My friend Debbie came and spent three days with us this week. This was my favorite visit EVER with this dear friend because the kids went to school all day and we could sew and talk and hang pictures and talk and grocery shop and talk . . . you get the picture. My kiddos fell in love with her and can’t wait for her to come again. *wink* Thank you, Will, for giving her up and gifting me with a listening ear.
While Debbie was here she got a front row seat to the craziness that is my life. My kids say very funny things and one of the joys of having Deb here was to watch her try to not laugh when something would come up. Example: We picked the two younger children up from school and hadn’t been in the car a minute when Bubba asks from the back seat, “What is diarrhea?” I defined it while Debbie pursed her lips to trap her giggles. Turns out the school had sent home a letter about the flu and had listed symptoms to watch for.
My nephew had his first date last week; homecoming at my high school alma mater. He went with a girl whose mom graduated from the same high school with his mom. KB has had quite a bit to say about it all. . . “I am not sure I like my Cole dating a girl.” It’s been a good opportunity to lay the first bricks in the foundation for their future dating questions. Hallelujah for siblings who have to go through this first and provide learning opportunities for my own children.
Yesterday I took Debbie to Denver for her flight home and as we left town we saw the mountains had snow on them. As the day progressed you could watch the clouds swirling over the peaks and the snow being dumped. It was so strange to see the whirling snow to the west and the blue skies to the east. I stood looking at it in the 63 degree weather – no jacket. That was a first.
Tomorrow is another first. Bubba and KB don’t have school tomorrow; it is a teacher development day. They have what is called an “E-day” and all the students have online assignments to complete. Bubba is so very excited and he has told me that whatever fun I have planned for their day off must wait until he finishes his assignment. I feel like this will be my first taste of semi-homeschooling.
Next week I get to see several more good friends. A family from The Kirk has a daughter getting married here in Ft. Collins and several families are coming for the wedding. Remember Ms. Linda? She used to take Little on field trips all around St. Louis? Well she is coming for the wedding and is planning to spend the day with us. My friend Caroline and her daughter Jane are coming for a couple of days too. My cup runneth over. There are still a few free dates after that if any other friends need to get away to one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live”, Ft. Fun. Call for your reservation now. . .