That was fucking awesome. I can't wait to do it all over again next weekend with another good friend. :D
January: Christmas in Texas, while odd as there was no snow, was good.
February: I voted.
March: So this was pretty much me:
April: So let's keep my raging social calendar on here because I can't keep it straight in my head.
May: What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users.
June: Sweet Jesus, this is awesome.
July: We figured it would be my grandpa or my paternal grandmother.
November: So, real update:
December: I rocked the GRE.
God, it's been a long year.
I rocked the GRE. I'm applying to the U of M, working on responses and letters of recommendation (which, due to some lackluster time in undergrad, is proving to be more of a pain in the ass than I expected).
Thanksgiving was awesome. Spending time with my family felt really good. I really, really missed my grandparents but it was good to have everyone together and talking a little about them.
I just finished making a hat for a family friend. He's turning 60 and his wife is throwing him a party on Saturday. Vern's got lung cancer and he's going through chemo and is on oxygen. He used to have a ponytail and ride a Harley. He doesn't have hair now because of the chemo.
I knit him a cap with a braided ponytail on the back.
I try to focus on him still being here but I dread saying goodbye.
No more July ever again.
My grandpa died this morning.
I have no grandparents left.
Three weeks ago, I had three.
I've already changed my Texas plans so I can be here for Grandma Janet's funeral and wake on Tuesday and Wednesday. Grandpa's wake is on Thursday and the funeral is on Friday.
I may not be in Texas until Friday evening.
So much for a vacation.
Rest in peace, grandparents. I'm glad that you're all together now. I know that you love us still, that you'll be watching. I just preferred you watching from less of a distance.
I miss you all so much.
My mom called at 7 this morning.
My paternal grandmother died last night, I think in her sleep.
I'm all out of grandmas.
I hate this month.
Thanks, everyone. I'm still coming to terms with losing her so suddenly. Two nights ago, my cousin and I both dreamed that we were looking for her but couldn't find her. I think I'll always be looking for her.
That was a roller coaster of a week. On Monday the 7th, Josh and I went to see Jimmy Eat World. We met the guys after the show and ended up in the tour bus for a little bit. I'm still a little jazzed about that. They're nice guys.
The next day was my grandma's wake. I spoke at the podium and it felt good to talk about how much she meant to me and about the things that will always remind me of her. There were some pictures of her that were from waaaay back in the early 40's. She was so lively and quirky and sweet...I wish I'd known her then.
Wednesday was the funeral. I'm not going to talk about that. It was really hard. After the internment at Fort Snelling (my grandpa's a Korean War vet), we went to the hotel where some of my cousins were staying and were there for 7 hours, telling jokes and just screaming with laughter. Horrible morning, fantastic evening.
Saturday was my cousin Crystal's wedding. She looked great and it was all beautiful. I'm so happy for her.
Last night we went to see The Dark Knight. It was fantastic. Heath Ledger was unrecognizable; he did an amazing job. It sucks that he won't be able to reprise the role.
July 29th through August 5th, we will be in Texas. Will you be in Texas?