Monday, May 16, 2011

Let's take a ride on my emotional roller coaster, shall we?

We closed on our house on Friday, May 6th. Getting the keys and stepping foot in our house was very exciting. We spent the weekend completing projects and made a lot of progress on the house. I cannot WAIT to move in for good.


I attended Mother's Day brunch last Sunday, and I am really glad that I did. It was difficult at the time, but the few pangs I felt were totally worth it. I was able to spend time with my grandmother, which ended up being very important, because she passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday at the age of 77. After brunch she (and the rest of my family) came over to our new house and we gave her the grand tour. She was so happy for us and called all seven of her sisters afterward. They all told me about her calls at her wake on Friday. Her death was very shocking and I miss her so much already. She was the most wonderful, caring lady and a joy to everyone that knew her. We did not take any pictures at Mother's Day brunch and I am so upset about that. I can't remember the last time our picture was taken. Here she is with my grandfather, father, and brother on my wedding day and one of AJ and me with all of my grandparents:


After attending my grandmother's funeral on Saturday, AJ and I drove back to DC so that we could attend his law school graduation on Sunday. It was very difficult to leave NY and switch emotional gears, but we did, and we enjoyed the day as best we could. I am so proud of my husband and all that he has accomplished in the last three years.

While we were in NY, I received phone calls for two interviews in two different school districts in NY. I am flying back to NY tomorrow night for my first interview on Wednesday morning. I am really hoping to land this job. It is in the town next to where we will be living and in the same town as AJ's law firm. The other interview is next Friday, also known as moving day in this household. We haven't quite figured out how we are going to fanangle that, but somehow we will make it work. Best case scenario...I land the first job and don't even need to interview in the other district. Fingers and toes crossed!

So that is my life in a nutshell. You understand why I haven't posted in a while now, right?

10 comments:

  1. Good luck on your interview! That is so exciting!

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  2. You looked adorable in that dress! Is it a Lilly? Your grandmother was absolutely gorgeous!! I'm so sorry about her death- it doesn't sound like it was expected. I can't imagine how hard that must be.

    Best of luck on the interviews!!!!!! So happy that you have two of them. Rock it, girlie :)

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  3. Oh my lord! You poor thing! I can't believe you had so much happiness and sadness in such a short time. If anything, you're wonderful grandmother will be smiling upon you at that interview - I have NO DOUBT you'll get it!

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  4. You have had a lot on plate. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother, she looked like a beautiful and kind person. Congrats to your hubby and good luck on the interview!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear of your grandmother's death, but what fortunate timing that you were able to spend time with her right before she passed. My dad died the day after Fathers Day, & I am STILL, 16 years later, thankful that I visited with him on the holiday.

    And GOOD LUCK on the interviews. I think it's time a little bit of good news came your way. :)

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  6. Wow, sounds like you have been on a roller-coaster. Praying for you during all these crazy changes.

    So so sorry about your grandmother.

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  7. Good luck on your interviews! Hope the perfect one falls right into place and you have that peaceful assurance it's where you're supposed to be. Congrats to your hubs and I'm so sorry for your loss. When it rains, it sure pours!

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  8. Been thinking about you the last few weeks. Sending love and prayers your way!

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  9. you have been through so much! I think it's time for life to give you a break right about now. I've been thinking about you. I hope the worst is over with!

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  10. Deepest sympathies on the passing of your grandmother. It's so hard to lose grandparents. My grandma passed in February, and I'm still so sad some days I cry a little.

    But, with sorrow there is also joy, and I am so glad you've got two interviews lined up and also the celebration of the graduation. I hope that you catch a break with the jobs and can start nesting in your new home!

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