My step mom died on Tuesday in the early morning. My Dad checked on her about 3am before he went to sleep and when he went in to wake her for breakfast at 7am she had already passed away. 5am was the estimated time.
So my week has been a blur. By Tuesday at 2:30 the entire Mass and party had been planned. She always said she didn't' want people sitting around and crying over her and that we should have a great party. So we are, a celebration of life sort of thing. We've rented a local cabin that overlooks the lake. Her friends have taken over the food and decoration planning. We are taking her flowers (lots of really pretty flowers were delivered to the church today) and a bunch of pictures with us to display.
Today was the Mass and we had 120 people come. I thought that was really good considering it was at 1pm on a Friday. It was a nice service, unfortunately Natalie didn't understand (and I wouldn't expect her to at 17.5 months old) and I had to take her outside. I heard about 5 minutes of it total. Plus she got all worked up showing off before the service that when I picked her up she puked scrambled eggs all over both of us, all over the side of me down into my shoe. The smell and mess were disgusting, I am glad no one saw!
So right now I am in the process of cleaning out her room and deciding which is just "stuff" and what is important. Her room is a mess still (I tend to make huge messes as I clean) but I have made great progress on her bathroom. It is really big and had a lot of stuff stored in it, plus it had medical extras like special seats and pull bars. Tomorrow I am going to remove everything from the walls then putty, prime and paint everything. I also hope to wax the cabinet to shine it up again.
So that is my week. I am very tired but it will all work out in the end. I'll post baby pictures soon!