Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend comes with celebrating Dad's birthday. And I did...
I'm pretty sure Dad and Mom were smacking their lips...
Fried Chicken and Waffles from Hash House A Go Go.

 With good company...thanks Joelenne for coming.

The food there is so good...but huge portions. Perfect for sharing.  :)

Our drinks are so pretty. The Watermelon Lemonade is a keeper.  ;)

I wish I had taken pictures...but after we went to a store called Nordstrom Rack in Henderson..what a great store! Its all clearance from Nordstrom, I love it! We got some cute skirts. Oh well. And after..we saw The Lucky One..and the best yet, my friend Barbara..and her mother Barbara came in!! She sees me and shouts CINDY LOU!! And of course I yell BARBARA JO!!! :) So much fun being with good friends. And the movie was sooo good. Nicholas Sparks= Good Chick Flick. Ha!

Saturday was a nice day...I took my first foot photo. It didn't quite turn out like the ones on Pinterest.
But you know, its nice to laugh in a cemetary for a change. :)

I wrapped up by visiting the temple. It was a good ending to a great day.

Sunday..wasn't as nice.  I went to the other cemetaries where my grandparents are buried to pay my respects and place my decorations. Which went fine. When I went to Palm, at first I couldn't find my grandma's little grave marker, its so crowded there. But it was funny, as I stopped to take off my sandals to walk in the cool grass I found myself right in front of the marker! After I was done, I walked around the cemetary, stopping at the children's cemetary and as I started walking back to my car, I found myself walking into the mausoleum there. This is what I found...

The second page of the card reads- I guess when I was younger, I didn't realize how much I needed and depended on your experience, your caring and most of all, your love. But now I do realize it. And I thank you Mom, from the bottom of my heart.

Well after I read that, I erupted in a pool of tears. I have done so good lately and then there are days like today and I felt so alone. I am so glad that I have such a support system in my friends. What made me feel like that..well I can't really say except I was thinking how much I just miss all my family in general...thinking about what we would be doing on memorial day..having a bbq, watching a movie..or maybe doing nothing at all. It was just so sad at the time to think about that. After I did, call a friend,  I felt so much better after talking to someone. The grieving process for me comes in waves, no matter how many years pass by. But it gets a little better.


  1. I thought they only made Chicken and Waffles in Harlem! That was a beautiful card you found... isn't that what Memorial Day is for? To remember those we love. Hope you are well!

  2. I know?!! So, you know if you ever come will remind you of home..Harlem. :) I am well!! Going on a little adventure soon...In about sixty days.

    1. P.S. and you are so right about Memorial Day.