Monday, August 16, 2010

Back in Plainview...

I'm sitting in a Best Western in Plainview, TX blogging from my netbook. The room is dark and frigid, the air conditioner's loudly buzzing in my ear and Matt's listening to CNN on the television. Tomorrow's my Grandma Wilma's funeral, she passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Though we got here with about 15 minutes to spare, I decided early on that I wouldn't be attending tonight's viewing, I just simply couldn't do it.  I'm so weak sometimes.

When the funeral's over, we'll be around for a while before heading home. While the trip out here today was long, as long as before, it didn't feel as long.  Matt and I got along the whole way, which is unusual for us these days.  Not that we argue much, but when we take road trips we tend to bicker.  Today's drive was still, almost somber, but that's expected given the reason for the trip.  He's really been amazing through this, there to hold my hand and make me feel like it's okay to grieve however is comfortable for me.  I really have an amazing husband.

My girlfriend Melanie has been amazing, too. She altered Matt's dress pants.  She also brought me chocolate cupcakes, Reese's peanut butter cups, mini oreo's  and two bottles of wine on Saturday night.  She knew I was feeling bad and went out of her way to make me feel better.  She's a good friend.  She's also looking in on Ani today and tomorrow, while we're gone, which is awesome.  The poor dog was throwing up this morning, which made me feel even worse about leaving him, but it makes me feel better knowing Melanie's looking in on him.  He's in good hands.

So for now, we wait for my folks to get back from the viewing. Matt's fallen asleep watching CNN, though I can't say I blame him. Poor guy couldn't sleep last night, got up at 6 a.m. and worked out, then drove most of the way here.  He deserves a nap.

I think I'll go lay down with him, my head is (still) killing me!