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The Brozynskis

25 Jan

My brother, Alex, and I went to our Great Uncle Bob’s funeral this weekend.  He was my dad’s uncle and we honestly didn’t know much about that side of the family.  I had no idea that Uncle Bob had more siblings than just my grandpa.  He had 2 other brothers and a sister.  Only his youngest brother is still alive.

Great Uncle Rudy, Grandpa, Great Aunt Selena, Great Uncle Bob, Great Uncle Ron, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma

It made me really sad to know that we could have had a relationship with these relatives, but now most of them are gone.  It was really nice to meet their kids though (my dad’s cousins).  My Great Aunt Selena made these really extensive genealogy books before she died a couple years ago.  Her son and daughter-in-law brought them to the luncheon for everyone to look through.  My siblings and I are in there and we each have our own pages waiting to be filled out when we get married and have kids.  There are pictures of us, a copy of my parents’ wedding invitation.. It made me sad all over again that she knew all about me, but I didn’t know who she was.

Speaking of not knowing who people are.  Did you ever see Wedding Crashers?  You know that part when they’re introducing themselves as the nephews of some obscure relative?  I felt kind of like that all weekend.  Someone would recognize my cousins and say “hello” and then look at Alex and I like we were tag-alongs.  We’d say, “Oh, we’re Mark’s kids.” and they’d say, “Oh…”  Then I’d say, “We’re Gordon’s grandkids.” And that would get more recognition.  If my aunt was around, she’d introduce us as her brother’s kids and that usually sufficed, but I’m sure a lot of people assumed we were just there for the food. Which was fabulous. 😉

Anywho, the books went back really far, back to a time when you spelled your last name how it sounded and it was rarely consistent.  Some of my favorites include “Brozynski,” and “Brugenski.”  😉

Alex and I had a fun trip though.  We’re on the same wavelength most of the time.  I’m not sure if that means I act like I’m 15, he acts like he’s 24, or if we might somewhere in the middle.
We made fun of Indiana, listened to a lot of NSYNC, bought furry hats at a truck stop, visited 8 Mile, listened to Coolio, Tupac, Eminem, Russian Unicorn, Double Rainbow, Captain Jack Sparrow, and a host of other memes, acted like tourists in front of Tim Hortons on 23 Mile… yea… maybe we’re leaning towards acting like 15-year-olds.  😉  We had fun though.  Definitely more fun than driving alone.

Now it’s back to work.  We’ve been trying to get our Valentine’s Day collars and toys into the store.  I think I’m just about done with it.


I don’t think I have anything new to report fertility-wise.  My hormone tests came back normal.  My fsh was a tiny bit low, but Dr. M said it was nothing to worry about.  Now, we’re just waiting for this cycle to end so we can schedule my HSG test.
I’ve got my first appointment with my acupuncturist tomorrow.  It might not help, but it definitely can’t hurt, right?