I can easily say this was a week I will never forget. A week full of many joyous moments but also some heartbreak. My husband and I worked Monday and Tuesday and took vacation the rest of the week to get all of the last-minute things in place for the wedding on Friday. On Wednesday, we found out that my mother-in-law took a turn for the worse and she entered hospice. We spent as much time as we could with her on Wednesday and Thursday and also fit in picking up tuxedos and the wedding rehearsal and dinner.
Friday was the big day. As soon as my younger daughter made it home from college in the morning, we headed to my mother’s house to meet with everyone for hair and makeup. My husband and my daughter’s boyfriend picked up flowers and gluten-free cupcakes for the guests that would need them. We got everyone dressed and met the photographer a few hours before the ceremony. Shortly after we started with photos, it decided to rain. Then we received word that my mother-in-law passed away approximately 2 hours before the wedding was scheduled to begin. We stopped for some tears and then focused on the joy of the day. The wedding went off without any problems and I think that everyone in attendance had a wonderful time.
The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday this week so I don’t know how much I will be around.
How was your week?
What I’m Reading
I haven’t read much at all during the past week. I finished reading House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson last Sunday and found it to be an excellent read.
I am still listening to The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison. I have reached the 81% mark in the book so I should be able to finish it soon. I have read about 50 pages of Bad Girls Drink Blood by S.L. Choi and like it so far. I have barely started Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison but it seems to be off to a good start.
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?