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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Long Goodbye

I'm back.

I'm like that guest that doesn't take hints. You've loaded the dishwasher, yawned broadly, and yet, here I am, asking if anybody wants to open another bottle, or maybe play a game of Scrabble.

What can I say? I like you guys. I like writing my thoughts, I like hearing yours. I miss you when I don't post.

Yet, my parents are coming from Colorado tonight. They are meeting my brother at the airport. He's coming from Seattle. Then, they are all coming to my house.

It's the first time I've seen my brother since 2006. He's never met Joel. He hasn't seen Owen since he was ten months old.

I'm content, like a sunflower, reaching towards the warmth.

We're taking Owen to the Kennedy Center to see a violin "Teddy Bear Concert" for his birthday. We're having a family party. We're going to make cupcakes that look like sheep and pigs.

So yes, there will be blogging fodder. Plenty of it.

I'm also going to be in full-blown hostess mode. Lots of cooking, lots of loading the dishwasher, lots of laughter.

(Possibly the occasional need to hide in the bathroom).

Again, fodder galore.

And so, I'm coming back on just to say goodbye again. I'll be reading your thoughts...attempting to comment when I can. But trust me, I'm reading.

(In the bathroom).

XOXO

26 comments:

blueviolet said...

I hope you have an absolutely fabulous visit!!!!!!

LB said...

Enjoy! And don't forget to stash some Vodka in the bathroom, just in case!

Caution Flag said...

In addition to the vodka, be sure the door has a lock. When you're not in the bathroom, hope every.single.minute of your visit is wonderful.

michelle said...

Enjoy the birtday weekend!

Marla said...

What fun!! Enjoy yourself and drink if you must.

Ms. Moon said...

Have fun. And yes, you might want to stash a small bottle of vodka in the bathroom somewhere.

SamiJoe said...

enjoy the fam!
extremely looking forward to the fodder!
and yes, i'd like to open another bottle and if you have scrabble on facebook, well we just might have to meet up. let me know.

Sonya said...

Ooh have fun with the visit..Im glad it's just a wonderful family visit that will keep you from us for awhile and nothing bad..well sometimes family get togethers can turn bad..but hopefully not this one! LOL

Mama Zen said...

Have fun and collect fodder!

Daffy said...

...sigh...scrabble! I love that game! If only I could spell...

Enjoy the family time and take lots of photos!

Corrie Howe said...

I was gonna say, "in the bathroom" but you beat me to the punchline. I just got a Blackberry and I'm so in love! I can read, comment, research and write from anywhere now! Good thing since I'm picking up steady work.

Trudy Woodland said...

you must be so excited for your brother to meet and reunite with the boys. Have Fun!
Cheers

clearness said...

The Kennedy Center sounds fun. I'm all excited for you!

Amie said...

Enjoy your time with the fam!

only a movie said...

Good luck with your party and enjoy your bathroom breaks...
(the cupcakes sound lovely too)
We'll be here when you come back.

Unknown Mami said...

Enjoy your family!

Maggie May said...

That is amazing, to see your brother after SO long. Soak it all in.

Michele said...

Hope you are having a wonderful visit!!!

Cat said...

Enjoy your family!

won said...

Happy birthday to Owen.

Hope your visit is awesome!

LMJ said...

Enjoy your family and have fun!! We'll be here when you come back!!

When did I become my Mom said...

Enjoy it! See you when you come back!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Have a great visit! And we'll all be looking forward to hearing all the exciting tidbits when you return to the blogosphere. Enjoy!

AudreyO said...

I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family.

Melani said...

well everyone else has pretty much already said it, but I will say this: Enjoy the time with your family, life is short! :)I can't wait 'till you get back so I can read all the interesting stuff you have to write about.

Tracie said...

That's the best place to read blogs. And to hide.