1.29.2006

what do you say...

to a mom who lost her son that she hadn't talked to in almost 20 years. to sisters who lost her brother that they hadn't talked to in 20 years. to a son who had a falling out with his father and didn't get to say goodbye.
my uncle passed away on friday. unexpected. he had a heart attack and died on the table. sad. don't know what to say. haven't seen him in forever. nick hasn't even met him. my brother doesn't remember him. just sad.
my mom and my grandma and my aunt all seem okay. i mean, he was already kind of dead to them since their falling out ages ago. but i can't believe i have lost two uncles in less than one year. both young. 60 and 61.
had a crazy weekend trying to figure out funeral arrangements. kinda hard to get the scoop when no one talks to one another. everyone is kinda nervous to go to the wake and funeral. not sure how people are going to act....
at least this weekend, i had a lot planned so i couldn't really dwell on the situation, which i totally do a lot. friday was girl's night out with nick's mom's side of the family. was good to go and see everyone. it will now be a monthly thing and will also include birthday celebrations. fun!
yesterday we packed, taped, moved, primed, painted. oy. lots was accomplished.
today nick finished the room. he hates how i paint, so he did it all himself. gotta love that. went to a tastefully simple party at my cousin's. again, nice to visit with family that i don't always get to see.
now i'm here trying to catch up on emails and other random stuff. really want to be creative but my stuff is scattered about the house, who knows. it might be what i need to take my mind off of things...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shan, I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. It makes it really sad that they haven't had a relationship for 20 years.

way to go on getting stuff done in the new room! Just 6 days and counting now.

Carmen

hera said...

so sorry to hear about your Uncle Shannon. Congrats on getting through that interior decorating in one weekend LOL! Cant wait to see those window sills!

Heather said...

I always wonder how funerals will go when they happen in my family. Good luck with it all- it's a tough situation with no solution, but if nothing else, maybe it opens everyone's eyes a little?! Dunno.... good luck though. I'll be thinking about you.

Stacey said...

Sorry about you uncle....what a difficult situation. I'll be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Shannon, I just logged onto your blog and saw the news about your uncle. I'm so sorry about his passing and all the unresolved family stuff. You're right...it is so sad. Glad you got through it okay.

Rita