If my weekend was a movie, this is what it would have been called. However, since I am not in a movie, and Jay is not Hugh Grant (thank goodness!), I will just call it busy.
I had the great honor of singing at a funeral on Saturday. Although I did not know the man who died, I do know his daughter. He was 101 years old when he died! He left behind many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and it was such a joy for me to see the church filled with so many people who loved him.
Immediately following the funeral, I joined the church choir in singing at the wedding of two choir members. It was a five tissue ceremony for me--one of those weddings where the joy of the couple is palpable. I felt priviledged to witness it.
Later, at the reception, Sam caught the garter...and held it between his fingertips as if it were toxic waste. I was totally amused. Natalie, who is becoming quite a chunk, ate three pieces of wedding cake. I tried, believe me I tried, to feed her less, but she screamed and clawed her way toward the cake table so disruptively that I ended up giving it to her just to keep her mouth busy. That girl loves to eat.
When you factor in the other weekend invitations we had for the boys' sleepover birthday party and the girls' garden tea birthday party, our living room looked like Christmas, given the number of wrapped presents waiting to be dispersed.
In addition, we had the monthly meeting of our Faith & Family discussion group at our house today. For those of you locals that don't already attend, I invite you wholeheartedly to join us (the first Sunday of each month at 11:15). We support eachother in raising children in the Catholic faith, and our topics vary greatly. There's plenty of coffee and donuts, and kids are always welcome!
I guess I should feel bad that I didn't spend the weekend ordering the house for my upcoming treatment downtime, but I don't really--I had too much fun. (Plus, my dryer is broken again, so I couldn't do any laundry anyway; this is always a blessing as well as a curse.)
I hope you all had a nice weekend too!