2003:

End of May, Greg and Madeleine get married. I find out at the wedding that a good family friend died. That week, I graduate university, attend his funeral, and then go to my cousin Sally’s wedding. (So that makes two weddings and a funeral in one week).

2008:

Beginning of October, DB’s friends get married. I find out on the way home from the wedding that my (paternal) grandfather has died. This weekend, my cousin Colleen, Sally’s younger sister, is getting married. So if I hadn’t already declined to attend Colleen’s wedding (for other reasons), I could once again be going to two weddings and a funeral in one week.

If either of those cousins divorces and remarries, I’m not going to the second marriage.

Either my mom or dad seemed to be saying that I could still choose to go to the wedding, but since I’ve already changed my attendance from “yes” to “no,” I don’t think it would be kind of me to say “yes” again.

Plus, going to a wedding after a funeral? Not fun. Did it once, don’t want to do it again. Also, would rather just come home and hang out with the kitties afterwards instead of hanging around the Maritimes until my folks were done and ready to go — especially when I don’t have the time off to do the second (as it is, I’m taking this week off for the travel/funeral stuff).

*sigh* My dad’s family likes to die at Thanksgiving — my grandma died at Thanksgiving in 2001, her brother died at Thanksgiving a few years ago, and now my grandpa has died at the same time of year. Add on top of this that my Puppy (mom’s dad)’s birthday is next week (and he died about a year and a half ago, not at Thanksgiving), and my aunt (dad’s sister)’s birthday is also next week (she’s not dead), and this is a wonky time of year for the family.

Also, I had a long car ride home from Moe’s friend’s wedding yesterday, feeling nauseated the whole time for reasons I don’t know (though I’m blaming the Timmy’s breakfast sandwich), and we’re doing a long car ride to the Maritimes tomorrow, and I’m just glad I have a good boyfriend, understanding boss, and snuggly kitties — Thena’s nuzzling me as I write, or was.

So, how have you guys been? Keeping the place tidy, I hope?

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