Ack! Drives me nuts how I feel like I’m always play catch-up. It’s November already and I’m still like 2 weeks behind!
Well, at least I’m getting this done now. I need to make a resolution this month to try and post every day. It’ll save me so much work, but sometimes I just don’t have the time…
Ah well… Anyways. When was this now? The 19th was 2 Fridays ago… I had headed over to my parents place to spend a couple of days and help out my parents again. My mom was still recovering from the accident, so I volunteered to be her “personal driver” for the weekend since she didn’t have a car to drive.
So, Sofie and I headed over to Poulsbo after running a few errands and got there in the late afternoon, just in time for dinner!
Here’s Sofia, all cleaned up and happy after her bath. Love her little Hello Kitty slippers. 🙂
Last Thursday, I got called up for another last-minute makeup gig, so Sofie went over to her grandma’s again for another day. I checked in again with my parents, and my mom was starting to do better and slowly move around again. Sofia seemed to have forgotten about the accident all together.
I spent another long, busy day working, my feet were so sore by the end, I was really looking forward to just sitting down! After I picked up Sofie, we headed home and crashed not long after. I was just really looking forward to the week being over.
Here’s Sofie from the morning before we left, sorry it’s so blurry, she wouldn’t hold still!
As much as I would have liked to have just stayed home and cuddled with Sofie all day, Wednesday, I was back working due to a prior obligation. Sofie headed over to her other grandma’s house. Luckily, it was a short job so I could get back to Sofie without getting too late.
I called my parents that morning to check on how my mom was healing, she was still pretty sore from the accident but doing well. Sofie a bit irritable getting into the car, but otherwise her normal, goofy self. I also got a bunch of calls from the dueling insurance companies regarding the accident (which we’re still dealing with currently).
After I finished my quick music video gig, I headed back to the apartment to pick up a few items. Somehow I got to cleaning… the house (and the building) was really due for some spiffing up. I ended up mopping, vacuuming, and dusting not only the apartment, but the entire building (it is my job as a resident manager after all… no really). Maybe it was something cathartic with the accident happening the day before. Maybe I deal with drama in my life by cleaning? Who knows, but I ended up scrubbing around for about 3 hours. I kind of felt like a freak.
I was also pretty exhausted afterwards, but quite proud of what I had done. The building didn’t look like it had seen a duster in years… vast improvement, I would certainly say…
Anyhoo, I got back to Jason’s mom’s in the early evening. Jason had already went straight over after work. We hung out for a bit then headed back home after dinner; I was wiped! Also, Sofie was not being very cooperative with the photos this time… so this was the best I could get!
Well, this is the part of last week that starts to get interesting…
Tuesday, Sofia was still staying with my parents as I was scheduled to work on a music video that evening.
However, half way into a meeting with a business partner that morning, I got a call from my dad saying that my mother had been in a car accident, and she was hurt pretty bad.
All I could think to ask at first was if Sofia was okay, he said she was, but I needed to get to my parent’s house right away.
Not long after, I’m making the nervous drive over to the hospital with Jason where they had taken both my mother and Sofia. They had gotten rear ended by a distracted driver and my mother had cut the back of her head. Once I got to the urgent care, I found my mother, getting stitched back up by a doctor. Sofia was out in the lobby, face covered with snot and dried tears, but otherwise unhurt save a few bumps and scratches.
Needless to say, I was happy to be hugging her.
We spent another hour or so at the hospital waiting for my mom’s prognosis, my dad spent Sofia, and Jason and I back to their house so we wouldn’t have to wait at the hospital. Not too long after, my dad and mom got back home and my mom went promptly upstairs to rest. He said that he could take care of my mom himself, so we headed back home to Seattle.
Once we got back, Sofia was still in good spirits despite the stressful day she had just had, she even gave us a great picture when we got home.
I was so emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted by the end of that day. I was happy that everyone was okay, but also frustrated with myself that I wasn’t with Sofia when it happened so that I could comfort her. Despite all that, I knew things could have been much worse, so I thanked my lucky stars they weren’t.
Anytime a kind of shattering event happens in my life, it really makes me take a step back and appreciate the people and things I have in my life because I never know what could happen the next day. I know that despite everything my family will still pull together and move past this. We will all have our bad moments, days, or weeks, but I know that I can at least count on the people in my life to put a smile back on my face.