Aunt clean out her belongings. 60 plus years of STUFF. I am exhausted.
There was a lot of running around...
and some "jumping through hoops" to satisfy the demands of others..
we tried desperately to carve out some quiet time, baking some "May Day" cookies..
some coloring... Saturday found us at a luncheon to celebrate our cousin's
First Holy Communion
and not having any children to play with all week while waiting for me
to finish up..etc etc..Princess was NOT on her best behavior.
No tantrums, but running around the room like a giggling banshee
instead of sitting quietly like the 14 year old young lady she'll be one day. ;-)
I'm sure the people there without children were shocked and dismayed,
the parents were glad they had found each other to happily run around with
and let us drink a cup of coffee in relative peace and quiet. She got happily back in the car
to drive home and we changed and headed back over to Great Grandma's to visit quickly
before they went out, and then she took a drive with Farmer Dad to pick up a free lawnmower for the Community Garden (his, not mine), and dinner. I had a good half hour to unwind ALONE.
Because although we love each other and enjoy our time together..