These darlings belong to my brother's SIL and her husband. They made their grand appearance on Tuesday afternoon; she (on the left) came naturally and he (on the right) came half an hour later via Cesarean. Mom is doing great, although I don't envy her having to recover from two birthing methods. They are healthy and big (19 inches, 7-ish pounds each) and have fabulous names but as they aren't my own children I won't be sharing them here.
And as the circle of life continues, one of my great aunt's passed away on Thursday. She had been struggling with her health for a long time, and had also suffered from Alzheimer's, so it is a bit of a blessing. She lived a long full life, and she will be missed. My own grandmother (her sister) is also struggling with Alzheimer's and it is a sad, miserable disease.
It's been a busy weekend. Friday night I went out with my girlfriends. We went out to have a few drinks in celebration of a few birthday's in the past few months. Haven't laughed that hard in some time now. Yesterday was errands and soccer. Soccer is over in two weekends and quite frankly this year.. I can't wait. Today I got the hall upstairs and Ms. Thang's bedroom fall cleaned. Laundry is all done, folded and put away. Didn't get to any baking. Didn't get any knitting done. Not a lot of fun... but it feels good to have checked some of that stuff off my to-do list.
The weather is getting cooler and it looks like it's going to be a raw, wet, nasty kind of week. School is wearing me down, and I'm really looking forward to some long weekends in November. This week will be crazy with budget meetings and drums and pumpkin carving and other such festivities. When did life get to be such a whirlwind? And how do I get off?