Where did February go?

Things are ok.  Pretty good all things considered, I guess. 

About six months ago or so, mr. jolt’s mom decided she wanted to give us a big thank you (we supported her by paying her rent for about 7 years while she was trying to sell a patent (which she did hurrah, only she had so little time to enjoy it – less than 9 months – it is monstrously unfair)) and take us all to Disney.   We were on the verge of canceling the trip & trying again around Thanksgiving because of the ups and downs even though she had told us to go ahead and go because we didn’t want to be there if things suddenly went south.  As it turned out, things went south about three weeks before we were supposed to go and when the dust settled we decided that it would be too cruel  to the boys to lose both a grandmother and a Disney trip all in one month.  So we went.  And it was fun. The best part was that we were away from the boxes of documents we collected from her apartment; away from the bills being forwarded to us that we can only collect and sit on for the moment, away from the 1001 things that need to be done.

V-day, mr. jolt & I spent cleaning out her apartment, only we couldn’t finish and I have to find a way to go back up & find some movers that can take on a small job on short notice b/c we’d like to be out of there by the end of this month or shortly thereafter.  It’s a third floor walk-up and we don’t want to try moving heavy furniture by ourselves. 

But this past weekend we did three days of Disney: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom (followed by Cirque de Soleil (OMFG fabulous if you have never seen them you MUST seize the next opportunity- it costs the earth but do it anyway)), then Epcot.  A phenomenal weekend that was absolutely exhausting.  We need another vacation to recover.

The next few weeks are likely to be spotty due to travel to finish with the immediate dealing with my MIL’s affairs – including the service.  Her side of the family isn’t particularly anything so they tend to cremate and then have a service/gathering of family in a less frantic fashion than most, but it means we still haven’t had the memorial service (which I worry about b/c I think the boys would find it useful for closure) so we  have that before us as well.

So this past weekend was a desperately needed and enjoyable interlude and now we are once more running, running, running to catch up.