Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Spring Break

On Saturday I left for Mexico to see my sister. When I got there I saw her house, and went out for my second lunch of the day (this one on Mexico's schedule). That evening we went salsa dancing.

On Sunday we went to church, rode the Metro, and took the Turibus around the city. The sad thing was my camera "old faithful" decided it was done while on the Turibus. That evening we boarded a bus to Puerto Escondido to sit by the ocean. Meanwhile back at home, our grandma was not well and admitted to the hospital.

On Monday we arrived in Puerto Escondido safely after a near miss with our bus and a horse. We got to our room, had some lunch, put our toes in the ocean, and layed around by the pool. After we had a dinner much too early for Mexico's standards (8:00 pm) we layed around in our room and watched a movie on the computer.

Tuesday morning began the communication about grandma having pnemonia and the doctor saying that this is the beginning of the end. We left the beach, and Emily and I spent a very long day yesterday and arrived in South Bend today at 6:30 am. While I went back and forth a thousand times yesterday if this the right thing, Jesus continued to nudge yes. We knew Mom needed our support and Emily really needed this time with Grandma to have closure.

As of right now, Grandma has taken a round of antibiotics for pnemonia and will be returning to the nursing home tomorrow morning. Her very sleepy, sometimes not responding condition that was extreme on Sunday is not uncommon for the end of alzheimer's. The doctor said this can continue until the end. There will probably be no more antibiotics, food drip, or trips to the ER. Her body is saying this is the time. She has had alzheimer's for about 10 years. She will be free from this disease in Heaven.

While this was a crazy couple of days, I saw so much of Mexico and really got a taste of the life Emily is blessed to live. Like I said before, I would have gone to Nebraska. This was our time to spend together whether it be on the beach or on 2 planes and in a rental car-God had a plan for our time.

I will post pictures after I get them from Emily (broken camera).

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring Break

One more day of work until Spring Break. I know all of the none teachers out there think it's a little unfair that we have a vacation right now, but believe me I need it! I think the kids are as ready to be away from me as I am to head out of town.

In less the 48 hours I will be in sunny Mexico City alongside my favorite biological sister. I told people this week I would be as excited if she lived in Nebraska just to be visiting her, but the midweek beach trip is really a plus! I am excited to do nothing and chat and veg and read some books. Emily has also been working pretty hard the last couple of weeks with students coming down for their spring break. This is a much needed break for both of us. On a good note, I am pretty much prepared for the week following spring break and have very little to do before leaving tomorrow. My bags are pretty well packed too. With Emily's stuff from everybody all over town and my shoes....they are pretty heavy!

Felizes la vacacion de la primavera!