The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Knock, knock….anyone still there?  Sorry I haven’t posted an actually written post for a couple weeks.  It’s been crazy on the work front, so by the time the evenings & weekends roll around I usually sit in a coma from all the craziness during the week.  This week has been one of the roughest weeks in a long time.

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The Ugly: – Crazy & chaotic changes at work that are just not well thought out.  One of those things where you’re just so overwhelmed by everything, you just want to cry in the morning when your alarm goes off.

The Bad: One of my closest friends from high school lost his 2.5 yr old little superhero this week.  He laid down for a nap on Monday & never woke up.  It’s been such a heartbreaking week with all of the posts on Facebook.  The amount of strength and pure faith I’ve seen from his posts this week has been simply amazing.  It was also pretty amazing that they had a “Celebration of Life” vs. a funeral.  They asked that everyone wear a superhero shirt or character shirt that a 2 year old would approve of and to please not wear black.  Hundreds of people posted pics this week of their character shirts or superhero capes that they were sporting that day in memory of little Grayden.  And even more people changed there profile pics to a superhero in honor of this precious little angel.  The support they received this week was just overwhelming.  I’m so grateful that they were surrounded with so much love this week.  Since I was unable to make the trip from Orlando to St. Louis to be there, I was grateful for all the pics that were posted and people that took video of the balloon release after the celebration.  I was glad I was able so see those little bits & pieces from afar.

Grayden.CollageThe Good:  In exactly 4 hours I’ll be picking up my parents from the Orlando International Airport!  Woo-Hoo!  After a week like this, I need a damn hug from my parents!  They are in town for my dad’s conference that lasts thru Wednesday afternoon, so they’ll be staying at the Disney Dolphin & Swan for the first part of the week & then they’ll be coming to my house until I have to take them back to the airport next Sunday.  Only plans we’ve got so far are dinner reservations at Disney’s Hoop De Doo Revue on Wednesday & then an airboat ride Thursday morning.  I’ll probably drag them up to the state park early Friday morning & show them all the manatees in the springs!  It’s an awesome site!  It’s been about a year since I was there last.

Manatees Galore at Blue Spring State Park

Since I’m a super awesome daughter…I went out this morning and rented a 2013 Dodge Dart for the week.  I only have an old 2-door car that I can’t run the A/C in or it sounds like it’s going to fall apart.  So, I opted to rent a four door car with A/C, because I know I hate climbing in and out of a 2-door car, so thought I’d make it easy on them.  It makes me nervous driving it though because they kind of make you feel really guilty if you opt out of insurance for the car, but it literally doubles the price, so I’ll just have to be super careful and hope everyone else on the road is too!

2013DodgeDartWell, that about wraps up my week…the good, the bad & the ugly.  With only two days of work next week & I took off the rest of the week…next week is going to be a whole lot better!  Have a great weekend!

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2 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    • Thanks Jessica! I’m sure I’ll have a blast with my parents…we’ve already had some pretty good laughs this weekend. Plus, they are staying on Disney property for the first part of the week, so that’s always fun to tool around the hotel & check everything out. 🙂

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