Waiting For Some Cooler Weather
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Yesterday my son and husband were off work on the same day so we got to sleep in some but not much. My son was going to a friend's house for the day and my hubby and I had to decorate the family graves. This is no small undertaking.
We have to go to 5 cemeteries in 5 towns and drive about 80 miles to the furthest one. Of course it was in the mid 90s and way too hot so we were miserable. We got the one in Carterville with the most graves done first. We have 5 graves to decorate there - both from my mom and dad's side of the family - my mom, my maternal first cousin, my maternal grandparents, one maternal great grandmother, and one set of paternal great grandparents. Then it was on to Murphysboro to decorate my my other maternal great grandmother's and maternal great great grandmother's graves. Then we went to Energy to my maternal great grandfather's grave, my paternal grandparents, paternal aunt, my paternal uncle's wife. Then it was on to Herrin and my step mom's and step grandparent's graves. We ended up in Marion at my husband's parent's graves. We could not find his grandmother's and great grandmother's graves. My MIL had taken me there before and I thought I knew where they were but apparently not. I feel really bad about it.
It took us around 8 hours. We were drinking lots of fluids and took food to eat in the car but I still got dehydrated and sick. I shouldn't have taken my B.P. med before going. We stopped at my MIL's house to check on it and said hello to her best friend but could not stay long as I felt too bad. We ate on the way home. By the time I got home I was miserable and took a bath and went to bed.
Today my son had to work. I guess on the way out of the drive way he ran over one of our turtles and killed it so I'm not too happy. It was miserable hot again today so hubby and I limited our time outdoors. I had to clean up the mess from the grave decorating and pack all the leftover flowers and supplies away again. I did some decluttering. I made some chicken soup to get some extra fluids in and it was good. I also made a pork butt in the crock pot and some slaw for the holiday tomorrow .