Funeral was today, and it was a beautiful service. The preacher kept it short, and made sure to talk about SUGAR rather than just seeing it as a captive audience.
The flowers were wonderful. The flower shop is SO getting a thank you card, they turned out so much better than I expected... and I had high expectations.
I cried, a little. Its all Grandpa's fault, he teared up, and that got mom, which got dad, and then I saw my brother and sister in law crying and I was screwed. Got myself under control, and made it through the rest of the day. The flower placement and balloon release went flawlessly... and then my sister in law went "WAIT A MINUTE!" on the gerber daisies we used for the flower placement, when she found out that they wouldn't be inside the vault with Sugar. They came home with us.
The casket spray and the endpieces were cannibalized in front of the watching crowd as we removed the stuffed animals that were going with Sugar. Then we took the flowers and put them in the vases on her and grandpa Clarence's headstone.
None of the extendeds are dead, yet. They're over here to give mamaw a break, and they're all out in the yard drinking. Good place for them, I plan to go to bed soon.
Umm... I've been writing more in my other blog, and it seems to be getting a good response... I'm proud of it, and embarrassed about the praise thats been left in the comments. Gratified, but a couple of them made me blush. Its been a good way to get my mind off of things, so its been good for me.