Happy August everyone! I hope this week has treated you well.
I know a few of you were asking if my grandma was indeed moving after I mentioned she had been looking at houses near my parents. It turns out that she decided against moving, which didn’t really surprise us all that much. She seemed excited in the moment, but I guess that happens to most people when looking for a new home. You can’t help but imagine yourself living there.
She defaulted back to saying she’s too old to move at this point. Needless to say, it’s given me some perspective. I’m nowhere near her age, so obviously I can’t speak for her, but my grandma has always struck me as active for her age.
Until recently. I really hate to say it, so let’s just say she has one very good friend left now. She no longer has her weekly card games to look forward to, and I do wonder if that’s had an impact on her. Which is why we’ve been encouraging her to move and start over here.
R brought up a really good point, and said that maybe she is just worried about losing more friends if she moves. Wherever she goes, reality stays the same. And while my parents’ community is 55+, most people are in their 60s and 70s, not 80s.
So I’ll just say that I am being grateful that my grandma still has the option of living alone. Her friend isn’t faring so well, as she fell and landed herself in the hospital again last week :/. (Thankfully she’s fine.)
But I am concerned, since both my aunt’s have plans to move away, and I’d rather not have my grandma there absolutely alone. That’s not for another year, so no use worrying I guess.
I already told my mom that we should split the cost of a plane ticket as a Christmas present for my grandma. If she won’t move down here, she can at least visit more!
As usual, I have to give R a little mention here. I had been having sort of a rough week, and he’s always there telling me things will get better, things are not as bad as I make them out to be, and that everything will work out in the end.
I have no clue how he does it, as I’m not someone that’s optimistic 100% of the time, at all. I’ve been working on it (mainly with these posts), but I guess it’s also easier to do when you’re not in the other person’s head.
I wish I could pay him back sometimes, but he rarely needs comforting, so I bake him things instead. That counts, right?
R and I are really looking forward to next week, as we’re taking a semi-vacation.
A golf outing for his department has been planned for a while, but everything was finalized within the last week or so. They’re going away Wednesday and Thursday, and it just so happens to be 10 minutes away from my parents! So R took Friday off to make it a long weekend.
We’ll be spending Tuesday night at my parents’, and he doesn’t need to get to the resort they’re staying at until noon on Wednesday. He thinks everyone will be leaving sometime early Thursday, so that leaves us with a little time to enjoy ourselves. I’m very grateful it all worked out this way, and I get some extra time with my parents yet again.
We can’t decide whether or not he should take another few days off in September or October (to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday), or if we should make this our actual vacation. It sucks when dealing with limited time off (3 vacation days, and he has been at the company for over a year).
If so, I am possibly thinking about splurging on an experience – jet skiing! I went one time, years ago, and thought it was well worth it. It’s a 2 hour tour through a waterway, eventually leading you out into the ocean, with the goal of seeing some dolphins. You also stop at a few tiny islands – someone actually proposed there when I went last time. No clue how he held onto the ring!
Of course, it’s cheaper to do on the weekdays, and I’m not sure if Friday falls under that, so I have to check out the pricing. If it’s too much, we’ll probably hold off.
Needless to say, R and I have never been on a week-long “proper” vacation together before, so we would at least like to take advantage of this for now.
Oh and don’t worry, those little ones are coming with us. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled. I’m not comfortable leaving them alone for 5 days, so they’ll have to deal with it =).
Do you have any plans for this weekend? What are you grateful for this week? Does your company have group outings?