After a day or drizzle and rain, finally later in the afternoon, it all turned to snow. We only have 3 or 4 inches outside at the house but the pass was closed from about 5 pm on. Not sure if it’s open yet or still closed. It was a blizzard with lots of sideways snow and poor visibility. Jag and I did go to practice at 6:30 but then left as he had finished his 15 minutes with the Athletic Trainer at 4 in the afternoon, which was all he was allowed to do. Today he can participate in some non-contact shooting drills at practice which is from 8 to 11. He’s doing much better, thankfully.
I heard from Tom around 3 or so that the movers were all done. Hopefully Derek’s flight is not delayed this morning. Maybe there’s no snow in Denver, we’re not sure. I went to sleep around 7:30 and only woke up once before getting up at 5:30 this morning. I needed a good nights sleep as it seems like I haven’t had one in months.
Today and tomorrow we’re going to take it easy. We do have the Bronco game tomorrow we might go to just for fun. I bought the boys Chinese food for dinner last night even though I made a big pot of chicken soup. Oh well, the soup will be good today.
The kids are now off until a week from Monday. It’ll be Christmas soon and then 2018. Hard to believe. I still vividly remember spending December 31st, 1999 with Lori on a beach with a huge bonfire in Seattle. Luckily, a few months later, she married me! Hard to believe that was like 17 years ago.
Robins moving van showed up yesterday so I’m sure she’s having fun going through all the boxes and rearranging the furniture in her house. Not sure when the moving van will get to Georgia. Tommy said Derek took a ton of the Christmas stuff which will take them weeks to go through on its own. That’ll be fun for the girls! I’m glad everyone is getting some things, not so much furniture, but photos and memorabilia of past generations in our family. I know Tasha will enjoy and cherish the things from her grandmother (Mom) and great grandparents. As I said a month or so ago, I wish we would have gone through this stuff earlier so I could have asked Mom some questions and reminisced about the good old days with her. Oh well, now we’ll have to piece it together on our own.
Deb Rubin, Mom’s close friend, and I texted back and forth yesterday as she was having a bad day, missing Mom. She’s driving up the east coast today to family for the holiday. I understand how she feels as I, and I’m sure all of us, have those days. Mom always told me the holidays were the toughest without Dad. While I understood this, I’m sure it will be hard for us this Christmas. At least after Dad passed, Mom was still here. Everyone says life goes on, which it does, but that doesn’t really console you much when you’ve lost your Mom. But as she’d say, you do what you have to do, so time to cowboy up and move on. All we can do is live our lives like Mom would want us to. I’m personally trying to make sure that I treat everyone in the family the way she’d want me to. Her biggest fear was that “things” or disagreements would tear us apart, meaning we’d fight over this piece of furniture or lamp or antique. Thankfully, that hasn’t really happened. For me, there’s no “thing” I care about as much as anyone in our family. Life’s too short.
So, have a great weekend, take care and send us your Christmas list! Tasha, we especially need to know what the girls want as we want to send some gifts. Take care, be safe and God Bless.