Grandma's funeral was today.
First off--a million thanks to msbbt
for the wonderful piano-playing ♥ I really wish you could've come to lunch with us afterwards. I was surrounded by adults!! >.>;;
I sang, at my parents' request--I did "Breath of Heaven." And ya know what? I was just fine until one of the well-meaning funeral guys came over and said, "We're going to close the casket now, so you should go say a final goodbye to your grandmother."
WHOOSH. There go the waterworks. I always cry at funerals.
AND THEN PEOPLE WOULD NOT STOP TALKING TO ME. I go in the bathroom and get myself under control, come out, and Mom starts telling me that it's about time and I need to take a couple deep breaths...and there I go again. Back into the bathroom, back out...and Little Sister's saying she wants to say a prayer with me
when she knows damn well I'm not a religious praying person.
Made it through the song in one piece, though.
Little Sister was the lector, which meant she was doing the readings. She did the first two, and then started on the responsorial thing...except she wasn't supposed to start on that yet. So we had a nice light moment when the priest told her to go sit down. A little while later, he said, "NOW you may do the prayer." She stood up and grinned and said, "You sure?" Gave us all a nice laugh.
But whyyyyyyyyyy must they always play "On Eagle's Wings" at funerals? Even Dad barely made it through that in one piece, and he's nowhere near as emotional as I am.
But it really was a beautiful day today, too. We were smiled upon in that respect for the graveside service. Also, I got to ride in a limo, which was kind of awesome in its own respect.
Lunch was at Coyote Canyon--wonderful buffet. It was nice to sit and relax and talk with people. And my UBERLY-ADORABLE ONE-MONTH OLD COUSIN EMMA WAS THERE AND SHE PROVIDED A WHOLE LOT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL OF US BECAUSE SHE IS SO CUTE!! Then a lot of the family took off...which really didn't bother me too much. It's nice to see everyone, but at the same time, I'm worn out.
Got some stuff done for student teaching, too. One of the songs the third graders are doing is "Rockin' Robin," and so we're (read: I'm) making hats with different kinds of birds on them for the kids to wear during the song. We've got chickens, parakeets, ducks, roosters, crows, and turkeys.
Best thing ever? We asked the third graders what sound a duck makes.
The response? Three "quacks" and one "AFFLACK."
I love little kids.
But anyway, I got the duckies all done. Might try to make a couple more tonight because I'm not going to be prepped to teach much tomorrow. Bah humbug.
Did get another fic
done, though. Wrote it a while back, had it all done, decided to make it a post for fanfic100
yesterday, but then had zero time to post it between the family and the visitation and everything.
I'm worn out... >.> So here are the lyrics to my song. I'm gonna go pop in a DVD and make more birds. Might get online a little bit later, if I can. But...I'm just so tired, and tomorrow it's back to the grind.
But before I go...thank you all for your condolences, prayers, and kind words. They mean a lot to my family and I ♥( ~ Breath of Heaven ~ )