Yes, it is me, Mommy. I am by myself today. Well, not my myself. I mean, without the kids. I took a red eye last night from San Francisco to St. John's Newfoundland (via Toronto). It was a good trip, except that I left a bag of Lush bath bombs in the overhead compartment (Dear Flight Attendant Who Took My Lush Bath Bombs: Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your are enjoying your stolen starry bubbles.) I am visiting Robin for the first time in over a year and a half - she has been coming to me mostly (you see, there is sun where I live). Actually, it is very nice here today. Not covered in snow and ice just yet. We just saw a rainbow, in fact - really.
Here is what we up to mostly. Working with our laptops in Robin's comfy living room, cheese, crackers, spinach dip, pita bread. Hoopy (the cat, so named because she loves to chase hoops - or ponytail ties, depending on your terminology) is cuddling with us. Did I mention we are on our second glass of wine?
I miss the kids...a bit. I called to talk to them when I arrived. Lily talked my ear off for about 15 minutes and then just left me on her bookcase for about 10 minutes - I just hung out, listened and giggled (Ben debating haircuts with Papa, Ava talking about Teacher Annie and how it was "my turn" to go to school today). But I am excited to see my niece and nephew, Hannah and Sam, very soon. How fun to be the doting Auntie (sans (total) responsibility). And hanging out without the clock ticking to bedtime or school pickup is really nice.
We are planning to have dinner at home, then head out to Robin's favorite restaurant, Basho, for drinks with some of her friends. Cheers :)