Thursday, October 25, 2007
It Wasn't All Pretty But....
There's no place like home, there's no place like home! Do you hear those red glittery shoes tapping together? I feel just like Dorothy, sans Toto and the blue gingham dress. I went, I stayed, I returned, and we all still love each other. That in itself is amazing. You know the fish and relatives saying and we did that triple times. The only thing that stunk was my tennis shoes, apparently. Can I tell you how thankful I am to have a son-in-law that can not only stand me for nine days, after that he still hugged me goodbye and told me he loved me at the airport, after he totally busted his tail getting me there!

You can go HERE to read Sarah's take about our last 24 hours or so of togetherness. By this time tomorrow reality will have set back in, but for now it feels fabulous to sit here in my family room, sipping a glass of wine, watching the World Series (Yeah Rockies!) looking across the room and see my sweet husband who after 26 years of marriage missed me terribly and knitting my $100 scarf. The cat is traumatized a bit, the dogs are acting like they need a dose of Ritalin, the house is furry since hubby was out of town as much as he was home, the milk is likely rotten, lalalalalla I can't hear you for the fingers stuck in my ears.

Driving home from the airport I caught a glimpse of the trees, in full fall splendor, before the sun set. Glorious! Just like something off a calendar, I'm so thankful I didn't miss it. We almost hit a deer on the drive home, and even that was nice, to see them again.

One of us has a colonoscopy tomorrow (thank God it's not me!) and then we have a hot date, hot because of the spicy food and a pitcher of margaritas, scheduled for tomorrow night to celebrate both of us having that behind us (I love that pun!). So I'll be back in a jif, soon as I defur the house, buy some groceries, pay any bills that are screaming to cut off utilities, and catch up on my real life a bit. There were so many funny stories I didn't share with you, and they're forthcoming! Like Sarah said, we all need to laugh a bit more, and I'm fine with being the butt of a joke, long as it has nothing to do with me having another colonoscopy! Right now I'm just feeling completely content to be here, where I belong, and praying that little family I do so love will get along fine, now that hopefully the worst is behind them too.

We're back there in three weeks, for another ten days, but we won't think about that right now. One day at a time - or manna for today - that's the deal. By then, we'll likely be all about spending time with our sweet family, over a big Turkey dinner, seeing the Texas version of Fall, and taking another look at our proposed retirement spot. Thanks to everyone who prayed for us during my stay, and I'll be fine, but Chris, Sarah and the munchkins, they could likely still use some prayer - they're not quite finished with this latest bit of craziness.


  posted at 8:54 PM

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