recently with my family.

I'm so s rry- and things will work out. Don't worry about the plans. Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas

*Naomi* said...

i am so sorry to hear about your news...my thoughts are with your family!! I hope you had a great holiday, despite

xox

Erica said...

Oh goodness girl- I'm so sorry you have so much going on right now. My heart is with you both.

Merry Christmas!! <3

inmytummy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your news. Your family will be in my thoughts.

homecookedem said...

So sorry you and your family is having to deal with such sad news. Especially during the holidays. I'll be thinking of yall.

haute.teapot said...

I just wanted to say I'm so sorry to hear that...that is truly hard to be going through and during the holidays. I'll be praying for you and hope the rest of the holidays are filled with joy and your loved ones.

intheskinny said...

Hey Kelly - I'm so sorry to hear about everything that's going on with your family. My grandmas passed away the day after Christmas a few years ago and it was rough. I hate that your family has to go through this at this time of the year.

I hope you had a good time with your family yesterday.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

So sorry about your sad news. I hope you got it all worked out.

I know this Christmas had a tinge of sadness, but I hope you still had a blessed time.

Take care.

Monica said...

Love you guys. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out.

biz319 said...

Wow, so sorry that this is going on, especially during the holidays!

Hugs to you both and Merry Belated Christmas!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry my dear! That is sad news to the max... I'm sending good wishes your way.

Lara (Thinspired) said...

Oh my--this is tough stuff, sweetie. I am so sorry. I hope you still managed to enjoy your holiday as much as possible. Hugs. xoxbe

dailygoods said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your news :( youre in my thoughts and prayers!! love you times a million!!!

homecookedem said...

So sorry you and your family is having to deal with such sad news. Especially during the holidays. I'll be thinking of yall.

fitlizzio said...

i'm sorry to hear about that. Sending good thoughts your way! I hope you have a merry christmas despite the circumstances!

*Naomi* said...

i am so sorry to hear about your news...my thoughts are with your family!! I hope you had a great holiday, despite

xox