this was quite the weekend of mixed emotions and extremes. markel was in vegas for a boys trip from thursday-sunday and i was left to my own devices. NOT GOOD. i never realized how much i relied on him for things until this last weekend…
example? i have our little monster a hair cut. if he was home, he wouldn’t have let me do that or would have at least talked me into getting her groomed. i have no experience in this realm and my puppy cut DEFINITELY showed it. *sigh * lucy now has to wear dresses and bandanas for a while until her bald spots and patchy hair grow back. sorry monster!
next example? i got home from work on friday and the power was out. i call a few
wrong places and find out that you call the power company. *Sigh * another thing markel would have known. they said that the power could be out between 4pm and 132am, and that they were working to get it back up ASAP. in a freaking panic, i ran around the house cleaning JUST IN CASE someone would need to come in during the power outage (waahhht was i thinking…). after an hour of doing dishes, scrubbing toilets & tubs, and putting away all our clothes/laundry~~ i realized i was hungry. i couldn’t open the fridge b/c all the cold air would come out (ruining all the food), so i decided to order take out instead & made a “blackout” kit. i seriously thought i was being SOO clever by putting all these goodies together. i mean lucy and i can wait it out by watching movies on the ipad and reading mags right?
*sigh * well…literally 2.5 hours later…even BEFORE the takeout got there…the power came back on. >.<
meal for four below that i ordered in a panic. RIDICULOUS right? hahaha *sigh * it took me all weekend to eat this 5 small meals in fact. oh geez.
On Saturday, my friends and I celebrated the birthday of the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful person in the world: our Aemy. Dinner was at Salt Air in Venice and I totally loved everything we ate and drank. If you’re in the LA area, I totally recommend checking this place out!
because of our large party, we sat in the back room and had a really private party. IT WAS AWESOME. loved being tucked in the back and having our own waitress. <3
didn’t get to take many pics b/c the lighting wasn’t great and the flash was blinding. Oysters were amazing~~~
Our dinner group~ the most beautiful ladies I know <3 it was such a fun night of great convos, laughs and food. the older i get, the more and more i appreciate these dinners and GNOs.
This last Monday was a more somber event…Grandpa Cordaro passed away and the entire clan got together to say goodbye. He was such an amazing and kind hearted man. People told wonderful stories about him at the funeral and at the luncheon afterwards. He was so loved by his family, friends and community. Even in his last year of life, he was nominated as President of activities in his senior living home. lol quite the charmer even till the end.
Grandma Cordaro passed away less than a year ago. They were married for 65 years and were together 24/7. Her death was really really hard on him. Now they’re together in heaven~ <3
ive never seen this flag ceremony before. it was really beautiful and poetic. like just the bugle music alone brought tears to everyones eyes as the flag was being folded and unfolded. grandpa cordaro was a veteran in the army and is buried in a veteran’s cemetery down in SD with his wife.
this part really choked me up. my brother went to iraq and my biggest fear was receiving one of these. luckily he was a military intelligence officer and didn’t face as much danger as many of the other brave soldiers. i’m always so touched when i see anything military related and always will be.
really beautiful tribute table at the burial of his ashes, his old military photo and the american flag.
some of the grandkids & their spouses + the great grandkids
and to end this post…some cutie pics of our monster:
trying to wake up on saturday…both of us were pooped. (btw she sleeps on my chest the last few hours of the morning and although i should push her off…i kinda like it. i like the closeness and the cuddling. lol)
she was so sleepy this weekend. kept falling asleep anytime you left her alone. adorbs.