Some one wants to go to school!! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜บ My handsome boy! #cypherthesavannah #savannahcatsofinstagram #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

Some one wants to go to school!! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜บ My handsome boy! #cypherthesavannah #savannahcatsofinstagram #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

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Adventures with Abuela

Life is a funny thing. Death is even funnier. When someone dies, we think about how their death affects our lives. We work through our grief in our own ways. If we would stop and take a second to look around we would see the โ€œbutterfly effectโ€ of it all. I am currently in a situation where we lost a family member. It isnโ€™t directly affecting me in the sense that I am riddled in grief. Itโ€™s just the opposite actually. I feel like I am on the outside picking up the pieces of those who have fallen and broken around me. Itโ€™s a tiring job but someone has to do it.
With this recent loss, we (my family) have had to step in and take care of Abuela (Grandmother in Spanish, in case you didn’t know). A little it about Abuela, she is pushing 90 years young and is losing her mind a bit. She is full of piss and vinegar! On her good days, she is as sweet and gentle as a kitten. Other days she is like a raging bull chasing a matador. There are days where she is floating somewhere in between.
I decided to write about my (our) Adventures with Abuela! One of the first things you need to know about my adventures with Abeula is that although she swears I am Cuban and speak Spanishโ€ฆ I donโ€™t, and I am not Cuban! Itโ€™s my fault though. I have been with my husband and his Loving, very welcoming Puerto Rican Family for 10 years. I have picked up some Spanish along the way. I have been using this app to learn Spanish called DuoLingo! So, I know a little bit. Abuela will ask me questions in Spanish and if I know the answer, Iโ€™ll answer her. This probably doesnโ€™t help with her thinking I speak Spanish. Even though I know some Spanish, I donโ€™t speak it. My mother in law told me that I need to not be afraid and just speak it. Iโ€™ll learn more and get better with time. I have like I said a loving and supportive family behind me.
This weekend will be our first with Abuela! I am excited and nervous to see what the weekend brings! Iโ€™ll check back in later and share about our weekend.

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When you cat thinks he should have been invited to dinner! #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #savannahcat #savannahcatsofinstagram #catsatthetable #handsome #mybabyboy #carsonmeowentz #carsonwentz #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

When you cat thinks he should have been invited to dinner! #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #savannahcat #savannahcatsofinstagram #catsatthetable #handsome #mybabyboy #carsonmeowentz #carsonwentz #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

Building our graveyard one tombstone at a time! #halloween #diy #halloweendecor #yarddecor #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

Building our graveyard one tombstone at a time! #halloween #diy #halloweendecor #yarddecor #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates