Wednesday alone

Well, I’m sitting here in the quiet of an empty house. My mom and siblings have gone to New York until Friday and my dad is at work. I don’t mind it too much but it would be nicer if the weather was a little cheerier. It’s cloudy, foggy, rainy, and just plain dreary. I’m ready to turn on several lights, get some candles lit, and blast some music. I’m listening to some Steve Camp on you tube but it’s still too quiet. It won’t be as bad tomorrow because I’ll be at work all day and so I won’t have to deal with the stillness! I’m not minding keeping house though. I think I could get used to it quite easily. Of course it helps that my mom made a bunch of meals and froze them so that all I need to do is heat them up and throw together a side dish. Oh well, so I’m not roughing it totally but I’m getting a bit of a taste of how things are going to be once I’m married so I have to be given SOME credit, right?
I also got up with my dad this morning and yesterday morning to help him get his lunch together. My mom has done this for my dad for almost 21 years. She will get up with him and make him breakfast and pack a lunch for him. It doesn’t matter if he gets up at 1:30 am or 5:30 am, she is always up, with very few exceptions, to see him out the door. Many times she’ll go back to bed unless she has something pressing but she is always up. Some mornings I’ll wake up to them talking with each other in low voices. Although, lately I get up with my dad since we both work 7-3. Anyway, this is something I’d like to adopt once I’m married and I practiced on my dad the past two mornings. Not easy, seeing as my bed was so warm, and soft, and comfy…you get the idea. I was glad I did it though. I think Daddy appreciated it. He really misses my mom. Only two more nights and she’ll be back!
Well, tomorrow I go back to work after having two days off. I get a hard set of rooms and showers on top of that. I also may have to go on a trip to Allentown with one of the residents. He’s in his thirties and has some sort of mental issues that makes him more like a child, and a mischevious one at that! So, that’s an hour trip up and then an hour back, not including the doctor visit with a mischevious man…interesting combo!! I may not have to take it though because there is an aide who is on light duty that may be assigned to this trip so that we’re not working short for last rounds. We’ll see. I’m not too worried about it. It may be fun. It is kinda neat riding in a big van and seeing new places. And, I get paid for riding and sitting! Not too bad.
In two more days is my birthday. I’ll be 19. Funny how time flies. I never thought that I’d make it to 19. I also never thought that I’d be engaged at age 18 and waiting to get married in the near future. Things change so quickly. Last year I could only hope that Paul would ask me to court him and my friends and I were wondering what was taking him so long!!! My mom was even wondering what was taking a long time. We were sure after my graduation in September of 06 and/or my 18th birthday Paul was going to ask but he didn’t. I think that both Paul and I were a little obvious in our attraction to each other, so obvious that others knew that Paul and I like each other but we didn’t know that we like each other. But this is a story for another post…
Well, I should get off. I have a few things to get together before my dad gets home and I have to get some supper together (okay, okay, i have to make a salad and heat up some meatballs but that’s still cooking!!!). Write more later…