We woke up to unexpected thundershowers Saturday morning, and Gwendolyn's soccer game was cancelled. We went to breakfast, then came home and relaxed until later in the afternoon. We worked a little on the garden and played ball in the backyard.
Sunday I slept until almost 9 or so and Keary and the girls brought home breakfast. We finished up the planting the garden and putting brick and rocks down along the sidewalk. Hopefully the bricks will cut down on the amount of mud Waylon, Gwendolyn and Maggie get into.
Gwendolyn was very excited to give me the cards she made and gift she picked out. She made me three or four Mother's Day cards, all brightly colored and pictures of the family she had drawn. And she picked me out some gardening gloves and bag with tools in it. Keary said she had really wanted to get me a bike but he told her I needed to be there to help pick something like that out, so she chose gardening supplies. I was very impressed she managed to not tell me what she got me. For three days I heard, "Momma, I have a surprise for you. It is your Mudder's Days gift."
Keary also completely surprised me with a new laptop with photoshop and everything on it. I thought it would be at least another year before I got a new computer. He said he decided I had been actively working on improving my picture taking skills that he wanted to make sure I had all the tools to use. Like I said, I was completely surprised and that never happens.
I also spent some time with my Grandy Sunday. I sat with her while she talked and I tried to reassure her that everything was going to be okay. It is hard to say if it helped, but she did calm down eventually and even was able to introduce me to some of the staff as her granddaughter. She still always seems to be able to recognize me but sometimes says I am her daughter and other times knows I am her granddaughter. She recognizes me though so I'll take what I can get.
I also snapped a few pictures of her while I was there and she was calm. She bruised one side of her face earlier in the week, so I chose to do more of a profile picture.
I even managed to get the picture loaded and edited and to my mom for part of her Mother's Day gift by the end of the day. I know that she appreciated it.
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