I am slowly recovering from our weekend. It was a crazy one.Our plans were recital on Saturday and Charleston and wedding on Sunday. We did just that plus some.
I started my morning as usual, telling my mom what was going on that day. Normally she has no interest in going out for our activities. However, she told me she wanted to go to the recital. I had a mild panic because I knew that the kids had dress rehearsal from 1 until at least 5. We had to be at the school for the recital at 6:30. I didn't feel that I had enough time to get my mom ready and loaded. Taking my mom meant taking two cars because I can not lift her into the van.
I called Charlotte, she helps with my mom during the week. I asked her if she could come and help get my mom ready. She said she would get her cleaned and dressed. That was a huge relief.
A little after noon I was getting the girls ready, hair and make-up , when Sarah came down in a panic because her cat was bleeding. Quickly I gave my husband emergency vet duty and prepared to take the baby and Emma with me. We got to dress rehearsal without make-up done.
We were at rehearsal until after 5:30. We had less than an hour to feed the kids and get them ready for recital. I was so glad that I had asked Charlotte to help with my mom because I really didn't have time to prepare her to go out.
My husband found an emergency vet for Clyde and after over $500 worth of tests they determined that he had a bladder issue and would have to stay. estimates were from $800 to $1000. We had already done over $500 in tests so we were already committed.
In the meantime Jason had gone to Charleston for the weekend and started to have car trouble. During all my stressful time he was constantly calling me, at one point he was tuck on the road with a dead car. Good news was he had found a job at one of his previous employers. This was a sudden thing and he had no place to live. He was talking about living in his car.
As we were panicking about the cat and trying to get out of the house Kim showed up to pack up her stuff. She is officially moved out and all of her stuff is gone.
Kassi texted me during this time asking for a ride. I just wasn't able to do that. She is in the next town over but I didn't have any time to spare.
We got to the recital on time and it went great. Larissa did 5 dances so I was often on the sidelines having her make costume changes in the hallway so she could go back out. It was crazy but she loved it. My mom really enjoyed it, I was glad that she was able to go.
Recital was finished around 9pm and we went to our favorite restaurant, San Jose.
After surviving Saturday we got up Sunday morning to head to Charleston. We stopped to pick Kassi up along the way (really out fo the way). Joselin was stuck at Myrtle Beach with friends and couldn't get back.
We got a parking spot in downtown Charleston on Memorial Day weekend and were only a few minutes late.
After the wedding we all headed out to eat at Sesame, a fancy burger joint. It was a great day. We are so excited to have Ethan join our family, we feel that he has already been a part of our family for a long time.
Jason's car was determined to be a lost cause, he was given a $600 car from his dad. He also found a roommate so he doesn't have to live in his car.
Clyde is still in the hospital. They have determined that he actually had nerve damage from an injury in his rear area. He is not able to pee by himself. Tomorrow I will be heading to the vets to learn how to bleed the bladder. I will have to do this several times a day! Hopefully over time he will heal because I am not sure how long I can do that extra duty. John and Sarah visited with him today....
There is a lot going on right now so hopefully I haven't confused you too much.
It was a stressful weekend.
It was a great weekend.