August 18th, 2009

Sam & Dean Hug

Updates on the weekend...

I flailed around getting ready for Lauren's slumber-party birthday bash last week, and trying to find some of her more elusive birthday gifts. Follow-up shopping both Saturday and Sunday to get the shoe items she needed to be present for, but it's all finished now.

Her actual party was Friday night (6 girls - more chaos than I'm generally up for), and the girls had a great time. It was kind of a blur for me - one of the guest's mothers mentioned a recent death in a neighborhood family, which turned out to be one of our past babysitters. The young woman in question was a smart, sweet, lovely girl, only 20 years old and in the process of switching from the U of O to a local college (probably because of struggles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). She loved her family, loved kids, and was the kind of woman you hope your own daughter will grow up to be. She is the oldest of four girls, and her family has to be devastated. I spent Friday night sneaking off to cry, most of Friday night awake, much of the rest of the weekend thinking about her. Such awful news, and to lose a wonderful person like that in a single-car accident is so frustrating and sad.

We haven't told the kids yet. HSH is going to have to break the news, because I won't be able to get the words out. Any suggestions as to how/when?

In other news, I still haven't been able to sell the Silver Ticket for the SPN Con, which is maddening, and Christopher's birthday (and party) is THIS coming weekend. Give me strength...